Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Yellowbelly: Fighting Irish Red Ale

I had a pint of Yellowbelly Brewery and Public House's Fighting Irish Red Ale fresh from the source. Weighing in at 5.5% alcohol, it was a deep amber hued ale topped with a silky cream head. Its sweet, malty aroma had a brown sugar and copper accompaniment. There is a pleasant, smooth front end with some bitter crunch at the backdoor. Some brown sugar and molasses notes provide a bit of sweetness and the finish was hoppier than I expected. Additionally, there were some coppery notes.

The Fighting Irish Red Ale is a well rounded beer that moves from malty to bitter. A fine first taste of Yellowbelly's wares, this stuff ensured that I'd come back another day to try some more of their lineup.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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