Picaroons Irish Red

Picaroons Irish Red

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Brewed by Northampton Brewing Company Limited

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Style:  Irish Ale

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

22 International Bittering Units

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A hearty meat 'n' potatoes Irish-style ale. Its malty sweetness coats the palate like candy, and is offset in the finish with spicy Goldings hops. First brewed in March 1996 for the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews. The recipe was developed with the help of the Algonquin’s chef and was originally referred to as “The Algonquin Red,” but we had to change it because some other Algonquin beer existed. We then called it “Finian Irish Red,” but our Irish friends didn’t like it, so it finally became Picaroons Irish Red.

ID: 12512 Last updated 7 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank3430
Overall Percentile93.6
Style Rank11 of 297
Style Percentile96.3
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.780
Weighted Score3.488
Standard Deviation0.259

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  • CHOPZ 7115 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Thanks to Nic for bringing this one back from his East Coast trip. Second Irish Ale of the day. Pours a clean copper-amber colour with a big frothy warm beige head that lasts very long creating some thick foamy-creamy lace. Caramel nose with lost of spices. Again, caramel malt taste with some sourness (probably from not being fresh). Medium-light oily body. Much better than the one I had earlier. Have to try a fresh one when I visit. Cheers McGee !!

  • BIGBRY 516 reviews
    rated 3.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    500 ml brown bottle, label as pictures above. Dark amber color with gold holights, tan foamy head. 1/4 inch of foam lasts the whole glass. It smelled fruity and earthy, with a little bit of toffee. Grassy flavor to start, a bit of fruitiness, mango tang, bitter hop finish. Lots of carbonation, actually starts a bit watery feeling but does fill the mouth.

  • BEERHAWK 351 reviews
    rated 4.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A very nice take on a traditional Irish Red. Still a little sweeter then their Irish cousins this is a great beer. very smooth on the attack with a nice aftertaste. Good mix of mellow and smooth for an Irish. Recommended

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 3.7 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A huge, suddy foam and big bubbles cling as lacing. Clear, but very deep in colour. Brown really, with some copper red. Not much as far as aroma goes, but maybe a gentle coat of amber malt. A surpringly tasty first sip. Crisp water. A great, clean drinking red ale, which I find is often rare. I don't where they put the Kent Goldings, but this beer did fine without anyways. Aside from a slight bitterness, this isn't much of anything. Still a good, clean drinking pint and on par with other good Picaroons offerings. They've done a fair and simple - but good - job with a style that is so often lifeless and flat.

  • MCGEE 2 reviews
    rated 4.1 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    This beer is my first review becauase it kicks ass!!!!!!!! I love beer and I have never had a better one than this. I don't know all the lingo but here goes... The sweet aroma gets your mouth watering before you dive in to the best beer ever!!!! Flavour is what I would call strong but is dry and very refreshing. Tastes good served ice cold on a hot day or room temperature in the winter, after you've shoveled your driveway. If you visit New Brunswick Canada, stop by Fredericton and have 1 (dozen), you'll be glad you did. Shout out to chopz.

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