Trafalgar Paddys Irish Red

Trafalgar Paddys Irish Red

Rated 2.573 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Trafalgar Ales And Meads

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Vienna / Amber Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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No colouring agents or artificial additives are used in this ancient Lett family recipe. The robust amber colour comes from the judicial use of crystal and carastan malts. Remember the ancient brewery credo, “we only sell what we can’t drink ourselves”. Irish red was created in the 1800’s by master brewer George Henry Lett. Trafalgar has recreated the extraordinary nutty taste and unique amber colour with crystal malts and roasted barley. Tettenanger and saaz hops round out the bouquet of this fine dark lager. Paddy’s compliments such pub fare as stews, cheeses and meat pies.

ID: 10572 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank51973
Overall Percentile1.8
Style Rank581 of 589
Style Percentile1.4
Lowest Score1.5
Highest Score3.0
Average Score2.413
Weighted Score2.573
Standard Deviation0.470

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  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    This was an awful attempt at an Irish red ale. A clear scar;ety pour with a very thin white ring. The aroma was weak caramel malt with a hint o' hops. The flavour was slightly sour (a Trafalgar trademark - but a bad one) with hints of caramel, and a bitter finish.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Can: Poured a clear medium amber color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry unrefined grain is somewhat bland. Taste is also dominated by dry unrefined cereal taste with no discernible hops and not that great of a drinkability factor. Very bland average for style and though there is no brewing flaws there is nothing too spectacular to speak of.

  • CYRENAICA 2408 reviews
    rated 2.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    473ml can
    5.0% ABV
    Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    February 16, 2010
    The beer poured a translucent fire-engine red colour with a bubbly tan coloured head. The aroma was sour malts and metal. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was grainy malt with a very acidic feel.

  • MIKET 200 reviews
    rated 2.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Pours a deep brown colour with an almost 2 finger off white head. Head sticks around for a bit and leaves some lacing. Doesn't look bad at all. Weak aroma, slightly sweet, malty. Has a roasted taste, nutty with a bitter finish, but overall the flavour is bland. The mouthfeel is decent, smooth with lower carbonation.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 2.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    bottle: Pours a dark cola-red with a fair off- white cap that has modest retention...some lacing. Aromas of caramalt over a distinct vegital tone....wierd! Tastes better than it smells medium bodied chewy texture. Malty,toasty sweet, some cocoa then this God-awful veggy taste....I think its the hops trying to make an appearance but it tastes and smells like celery..weird!

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 2.8 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 5

    This Irish red shares a history with the old Lett family receipe, which is also the same one as used in the MolsonCoors Killian Irish Red. The Trafalgar take I dont think merits much more acredations than the Killians, as its an overall unimpressive beer. Poured with absolutly NO head what-so-ever and was incredibly flat, a terribly dull textured beer. Flavour was candy like, alittle too sweet and seemingly artificial. I dont know about this Trafalgar brewery, their beer upsets me. Id love to like it, but all of their efforts seem to fall well short. This one is no expection.

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 1.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    at the time i tried this i was absolutley hooked on red beers; rickards' was the archetype for me, so i thought i'd take a chance. this beer was so bad i kept trying to pawn them off on someone else. trafalgar makes a good mead, they should stick to that and give up brewing beer.

  • CHOPZ 6673 reviews
    rated 2.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    Pours a slightly unclear brown-amber with a fizzy head and some lace. Strong aromas... maybe hop. Seems pass the best before date taste-wise... even if I cannot find any. Horrible sour taste at first (found in outdated brews). Then, just plain flat. Nothing. No punch. As all the Trafalgar products I tried as of yet, none have impress me. Keep on trying.

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