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Boyne Brewhouse

Boyne Brewhouse
Pagan’s Pillar Sparkling Copper Ale

Category: Irish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 4.8%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Boyne Brewhouse
Pagan’s Pillar Sparkling Copper Ale

Category: Irish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 4.8%
Nearly opaque hazy dark copper color. Creamy aromas and flavors of flan, buttered dark nut toast, and caramel cake with a supple, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish evoking touches of toasted nuts and grains, sprouts and radicchio, and pepper finish. A fun caramelly ale with a nice smack of peppery hops on the finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy, Bold & Bitter, Smooth & Mild & Malty
Aroma Aroma: flan, buttered dark nut toast, and caramel cake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of toasted nuts and grains, sprouts and radicchio, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tikka Masala, Fish & Chips, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun caramelly ale with a nice smack of peppery hops on the finish.

The Producer

Boyne Brewhouse

The Producer
Lagavooren Platin Road, Drogheda
County Meath,
Ireland
353 -419878078

Irish Style Ale

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Irish ales are reddish in color and range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They feature rich malt accents, a slightly sweet palate and low hop bitterness. In addition to Irish style stouts, these beers represent a large portion of the Irish market and are easily recognized by their appearance and high drinkability. Noteworthy examples of this style include: O’Hara’s Irish Style Red Ale, Samuel Adams Irish Red and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale.

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