The Red Ale had a caramel and roasted flavor and a lingering bitterness in the finish. The Helvick Gold was a very nice blond ale. The aroma note bready yeast and honey notes. The flavor had citrus notes combined with a mild sweet caramel base, with a drying finish. Colleen didn't finish her 500ml bottle so I enjoyed finishing this one off.
There were other Irish craft beers in Courtney's cooler that I would have liked to try out as well. But alas, our time was limited. So many pubs, so many beers, so little time.