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Brewed by Adnams
Style: Irish Ale
Southwold, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Special.
Adnams Brewer Fergus Fitzgerald teamed up with fellow Head Brewer Cormac O’Dwyer from Dungarvan Brewing Company in Ireland to make a beer especially for St Patrick’s Day.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUN 14, 2014
Cask at the Bank Statement, Swansea. Pours amber with off-white head. Malty aroma, roasted malts flavor, some caramel as well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
11th April 2013
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear deep amber beer, little pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, fine carbonation. Nice malt, a little caramel toffee and cream. Mildly bitter orange fruits. Semi dry finish. Really not bad at all. Well balanced and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2013
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin bubbly beige head, good lacing, very mild malty aroma, berry fruits and malty flavour, nicely balanced, refreshing, very easy to drink

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Masque Haunt London 19/03/13. A dark brown coloured beer with a definite red hue and a whitish head and lace. Very typically Irish malty fruity with a good whack of late bitterness. Dry and toasty. Coffee flavours. An acquired taste but true to style and well brewed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mighty_meadow (203) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Pours like a slightly lighter Guinness but left for a minute or so clears to a gorgeous chestnut red colour with a fine off white head. First taste that hits yiu is dark cherry. Lovely. It gets a bit more bitter after that with some berries and a bit of chalk. Slightly astringent in the finish, like sucking on a salty plum or cherry stone. Very nice and has awakened my tastebuds after the blandness of my last beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1511) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
cask at the tanners hall darlington. reddiah brown body. thin off white head. excellent lacing. malty fruity black malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2103) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 20, 2013
Cask @ JDW Elgin [170313]
Reddish copper, lear, dense off white head, good colour
Aroma of soft fruity caramel malts, soft sweet malts, touch of berry fruits
Taste of caramel malts, hint of toasted malts, touch of yeast, soft berry fruits, bitter English hops, fresh cask
Palate - Medium body, smooth texture. Finish as main flavour, lingering soft bitter finish, very very slight salty, digestive biscuits linger (I did try the beer again 2 days later prob same cask, the biscuits had gone in the linger and the finish was more bitter astringent)
Overall - This was a pretty decent brown bitter - however, 2 days later the beer was more bitter astringent and would score around 2.8.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10295) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark amber with cream head. A bit of a composite rating this as the first pint I had was fruity smooth then the very next was musty earthy, not sure how that could happen within 10 minutes. Malt led beer, no following hop note, but reasonable enough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
Red brown in colour with a frothy head. Has a sweet aroma which is evident in its taste, but less so.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1517) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
cask Lloyds Carlisle. Semi sweet fruit and malt aroma. Chalky and dry on the tongue with a lingering bitter finish. Some peat in the swallow and aftertaste


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