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Brewed by Brewsters Brewing Company - Alberta
Style: Irish Ale
Calgary, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber coloured with a mild fruity flavour and dry finish. Caramel accented malt flavours are balanced with a clean hop finish making this a truly smooth ale.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (835) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
Draft. Deep amber pour, thin beige head with minimal retention. Aroma is somewhat faint but there’s caramel and nuts, touch of roast. Medium weight body towards thin, slightly slick. Moderately sweet flavour (caramel), not much else comes through, very light bitter finish. Could use more depth of flavour and a dryer finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
Well this bettar be good after a long fri’ day’s night where anything could’s happen and a lotz certainly did.... a bomber of some disposition, I gotta finish watching Serpico so this better do justice to Pacino’s performance, eh? This’s got minimal head and ruby body, aroma of lager with a hint of molasses - yawn fo shizzle. Flavour is a lot of grape and caramel, like a bad macro amber lamber, like whaddafock you’s bin wastin’ yo’s moneez on this stuffz fo. Okay, back to Pacino, but this ain’t no Pacino of beers nor nuthin. Thaz iz fo sho.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UXO (1454) - CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
Appearance: clear medium amber with one fat finger of light beige head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel and toffee malts, light smoke, nutty. (5/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (4/10) Palate: medium body tending to watery, moderate carbonation, malty slightly metallic finish. (2/5) “Lanigan’s Irish Ale”, huh? Sounds about as authentic as “Tipsy McStagger”. A fairly uninspiring interpretation of a stye that I find unexciting at best. Thinnish and malty, without much to recommend it. (10/20)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours a clear deep copper with reddish hues and a small white ring of lace. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasty malts and some fruity esthers. Flavor is caramel, toffee sweet maltiness, nutty and some mild roast character and a dry finish with some mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and water like reducing the full effect of the sweet grains and a low carbonation. Overall the beer is nice to drink but needs a fuller body and the fruitiness in the aroma needs to be cleaned up.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (1988) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
On tap at Brewsters Castledowns. 4.7%. Clear, dark amber pour with a decent tan head, good retention. Aroma is roast malts, almonds. Taste is more malt, nutty, and a hint of toffee. Creamy mouthfeel, with a hoppy note in a smoothish finish. Definitely worth another.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a clear copper with a reddish tinge and a small white ring around the glass. Aroma is caramel, fruity, toffee,some what sweet and bready. Flavour is sweet maltiness, toffee, mildly bitter, nutty, and a bit watery. I’m not super well versed in the irish reds but this seems a bit average to me.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Clear reddish brown pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, hay and a hint of cinnamon. Taste of malts, touch of roastiness, hint of caramel and faint hops on the finish. Medium carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
Faintly aromatic, reddish brown in colour. Some sweetness, but again, like a lot of these Brewsters beers, it tastes nutty, tinny and watered down.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gramity (1601) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
Drinkable amber irish ale, with hops and bitterness. Fresh and creamy mouthfeel, maybe from the yeast, not overcarbonated this one. Well malted, and a tad roast. Like a cross between a brown and an irish red. Worth a try. Bitter finish and medium mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Pint on tap at Oliver Square location in Edmonton. Pour was pale amber color with small white head and some lacing. Aromas of caramel and not much else. Taste is sweet malt with a slightly sour finish. This was not one of my best tasting experiences at Brewsters.


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