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Brewed by Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Bitter
Burton-upon-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised nitro-keg and nitro-can beer.
May alse be / have been produced at Tadcaster.
"A smooth, creamy ale." Introduced in 1994 as a 4.8% Irish Ale by Bass at Caffrey’s Ulster brewery, and promoted strongly with an advertising campaign of "strong words softly spoken". Interbrew took over in 2000, soften the recipe and attempted to catch the lager market, using a new promotion of "a storm brewing". Coors acquired the brand in 2002. Initially contract brewed by Interbrew for Coors at Ulster, the brand eventually moved to Coor’s Tower Brewery in Tadcaster.
The ABV was reduced from 4.8% to 4.2% in 2001 and, in March 2010, was further reduced to 3.8%. ABV may vary in export markets.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Great beer, one of my faves when I can find it.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2002
The smell of this stuff reminds me of when I was a kid - the odors that used to come out of dark, dank Chicago bars on say, Saturday morning, when they’d air the place out after a big night. Its a generic, yeasty sour smell - not a bad smell but not all that great either. There is a persistent, small creamy head which at first is nice, but after awhile is a bit unpleasant. If you make the extra effort, you can taste a fruity, hoppy undertone to the beer but, after downing one, a second glass seems watery - not enough taste to stand up to session drinking.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
U-Bob99 (1) - USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
I’ve been an avid Irish beer drinker for years, but once my pub started carrying Caffreys, I almost never drink anything else.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
dewolfpack (59) - Petit De Grat, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2002
This is terrible sent it back and refused to pay for this swill .

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2002
Nice smooth creamy brew. Even good out of the can. Could drink it anytime.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2002
Body is chestnut brown. Creamy head that might last for dayswith good lace but consequent lack of carbonation in the body. Little flavour apart from lightly roasted bitterness. Lasting bitter aftertaste. As with all PDC beers would be much better on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beertender99 (10) - Granite City, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2002
Aftertaste is a bit much. It was such a pretty beer too. :( LOL

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pilsnerrogge (2577) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2002
Watery & bland, but it looks nice.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1883) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2002
I had a few pints at an ’Irish’ pub, found it to be a good session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2002
Very light in color, nice head retention, right to the bottom of my pint glass, but a rather watery ale.


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