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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 560   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2001
Well, its mildly pleasing.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2001
soft, creamy, bland, dissappointing, no real flavour and boring, no character whatsoever.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2001
Beautiful head of course. Typical nice amberish color. I didn’t think it tasted like much of anything though. Just slight flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2001
Sudsy head lasts longer than cheap dishwashing fluids, tastes marginally better...thin hoppy flavour, great with a depth charge of Jamiesons., hec better.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2001
The preferred beer of one of my unenlightened buddies, there really isn’t much too this ale. Served on tap it is exceptionally creamy and smooth, but where’s the flavor? Still, if you’re looking for a beer that will not challenge you but will just slide down nice, I’d recommend this over BudMillerCoors any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redmeister2001 (12) - Artesia, California, USA - OCT 18, 2001
Dishwater aftertaste :(

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 30, 2001
Not all that good. Very bland, a tasteless brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2001

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
i love those pints of irsh ale in a can.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2001
Lovely texture and appearance thanks to the nitro, but just not that flavorful. A mite disappointing.


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