Indra (2530) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2004 This is actually, to my surprise,
more like a cream ale than anything else.
Very, very light-bodied, not very flavorful and
nitrogenated. Needs a lot more to it in virtually
all aspects as far as I'm concerned. The rather small
amount of taste that it does have, though, is pleasant.
One for drinking after mowing the lawn.
drb99 (15) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2001
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Caffrey’s is a great intro beer for non-beer drinkers. It isn’t too overpowering, hoppy, etc. Those who have established their beer tastes will probably find it bland. Like most beer, it’s much better on tap (in Ireland, especially).
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2003 August 01: Well, I LIKE the smoothness, dammit! And I'll probably always rate these pub draught cans at least '4' on appearance -- just love watching the pour! Some interesting spice notes in the aroma -- cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, apple? And, yes, it IS a bit bland, but I do get a bit of hops and a 'smooth' maltiness that's nice on a hot muggy day. Not great, but not Bud either.
March 03: How quickly we learn...how bland these nitro cans really are.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 12, 2001
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
By recommendation of a British co-worker, I went to the Irish pub in Philly known for its authentic Irish-poured Guiness, and this beer stole the show and made my night. Poured from the tap, this beer settled just like Guiness (downward bubbles). Rich, dark color and delicious taste made this beer an instant favorite. Leaves bit of a sweet aftertaste (which I loved), but may not be for everybody (my friend sitting with me didn’t care for the aftertaste). The smoothest beer I have had. A true gem. If you’ve had the can version and didn’t like it, try this on tap...MUCH better.
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks great, but not much taste. Friend of mine first had Caffreys (on tap) in Ireland and called it clear Guinness with not much taste. Like most beers, much better on tap.
I prefer Boddingtons.
keith99 (2) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Much better than the can
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorites. You can quaff quite few of these. Nice, subtle malt presence, very light, if any, hop taste, with hints of caramel. Yum.
rugbyboy99 (15) - CANADA - JUL 27, 2001
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
smoooooooooth. looks great. but where’s the taste?
canary dog (622) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 12, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is expectedly smooth, but has little flavor. Body is thin. I tried this recently for the first time from the keg. It was markedly better.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Found this rather disappointing. Looked great when poured, but upon tasting I found it overly sweet with a bitterness that lingered on the palate.