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

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RATINGS: 554   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.


foxo82's rating

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
foxo82 (650) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, - MAY 1, 2012
Aluminium bottle from Murat Food Centre, Gedling Street, Nottingham. The packaging proudly boasts this is a Premium Irish Ale. Except that it isn’t Irish - it’s brewed in North Yorkshire. And it isn’t all that premium, either - not when it’s a misely 3.8 ABV and pours flatter than any beer I have ever known. I suspect this isn’t how it’s meant to look as it had less head than Charles I. In its defence the aroma isn’t bad at all - strong and toasty hops with some sweet syrup notes. Alas, what initial bitterness there is fades quicker than you can say thisisnotanirishbeer and it has a very thin, watery mouthfeel. Not the best fake Irish beer in the world.


1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JanVah (50) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
På burk från systemet. Fin bärnstensfärgad med tunn skumkrona. Luktar svagt av säd och bröd. Såg lovande ut men smakar ingenting.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerfest5 (1067) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 21, 2014
On tap, I was under the impression that this was a cream ale, which I still believe is the correct style category, but anyways...Thick draft Guinness-like head, thin aroma of banana, grass, hay, some vanilla. Taste is equally thin and lager-esque. Nothing interesting or exciting, I actually had this one to better my knowledge of cream ales, so slightly confused and disappointed to see it labeled as a bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES SEP 22, 2004 Nitro can. Pours with an amber body with a trademark creamy nitro head. Light nutty caramel aroma. Smooth body, buttery sort of malt flavour. Has hints of sweet caramel with a slight bitter touch. Pretty basic.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
StuffWine (117) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2014
Pink-tinged amber, clear and still, with white creamy nitro head that lasted well. Aroma is fresh hops and honey, simple but nice. Taste only of simple malts. Flat, thin, and watery on palate; guess the typical for the style. Overall just felt unsatisfied. Curious to jump into a time machine and taste the original brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
klajmajk (100) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2014
Pours light brown color with very stable white milky head. Maltyness both in aroma and taste. Quite light bodied. In result neither bad nor very good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - JAN 20, 2014
On tap at O’Neills, Soho, London. Hazy honey color, just after pouring looks great with nice creamy head. Thin bodied. Bland taste. Disliked it.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hackobock (909) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2014
Can from Systembolaget. Pours clear amber with a medium sized dense creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, light perfume, metallic notes. Taste is very light, some malty sweetness with just a touch of bitterness, some metallic notes as well. Creamy texturs.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Calisky (234) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - JAN 12, 2014
Couleur ambrée et trouble, petit col blanc cremeux. Nez très leger de malt et caramel. Gout caramel un peu amèr. Corps acqueux sans fin de bouche.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JimmyBoy74 (109) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
50 cl systembolaget. Ljus färg. Doft av, bröd, säd. Smak av, bröd, hö, säd. Inte värd att köpa.


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