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

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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 Caffreyís 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 Coorís 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 (826) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, - 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 isnít Irish - itís brewed in North Yorkshire. And it isnít all that premium, either - not when itís a misely 3.8 ABV and pours flatter than any beer I have ever known. I suspect this isnít how itís meant to look as it had less head than Charles I. In its defence the aroma isnít 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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoNrRiI (961) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2015
0.473 tap. Very hazy, dark gold color and a small, creamy, white head of awesome retention. Aroma of yeasts, nitrogen, and pale malts. Sweet malty taste of bread and what seems like a sweetener. Light body, slick texture, and flat carbonation. Finish is short, sweet, and malty. Overall a very mediocre brew.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
alex_leit (1167) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 27, 2015
Can. Good foam. Aroma: caramel, a little malty. Taste: velvety, caramel and fruits, a bit of hop bitterness, moderately watery.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Keg . Seamus inn , Torquay , Devon. Had this after mackerel fishin on a boat that was rocky as fuck. Cream flow kinda appearance ,honey kissed . Nose of nothing but generic cream. Flavours of toffee ,cream,honey , Apple . Itís not shitty ,just blah and soulless . I thought this would be an Irish Ale on the database but itís a bull shit Bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Keg from the Cock Inn, Attleborogh. Golden with a big white head. Awful purty. Smells of chemicals. Not a lot of beer scents in there. Tastes of chemical, metal and grain. Thin body. No personality. I think Iíd almost prefer it if it were actively awful.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redders1974 (555) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Good looking pint from can with help from the nitro quite creamy with a bitter middle and sweet sugary end very easy drinking and refreshing

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2549) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Keg hanging Heaton WMC. Amber good beige head. Light caramel malts aroma taste sweet toffe malts light hoppy bitters. Ok body. Decent keg.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Gurthnar (4077) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 7, 2015
Can from Seoul Plaza. Clear golden to amber colour with nice lava effect and a firm smooth head. Unfortunately those are about all the nice things about this beer. The first sip almost made me vomit, end of story. Sterile pasteurised shit.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kajser27 (865) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 10, 2015
Copper colored with creamy white head. Caramel toffee aroma. Taste same a bit hops but everything is so light and hidden. Extremely light and watery... but a creamy sort of water.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
g_georgiou (419) - CYPRUS - DEC 28, 2014
Clear orange body with a creamy white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and toast. Taste is mild bitter and malt finish. Carbonation is soft, light body, watery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ERB92 (576) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Caramel, bread and some fruits in the aroma. Amber with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. Overall totally OK, but it has a bit of an unpleasant cardboard like flavor in the finish and is quite boring.


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