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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: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   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 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.


imdownthepub's rating

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
imdownthepub (12800) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - FEB 5, 2004
Canned, widget. Given this at a relative's. Sickly sweet amber beer, all foam. Burnt forced malt with a tinny chemical background. Absolute pants.


1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
schavuitje (46) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2016
Geel rode gloed nauwelijks c02 of schuim op de koppige nep smaak van donker mout ontbreekt elke smaak en krijg je een vieze droge mond

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2123) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Pours a finger of head on a hazy darker straw body. The aroma is a nice grain and milk smell. The taste is simple and unoffensive, mild dark fruits and mild bitterness. The texture is smooth and soft. An easy drinking ale.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChadPoole (161) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Light amber with a white creamy head that lasts the whole pint.  Not much of an aroma to speak of. Taste bitter hops, but suprisingly watery. Light body. No personality

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1493) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 16, 2016
Huge beige creamy head. Excellent lacing. Mostly diminishing. Light-amber, thick, clear body. "Quicksand effect". Aroma: moderate malt and caramel. Initial flavor: moderate sweet very light bitter. Sabor final: light bitter sweet; average duration. Palate: oily texture, medium body, flat carbonation, metallic finish. Beautiful head. Bland taste, slightly malty. 20s

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoNrRiI (1093) - Århus, 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 (1706) - 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 (1810) - Brentford, 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 . It’s not shitty ,just blah and soulless . I thought this would be an Irish Ale on the database but it’s a bull shit Bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (2124) - Cambridge, 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 I’d 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 (799) - 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 (2574) - 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.


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