northropfrye (2218) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in Dingle. Pale yellow colour with white head. Faintly sweet and bready aroma. Taste is slightly malty, bready, some hops, but quite faint. Light and refreshing. Good for the style.
mzaar (1615) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap @ Murray´s at O´Connell Str, Dublin. Pours golden with a white soon disappearing head. It´s impossible to call this beer disgusting. I don´t call water disgusting. Tasteless and drinkable are better words for this beer and water. And dull. Dull is the right word.
goozen (2973) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Church, Dublin: Clear golden coloured brew with an little annoying sweet corn-like taste.
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Sober Lane with my dinner. Pours a clear bubbly gold with a lasting white head. Looks like a great lager. Aroma is kind of off-putting - buttery popcorn, caramel and cidery apple notes. Taste is much better - malty sweetness, very light bitterness and a vague sour hint. Very moist palate and a good lively carbonation. Quite a decent lager, but still nowhere near as interesting as what the other new Irish breweries are producing.
culchiem (2545) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Orange gold with a minimal head. Aroma is musty sweet. Flavour is sweet bread, a little her and spice. Finish is dry.
triskaideka (137) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Murphy’s Bar, Killarney. This is an attempt to wean the Great Irish Public off the mass produced lagers that are available everywhere. It’s a good start. I’d say it’s golden in colour rather than pale. Moderately sweet. No issues with drinking this. A good start - maybe other styles will follow?
ciaranc (896) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (Tom Creans Irish Lager). Pours clear gold, a touch watery looking. Not much head. Malt and a little citrus on the nose. Not too thin in the middle. A touch of butter in the finish. Its a pale lager so not going to be mindblowing, but a decent representative of the style.
ACD (645) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Pours golden with thin but lasting white head. Aroma is grain, slight herb, grass - fairly muted. Taste is decent, grainy notes, biscuit, herbs, light citrus note. Almost Creamy nature to it - high level of carbonation but suits well. Light bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit limp, but quite refreshing nevertheless.
Beersiveknown (3020) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden blonde with grainy nose. Slightly astringent malt, sweetness, medium bodied, gentle carbonation, minimal finish.
omhper (19461) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Cobblestone, Dublin. Clear golden, small creamy head. Buttery nose. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Plenty of butter, some grass. Fairly low bitterness. Functional, but not good.