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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Finnegans Irish Amber is brewed with three varieties of imported two-row malts. The beer is pale amber in color but light in body. A gentle hop bitterness compliments its complex malt character.

Finnegans is currently available on tap and in liquor stores throughout the state of Minnesota. Finnegans is unique in that 100% of the profits are donated to The Finnegans Community Fund which disburses grants to help the working poor and at-risk youth throughout Minnesota.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Okay, an irish ale brewed in St. Paul should be better, but when you’re at an event or hockey game at the Xcel Center, this is great compared to the standard Bud/Miller offerings. It has less body than I woul want and leaves a bit of a dirty aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DietPepsican (1578) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
red pour with a small white head. Malty aroma. Flavor is also plenty of caramel malts. I swear I get potatoes too. Finishes watery. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 A copper color with a white head. The aroma is caramel and sweet potatoes. The flavor has a veggie presence with some caramel and dark fruit. According to my rating notes not in my hand writing....... Cheri has big tits.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 12oz bottle, no date thanks to Eric (heemer77). Clear amber golden with a small off-white head that faded to a thin ring after about 10 seconds with no film. Aroma has some toasted grain and a bit of caramel. There is also the rubber from the top of the screw on growler caps--that bead of rubber, and a tinge of pear skin. Flavor has some corn and toasted grain with a bit of nondescript fruity tang. Toasty finish with minimal hop bitterness. Lifeless body, save for the faintest tingle of carbonation that leaves the body a fair amount heavier than it actually is. Not any good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Bottled. The body is dark amber with a lightly off white head. The aroma has some apples and caramel. There is also some light citrus. The taste is bitter orange peels with some nice black pepper spice in the finish. There is also a little bit of root vegetable character. The body is highly carbonated. A little strange.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
Light copper color with a fizzy diminsihed... "damn" the heads gone already, so I don’t know what color it was, but is wasn’t white, so something darker and not quite white head. Wait, if it is gone before I got a good look at it was it ever really ever there? To be honest, one of the more worthless heads I have ever encountered. It still gets a two because the liquid still looks good, but I’m thinking the body is going to suffer. Caramel and corn soup aromas. Not bad, but not clean and very amber like. Actually the palate is quite light and with a nearly not as much fizz as I would have expected. Flavors of lightly toasted grain, touch of dark corn syrup and floral hops. I don’t find much that is Irish in this one. Generic sweetness in the finish and linger.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Not as "amber" as killians. Nose is of Bud Lite and pears. Not an offensive taste, but not much taste at all. Very lite malt and then just a hint of hops. (probably just from sitting on the summit loading dock) I could drink a shitload of these. Very lite bodied. Not very impressive, but the sixer won’t go to waste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On Tap. Light amber in color with a small head. Low aroma of of malt and hops. Taste is the same, more malt than hops and thin. A pretty bland brew that finishes weak.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
markas101 (2235) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2007
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Pale amber colour, Standard macro aroma, sweet and watery tasting,not very interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2007
In bottle from Southswitch near Tower, MN. Very bland malt aroma. Very bland malt flavor. Tasted like a macro disguised as a micro. Went okay with wings, if only for the inherent water content in the beer. I did not taste the potatoes referenced on the label.


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