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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1156) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Amber bottle pour with very small head. Grainy nose, not a lot of hop to the nose. Flavor was thin with a touch of toasted malt and very light hops. Very clean finsih.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
On tap at Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, June 2007. It is indeed amber in colour with a thin white head. Touch of light cereal malt on the nose. Not much hop coming through. Much the same on the palate with the malt coming through a bit more strongly. Mouthfeel is clean and smooth with a sweetish undercurrent. A bit gassy for my taste. Might have picked up more had I left it to warm up a bit, but I was thirsty so it didn’t last long. I would guess that the potato thing is more of a gimmick than a significant element of the fermentables. Pretty uneventful stuff but there’s nothing offensive about it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Draft at Kip’s, St. Louis Park, MN. Summit did something that isn’t a hop-monster -- knock me over with a feather. In fact, this is a malt-monster with nice balance - a slightly-bitter finish. Very drinkable. Summit, you made a beer I want to drink... Wow.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2007
Picked up a bottle from Cellars LexLarp in St Paul, MN. What was this doing in the "import beer" section? Oh well... Pours a crisp clear reddish amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet bread and potatoes. Could use some sour cream! Flavor of a watered down ale with some earthy malt added. Finish is light and watery. Ah so so brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewtroth (25) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Refreshing and tasty, if a bit light. It lacks the unpleasant bitterness I usually associate with Summit’s brews. On draft at Old Chicago in Eagan, 3/7/07.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Malt, hops, and starch fill the aroma and taste. A very mild bitterness mixes with a nice malt throughout the travel in the mouth. The flavor also has a nice smoothness and taste from the potatoes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrewkaveny (6) - Mankato, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2007 does not count
This beer pours a pretty orange-red amber color. It has a sweet aroma and an even sweeter taste with a slight metallic finish. All in all an enjoyable reasonably priced brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Draught at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis, MN. Clear light amber color with thin white head that left some lace on the glass. Attractive malty caramel aroma and flavor with an almost buttery flavor at the end. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Very good beer on tap.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2006
a spuddy route to say the least Im an irish fan so i drink lots of finneoos to help the poor suckers who cant afford one so i like this brew GET SURLY

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2006
This is a true mastery of beer making. Think of a beer looking like Killian’swith a half way decent aroma of toasted caramel malts. The taste is...absent. I could probably chug this, it’s just not anything particularly exciting, or interesting.


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