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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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Draft @ Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis: Copper, nice head and lacing. Clean, easy drinking beer, typical I guess. Balance with a touch of caramel. The finish is toasty, meh.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tennisjoel (1297) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Autumn Brew Review ’07
I wanted to sample this, mainly to rate the last available Summit beer and avoid having to purchase a whole bottle, or even worse, a sixer. Bland non offensive flavor. Faint hops. Potato - maybe - are you really going to taste it? Like rice or corn, it’s pretty flavorless.

A bad marketing gimmick but I’m sure it works for some folk, not for most ratebeerians, I’d guess though.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
[Draft, ABR ’07] Pours amber with a small white head. Very bland aroma. Taste is dominated by something that is strange and unpleasant--maybe the potato. Medium mouthfeel. Really not very good, ended up pouring out about half of my sample.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours an attractive golden/copper with a thin white head. Very grainy and bready on the nose with a hint of alcohol which is surprising given its low ABV. Medium to light bodied. Grassy and grainy with a hint of roasted malt and caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1309) - 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 (7513) - 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 (5421) - 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.


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