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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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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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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Hmm..pretty mediocre. Didnít know this was brewed by summit, but itís nothing special. Somewhat malty and very grainy. Donít bother.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 VERY light and watered-down flavor and aroma. Some off-flavored notes like sour apple cider that put me off my feed. Some lightly roasted caramel maltiness saves the day. Somewhat overly spritzy on the tongue. Repeatable but barely.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Clear copper, nice head. Tastes like a crappy, cheap beer. Few malts, some hops, but quite grainy in the middle and cheaply sweet at the end.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Dusty malt aroma. Orange gold pour. Bland, dusty malt and earthy maybe potato flavor. Not offensive, not delicious. Finishes with lingering of almonds.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2005
This stuff is made frompotatoes, and when I heard the proceeds go to fight LUPUS, i knew it was good!! This is avaiable on tap in quite a few places in st paul, since its bottled here. A real tasty amber brew, no bones about it.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Nice copper color. Says itís brewed with potatoes but I canít taste any in there. Mainly a standard balance of malt and hops, mainly towards the malt. Somewhat thin body. Strange that itís classified in this category; I donít think think potatoes are classified as vegetables -- rather, they are tubers.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Orange w/wispy head. Malty aroma. Light but not too watery mouthfeel, gypsum finish. Bland.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2004
Rich gold color with no head. Lightmalt nose. Little in the way of flavor though not unpleasant. Undistinguished.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ElGaucho (2208) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
2004 ABR. The guy at the Finneganís booth swore up and down that this is a different beer than the one originally brewed by James Page, called Finneganís Irish Ale. Curious that both are made with potatoes and the proceeds from both go toward the Spud society. Regardless, I rated the earlier Finneganís awhile back and that was noticeably better than this one, so Iím guessing they deserve to be considered separately. Faint, apple cider aroma. Small, off-white head. Leaves a little bit of lace, but really isnít overly attractive. Amber in color. No visible carbonation. Somewhat lively mouthfeel, but not too pleasant. Has an apple ciderish mouthfeel. Some off notes. Undercarbonated.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
I have no idea why this is classified as spice/herb/vegetable. This is a standard amber beer in the class of Killians, but not quite that good. Light red in color. Some malt in the flavor. Thin.


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