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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Pale Lager
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1815   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bright pale golden; fruity nose; crisp and clean, slightly bitter up front, smooth aftertaste.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nukemarc99 (3) - CANADA - JAN 27, 2002 does not count
Good mass production beer, although the last few I purchased have been skunked.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Good stuff. Thin, low aroma, but still a good mass-market brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2002
For a while I thought this was the best lager there was out there. Nicer taste than the typical pale/golden lager, but since I found the Dortmunder Gold, I’ll go with the latter anytime. Good, above-average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2002
Deep, fruity sweet aroma. Fuller bodied than most lagers. I favor this one warm or slightly cool, which allows the flavors to develop. Nice barley finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1977) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2002
In the late 1980’s this was the cool beer to drink for me and my friends. Well now it’s 2002 and this brew is not as ’special’ as I remember.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dougan (93) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 13, 2002
Guinness has yet to let me down with there beers. Can’t wait to taste it again!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Bottle: Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head, flowers, grass and grain in the aroma, thin bodied with sharp carbonation, crisp ending, starts and ends lightly bitter. Spring one on your ’badbeer’ buddies and they will like it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dray317699 (3) - USA - JAN 7, 2002 does not count
Personal fav...of all Irish beer, goes down smoothly and not as heavy as most Irish brews. If not a fan of Guinness, give this a chance

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2002
Very tasty Lager. Definitely one of my favorite Lagers. Best served super cold in a glass while your at the local Irish pub with your friends talking about chicks you’ve nailed and steamy shits you’ve taken. However, it can make that gross fat chick at the end of the bar appear to look like a Playboy Bunny. Beware...

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
itsmax (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2002
Not bad. Tastes quite crisp on the palate, and the taste does linger.


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