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Brewed by Heineken Italia
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Milano, Italy

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.3   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Under licence of Murphy Brewery ltd. Ireland. Strong Lager Beer.

In Celtic tradition the dragon is a symbol of strength, power and vital energy. Golden Fire Strong Lager embodies its spirit, mixing the strength of 7.9° with a firm blanced flavour. Ready for the dragon?


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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pkbites (678) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2012
On tap @ "The Wall" night club in Pisa, Italy. Average yellow pour. Completely DOA head. Smelled like cheap whiskey. Thick, syrupy mouth feel. Alcohol content not detected. Goes down rather rough. Like liquid sandpaper.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Tasted in Italy, where this is apparently brewed. Malt sweetness with very light hops, otherwise bland and one-dimensional, but admittedly the alcohol is better hidden than in many northern European strong pale lagers.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle in Italy. Dark gold, malty body, fruity, a little alcohol in the finish. Not awful, not bad, not very good.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Slayer85 (1044) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle. A clear medium to dark golden beer with a small, frothy/fizzy, fully diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly amlty and lightly hoppy with notes of corn, alcohol, syrup, trace of herbs. The flavour is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly sour, lightly bitter. Medium body, lively to fizzy carbonation, long finish with almost medium bitterness, moderately to heavily alcoholic, unclean, dirty. Poor.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
heavy (2133) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 8, 2009
30/10 A 0.33 l bottle from a gas station near Voghera. Same bottle as the previous two raters, of course. It had golden body with medium sized head. Weak sourish aroma, cidery and slightly corny. Honey malt in the flavor, alcoholic for sure with some corny sourish notes. Really boring and after all, thin bodied. Warming, alcoholic finish. ESL? Where are the hops...this is a bad and relatively unpleasant beer. Ready for the dragon?

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ogivlado (5672) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottled 330ml. -as Golden Fire Strong Lager. Courtesy of and shared with Doggythedog/heavy (thanks!).
Dark golden coloured, small white head, strong sauerkraut nose. Honeyish malty, slight alcoholic and again sauerkraut. Unpleasant one, spoilt bottle???

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Marko (3918) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 30, 2009
Found at some gas station in Italy (brewed at Heineken Italia’s Comun Nuovo plant), shared with heavy and ogivlado
Nice full golden colour, medium persistent thick white head. Sauerkraut and honey in the nose. What the heck. Typical kinda honeyish maltiness for the strength but lacking the sweetness... some alcohol, oily, some vegetables (less krauty than before), not pleasant but not too assertive.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Furseth (1950) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2009
Draft, Rome/Italy: Clear yellow colour,no head at all. Aroma of Lots of sweet maltynes, some fruitynes and a dust. Flavor was sweet malty, some alcy mixed with a bit caramely mouth feeling, short finish, thin to medium body.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cotonne (1) - SPAIN - SEP 21, 2009 does not count
I tasted it at the joshua tree pub in firenze Italy, but its been imposible to find it again. Could someone help me?

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ska (201) - ITALY - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2009 On tap, golden colour, light malt aroma with alcohol and hops notes, tipical bitter finish, balanced strong lager


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