Brewed by Heineken Italia
Style: Irish Ale
Milano, Italy
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Traditional Red Beer. Traditionally brewed under licence of Murphy Brewery Ireland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnar (5761) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a big frothy white head. Aroma of some weak malt. Tastes sweet of caramel , not enough hop to balance it against the sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from Scandinavian Park Hantewitt Flensborg. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Orangebrown colour. Strong caramellic malty aroma. Light sweet very caramellic flavor. Light bitter short finish. Watery palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrankJohansen (3603) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel with notes of fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Can 50cl. @ [ Chris O’s pre NYE Tasting ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, old brown sugar, caramel notes, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20081230]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle. Medium head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, candy sugar and notes of hops, soap and perfume.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - FEB 16, 2009
Tasted from a bottle from market. Amber colur pours to red. Medium head. Caramlized tasted on tongue. But mouthfell is poor and not stay so much afterwards. Kind of like weak ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
Can at chris o’s teabag for 2009 tasting. Alround rating: Cornish, popadums that have been deep fried in oil thats too cold.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Poured into pint glass from tab in Genoa, Italy. Low carbonation, very low citrus aroma with a light ruby color. Half inch of head that diminished quickly. Not great after taste maybe due to the 8% alcohol content without any hoppy flavor, more of a dead light beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (14218) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
500ml can at Chris o New Year tasting 08/09. Attractive amber, thin off white head. Some fruit. It’s a bit syrupy in the middle, ok oon finish, bit of a sting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2009
500ml can (no best before date). Generous head. More dark amber than red really. A handsome beer nonetheless. Some vague gluey notes in the aroma. Otherwise rather malty, as expected, with a hint of dry bitterness. Bland, but not as bad as I expected, especially as it had been sitting around for at least a year. Says brewed under license from Murphys on the can so I guess it is probably higher ABV brew for the Italian market - just the sort of thing that seems to be popular in Italy - based on the Murphys Irish Red (which is actually produced in the Netherlands these days). And most, if not all, of the Murphys Irish Stout is actually contracted out to Inbev at their plant in Wales. I’m rambling. I’ll stop now.

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