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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Irish Ale
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 1048   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised. Available bottled, and in nitro keg and can versions.
Ingredients: Malted barley, chocolate malt, water, hops and yeast.
First brewed in Lady’s Well Brewery, Cork in 1856. Heineken purchased the brewery in 1983. Beer now produced in Heineken Nederland.
Also known as Irish Amber and Draught Irish Ale.
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2003
Pretty much a run of the mill ale. Nothing to spectactular about it, but it's not bad either.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3481) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2003
Dark amber with a fluffy head that stood up well. Soft malts; mild carbonation. Mouthfeel was decent with a nice and creamy texture. Metallic off-flavor was kind of bothersome. Sweet up front with a hint of fruit, chocolatey in the middle, and slightly bitter in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 8, 2003
Light bubbles, but decent lace down the line. Pleasantly hopped aroma that soon became mildly astringent, unfortunately. Malty and rich flavor, low carbonation. Nice hoppy finish, but slightly medicinal aftertaste. Perhaps this was not a perfect bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartijnVV (33) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2003
It dissappointed me at first. But being drinking it i started liking it some more. It is a taste you start tasting more and more.. Difficult to get an impression.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2003
Far from red in appearance, more of a light amber/orangeish. A thin white head, fairly dense. Definitely light damaged, fairly skunky. Hints of alcohol, a light malt character and a bit of an earthy tone. Cleaned up well, crisp, some caramel. sweet with a little hop balance, creamy and smooth finish of dried barley.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2003
I had it on draft. I was suprised to find it on the thin side. It had a nice deep amber color, a decent head, and a nice maltiness. A decent beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Had on tap at Danny K's on March 25th, 2003
Pours an amber color with a small head which dissipates quickly. The aroma is quite weak with a hit of hops, but nothing special. The taste on the other hand is strong - a bit too strong perhaps. I've had many reds that are better than this one. The taste is a bit too alcoholic despite only being 5% ABV with an aftertaste that doesn't help the cause...

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2003
Pours a clear brown color with a small, off-white head that initially lingers but soon recedes. It has a very faint aroma of malts with some slight hop presence. Medium body with moderate carbonation, the flavor is initially malty, but that flavor soon dwindles away leaving nothing in the finish but a slight bitterness with metalic notes. Not too bad, about like most other Irish Red beers I have had - lacking in character and flavor but drinkable and nothing outstanding. This one came in a 16 oz can and I was expecting it to be a nitro beer, I was a little surprised when I poured it into the glass and didn't get that typical nitro pour.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JFGrind (1881) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2003
I drank my Murphy's in Mayfair, Philadelphia (still part of the US). My first thought is am I ever gonna drink an Irish Ale every brewed IN Ireland? This beer was brewed in the Netherlands, only the name was Irish. Beer poured a copper color with adequate head. Not much flavor here, but it was "refreshing" and quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1101) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Not always a big amber fan, but this one works. Beautiful amber hues as advertised. As expected, more malty, nice roasted flavor. Drinks and finishs easily.


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