Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head subsides quickly over a reddish brown body. Sweetish malty nose.
Roasted malts with a hint of heavy coffee. Medium body, not bad but neither exemplar.
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Why a Dutch brewery is making an Irish Brew is beyond me. The Smell of this impressed me as did the appearance which I thought were both very good. Looks can be deceiving though as the beer seemed harsh and lacked a smooth rich flavor that i expected from this. Still worth a try but it could never become my regular staple.
drseuss620 (4) - San Jose, California, USA - JAN 12, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was pleasantly surprised when I cracked one of these bad boys. It's got a nice red color and has a nice caramel flavor. This one sits well with my palate so I'll be buying it again.
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty amber beer with a slightly sweet roasty flavor. Enjoyable session type Irish Ale.
Braudog (6219) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sticky foamy head over ... you guessed it ... a red beer. The aroma is airy and starchy like a green bottle import lager, but the flavor has just a hint of coffee grounds mixed with a nice smooth caramel malt. Nice "in between" beer.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of my personal favorites, but it never fails me. The head is small, but that only goes so far. A very good beer in my book.
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Only slightly reddish deep amber body; sparse, thin head. Bores my tongue to death; no liveliness to this brew. Mildly noticeable bite. Easily forgettable.
3fourths (9015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Usual skunked aroma of an international lager, and similar taste. Really the only difference is the color.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It might just be a "placebo effect," but I swear that this smells like Heineken, and it somewhat carries over to the taste. Decent toasted malt flavors, very little hop bitterness. Aftertaste has a distinct toasty/nutty quality to it. Easy to drink, but a little unexciting.
Reid (2254) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought in the 14.9 oz can brewed by Heineken in Amsterdam.
Amber in appearance with a large frothy off white head..quite attractive actually.
The smell is pretty weird though..it smells like Heineken Lager just a little more malty.
The taste is mostly malty, a slight buttery tinge,sweet with small hop bite at the end.
A very creamy and smooth beer on the tongue.
Its a drinkable ale..would make a good session beer.