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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1077   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rlgk (14698) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2003
Reddish brown color, looks like gluhwein.Rather carbonated but thin. No much taste at all except from a bitter finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
SilkTork (5433) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2003
Nitro Keg, Robin Hood, Bexleyheath. Smooth as a baby's bum and as bland as a clean nappy. If the baby had a shit at least this nonsense would have some character. There are dry roasty flavours in the body which develop in the finish, and there is a slight creamy sweetness up front, but that's off set by the pasteurized hops which taste of wet cardboard. Not a good drink.
Earlier Rating: 1/5/2003 Total Score: 2
Jan, 2003An Irish Red Ale is very slightly different to an English Bitter by the use of roasted malts which gives the red or amber colour and adds a slight caramel tone to the flavour. The bottle version of this beer tastes pastuerised, so there is a stewed hop quality giving a nasty metallic taste typical of pastuerised beers. Leave the bottles of Murphy’s Red alone. They are bad beers. [1.3]
September 2007 Mildly sweet with chocolate notes, faint cardboard and faint roast barley. Tastes like a typical cheap European canned Ambree. Quite drinkable, and with more flavour than your average lager. [2.0]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jek803 (41) - USA - JUL 23, 2003
Not much aroma, but nice dark color with head and lacing to boot. Smoother mouth feel than Guinness, lighter body, toasty, malt...nice balance...finished sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Not very good at all. My friend pretended to like it so he could seem knowledgeable about beer. Don't waste time drinking this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
From the Sharp Edge European Beerfest: an intresting irish ale. I still thhough it was very little, but not completely undrinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2003
This fucking sucks. Smells like rotten skunk and tastes much the same. Basically tastes like creamy budwieser. Not like I expected it to be good or anything though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shotgun1431 (134) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 Aroma: smells a little like beer. Apperearance: Red with a whitish head. Flavor: Not too bad. Palate: ok. Overall: I like it but not nearly as good as Murphy's original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 22, 2003
amber with a creamy head. slighlyt sweer and fruity. decent bitter hop finish. lingering caramel aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
larsniclas (6194) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2003
Not much of an head, chestnut-coloured. A sour aroma and flavour, watery palate and some strange taste hidden inside.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (6422) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 Rerate - 7/23/03 - finished the last of the 4 pak last night and it was a chore - just not a good flavor at all. Original rating - 2.9 - 16 ounce can - bit of a wet paper bag aroma, with slight malt undertones. Clear, dark copper color appearance with an off white head that is rather thin and dissipates quickly with little to no lacing. Bit of a spicy taste to it - tad of bitterness. Not the smoothest drinking ale around - but hey - it's Irish - it's got to be a little rough right?

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