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

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RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Sparkling clear, copper colored ale. Medium-sized, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is of light caramel and butterscotch along with an unpleasant metallic twang. The flavor is barely better than an American standard rice beer. A touch more malty and fruity. Decently balanced. Very astringent. Medium-bodied with a an silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean, lightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Usual aroma. nice taste, kind of bitter. almsot like a hoppy stout. what the hekll els eam i supposed to say, i f'n liked it!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Has a nice red color and a sweet malted smell. Taste is malted and has a slight hopped finish. Overall one of the better reds, but I am not a big fan of the reds...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Cremmy and sweet this is a great brew. It is a more authentic version of Kilians and quite tasty. Had it in a pub on tap and like it very much. Not overwellmed but it’s darn good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4802) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
The appearance was a medium sized ivory creamy, smooth head that contained fine-large sized bubbles.It had a clear and carbonated body with a reddish-brown hue.The nose was light malt and hops with a smooth and hoppy flavor.The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth and light-medium bodied.This beer left a good lacing on the side of my glass.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5492) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
This brew poured a large head of mostly lasting finely sized off-white bubbles that left a good lacing and a transparent light brown softly carbonated body behind. The aroma is mild with malt and hop notes while the mouthfeel is smooth with a little hop bitterness to it in the finish. There is definately a "Red" taste to it. The flavor contains elements of malt, hops, a spicey redness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Great appearance, thick creamy head. Good beer, nothing special, I'd rather have a Guinness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2003
Not much of a head but I do like the colour, its not too bad to drink,not too much flavour and just some bitterness there so enough said.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Not too bad. I drank this beer at a party about a week ago. It was much better than the Natty Light and Budweiser everyone else was drinking. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it, though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Bottle. Clear amber-brown color with large foamy white head - how is this a red? Aroma is rich malty with hints of butterscotch, and lemon with ample hops. Flavor is also rich malty with citrus but an odd somewhat metallic undertone. Medium body and mild carbonation.


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