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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2001
Has a taste closest to Smithwick’s/Kilkenny as can be found in the US

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2002
WTF?!! I could have bought Killians Irish Red for the same shitty, corn filled taste and at least save a buck or two.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
Light bodied amber ale. It was Ok, im not a big fan though.

   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.

   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...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2003
Wow...that was incredibly dull!!! The aroma is very nonexistant...i got something malty and a hint of hoppy, but i mean there was not much there...it smelled like cold malt to be honest. It poured a clear but carbonated copper/brown with a thin not long lasting foamy head. The taste is really subdued with malts and some apples being apparent. I just dont see the appeal of this beer...i find the carbonation level to be a wee bit in excess, and the taste is seriously lacking on something that might make me want to drink this again. It wasnt terrible...but where in the hell is there one distinguishable factor that makes this beer aside from a thin malty palate???

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Generous off-white fluffy head that fades. Clear amber color, sweet corn with slight cardboard aroma. Slightly caramelly in taste, along with some hops. "Premium lager"

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2005
this is a decent red irish lager so i can’t hate it, but it is blasphamy to even put this in the same breath as the great GEORGE KILLIAN

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2005
I can’t say I have any experience with Irish ales, and I may not have any more after this. It’s not even red, it’s a murky brown color. Mouthfeel is VERY thin, and the flavor is mild to say the least. Not a winner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - AUG 21, 2005
Poured a light amber. A little sweet up front and then slightly bitter. Too thin for my taste.

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