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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1063   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2009
(Draught at several occasions). Nice red color, white head. Caramely and grassy aroma and flavour. A bit watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Pours medium amber with a large, overflowing head. Had to mop this one up with a towel. Aroma is barely existent; Just the slightest hint of barley somewhere in the nose. Flavor is a little more exciting as here you can actually taste modest amounts of hops and malt. Modest. Has just a slight citrus and honey to it as well. Not exciting, but very drinkable. Palate is watery, low carbonation. Overall, fair plus.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 6, 2009
A pinkish copper colour with a pretty stable white head. The burnt, fuelish aroma is the worst part of the experience. The flavour is reminiscent of tobacco and ashes, but definitely better - with a sweet maltiness. A very creamy and full mouthfeel, nice coffee-like roastiness. This is weird. It’s quite okay. I’ll never drink it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SSSteve (3950) - - NOV 27, 2010
12oz bottle. clear copper under a medium, frothy, off-white head. sweet malty aroma with red apples, toffee and faint toasty notes. light body with moderate carbonation. the flavor is malty with light yeasty fruity esters(apple, grape jelly).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pours orange with a big rocky white head that leaves good lace. The aroma is skunk & a bit of corn up front giving way to some light fruity maltiness. The flavor is clean & spicy with a pronounced toasty malt character. There are light flavors of corn & metal, but the toffee in the back & the nice hop zing seem to compensate for these shortcomings to some degree.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
degbert (1367) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a really pretty red-brown with a high, fine-grained head. Nose is cherry, toast, and a touch of eau de polecat. Tastes like a mass-produced lager with a little bit of dark roast mixed in; there’s also more of the skunk, just to make it special. Finishes flat. Another beer that looks better than it drinks.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfredvik (1401) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2011
Clear light copper body with a tiny off-white head that reduces to thin layer almost instantly. Very faint aroma, and what I smell is not good at all. Is that cooked cabbage? Surprisingly, and luckily, the flavours don’t follow the aroma: it’s malty with caramel and fruity and no off-flavours. Light sweet taste, medium bitter finish. Medium carbonation, medium to light body, smooth texture. A decent beer, apart from the horrible aroma.
[50 cl can, brewed in Norway by Borg Hansa, from ICA, Hasle, Oslo]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoePeesie (917) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours a reddish brown with white head. Nose and taste are really mellow and muted. A bit sweet, nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2002
Firstly it’s not red but a glorious amber crystal clear under a large rapidly dissipating light white head. After that is below average. Mainly malt and some light sappy hops aromas. Medium light body. Mild bitter and light sweet palate. Light bitter finish. Boring and forgettable - stick to the stout guys.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - SEP 29, 2002
I just didn’t like the flavor. Almost tasted like macro swill.

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