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

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RATINGS: 1030   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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2.2
   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.

2.2
   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.

2.2
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rlgk (11489) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2004
Brownred beer. Sweet aroma with caramel and salami tones. Some bitterness, then nothing. Like a watered down version of Kilkenny or Dublin Red from Slottskällan. Please stop now.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2004
On-tap: Clear reddish brown, thin smooth vanilla hued cap, specks of lacing sticks. Aroma has much ado about nothing, I wiff and wiff and I get hardly anything. Faint of all faint sweet malt. Flavors are just as offering, hello, I’m I drinking something or not. Very mild, very faint, and very quick malty sweetness with a smidge of toastyness. Irrefutably tasteless. No off flavors, just no flavors. Feel isn’t watery really, just thin and lacking. I had this in a bottle some time ago and it was so bad I decided not to review it. Saw that it was on-tap so I figured, maybe, it might be a bit better. Um....nope.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Bottled. Red/brown hue. Smells oxidized with a hint of grainy malt. Tastes better than it smells with an actual malt presence. Hops, what are those? Thin, smooth palate. Pretty boring, but it fits the style. Mine just says Red, not Irish Red, but same logo. This one also says brewed at heineken brouwerijen b.v., den bosch. I’m sure it’s the same stuff.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Draft at Black Bull Hotel & Tavern. WTF? Some ratings are over 3 and 4 even?! There must be something in these Red beers that just rubs me the wrong way cause I already went through this with the Upper Canada Red (ugh!). We’ll have to agree to disagree. Pours amber with a small creamy white head. Very mild aroma of sweet malt and stale hops. Flavour has a weird metallic malty bitter taste. I didn’t like it at all and I struggled to finish it. Considering how good their Stout is this was very, very dissapointing.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
iammadeofjelly (193) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
fairly standard irish ale, not much else to say, creamy and ale like, goes down well enough to fill up the glass again.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 (Sample from March 14, 2008 Beer Club Meeting) Standard red ale. I was expecting more flavor, though. I’d hate to say it, but given the choice between this and a Killians I’d probably take the Killians.


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