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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mainuh_man (196) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Pint on tap. Pours clear red with a thin, off-white head. Aromas are failry mild: some caramel and bready malt and iron. Flavor begins mildly sweet, wtih some cereal grain, cooked vegetable, then quickly turns to herby hop bitterness that grows and lingers along with some iron. Medium body with a creamy(ish) mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, quafable, but nothing to write home about. Muted malt character, and fairly unbalanced bittterness without the hop flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 "i’m more a fan of the americanized irish reds, and this beer is why. it looks ok, and feels nice on nitro, but there is only the faintest hint of malt flavor in there."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Pint glass served from the tap. A: Pours a dark amber color forming a one finger white to yellow creamy bubbled head. Low retention and few lacings left T: Sweet. Mild smell of caramel malts. Bit grassy hops. Bit metallic T: Follows the nose. Strong taste if sweet caramel malts followed by the taste of grassy hops. Good bitter end. Bit metallic too D: Very light body. Low carbonation. Dry and bitter end. Good drinkability O: Good session ale. To be enjoyed in a British / Irish pub [ BA Review @ 5/19/2011 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjansen1310 (17) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
The beer looks nice but taste wise it isn’t that special, expect a light sweet with a typical light beer taste, specially because the flavour disappears quite quick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 4, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
SzopPiwosz (155) - - SEP 10, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Karmelowo-słodowy, z delikatnym orzechem. Piana: Średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, nietrwała, biała. Kolor: Klarowne bursztynowe. Zapach: Słodowy, gdzieś pomiędzy tostem, orzechem a karmelem. Smak: Średnio-niska podbudowa, nieco kwiatowej owocowości, dość wyraźne, lekko kwaskowe nuty karmelu. Tekstura: Średnio-niskie ciało. Nasycenie: Średnio-niskie. Goryczka: Średnia, nieco ziołowa. Pijalność: Średnia. Niezbyt ciekawe piwo. Irlandzkie czerwone może być nudne, ale niechaj będzie przy tym pijalne. Tutaj pijalność jest słaba - goryczka graniczy z alkoholowością, w zasadzie nie kontrując karmelowej słodyczy. Mimo wszystko czuć, że pije się górniaka - delikatna owocowość jest chyba jedyną zaletą tego generalnie płaskiego i bezpłciowego piwa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2186) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
The most easily available Irish red, with 19th-century roots. Snow white head, copperish colour, malty aroma of caramel and toasted bread, bit one-dimensional, caramelly taste with bitter finish and thin body. Enjoyable as a session beer but deserves more complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
androman (451) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
30cl bottle @ home from local supermarket. Clear amber color, small creamy off-white average lasting good lacing head. Aroma caramel, malt, honey, watery, too moderated. Taste light to medium sweetness, light to medium bitterness, hint of sourness. Light body, thin texture, dry feel, soft carbonation, mostly diminishing bitter-sweet finish. Refreshing, easy, similar like a german brown land-/kellerbeer, not to exciting, however it was one of my favorite years ago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
neur0 (909) - GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine bronzene bis rostbraune Farbe, ist recht durchsichtig mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist sehr zitronig, mit einer Karamellnote und Harz. Der Geschmack ist langweilig, etwas Pappe, breite Bittere, die nicht so stark ist und harzigem Abgang. Nicht aufregend.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
momordgz (126) - - JUL 29, 2014
Something weird with this beer. Litlle boring cause It have just a very low roasted malt taste that disaperars so fast, but I love his creamy body.

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