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The new Irish Cream Ale is a smooth, sweet and creamy brew with a light floral hop nose, malty middle and smooth finish. Poured from a pub faucet with nitrogen and CO2 the ale cascades in the Irish tradition and settles quickly to form the perfect head. Don’t miss out on this brand new beer experience available now. Grain: Based Pale Ale 2-row malt. Caramel malt blend used for less than 20% of grain bill. Hops: Willamette, Hallertau. Relatively low bittering hop levels are used with a larger focus on late addition hops for a light yeast flavor. Additives: Non-fermentable lactose. Lactose is used to provide the creamy, sweet qualities and to aid in head retention when poured. O’Malley’s Irish Cream Ale is ideally served between 42-50 degrees F through a pub faucet in much the same manner a properly served Guinness is poured.


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcnielsen (1980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal, skunky, malty aromas. Straw, cereal flavors. Meh.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5124) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs; thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a mostly transparent pale copperish orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells of malt and mild hops with a bit of caramel. Tastes like it smells with a touch of grain. A bit of toast too. Decent, but I wouldn’t call it a cream ale. Not at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexanderj (3296) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Can; poured an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of herbs, grain, yeast, and some sweetness. Flavor was fairly dry, but touch of sweetness; grainy and fruity. Not too creamy, but was from can.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bif (1379) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2014
12oz can. Pours a clear amber color with a small head that fades quickly with bits of lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt sweetness and grain. Taste of citrus and malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish with a bit of lingering sweetness. Light body, clean with a smooth feel. Better beer than I expected.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Stevesie (311) - - JAN 11, 2014
From bottle. Pours a medium copper with very little head that disappears almost immediately, leaving a few clusters of tiny bubbles racing for the surface. Nose is corn and skunk. Not getting the cream--watery with an annoying amount of carbonation. Taste is corn and slightly metallic. Nothing like the commercial description. Not macro bad, but pretty terrible.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boozedude (1662) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle into glass..clear reddish pour with white head..funky malty fruit aroma..taste is metallic boringness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (521) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Hazy golden in color with scant head, aroma of mild malt, tastes also quite malt and not as much lactose presence as expected, finished smooth and with a bitter end-note.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1384) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Tasted from a 12 brown bottle, cool graphic design, into a pint glass. It poured a clear amber colour with weak white foam. Faint aromas of grainy malts and noble-ish hops. Flavour was bigger though: rich combo of caramel malt and light residual sweetness of lactose sugar. No noticeable taste of hops nor ale yeast. Medium body, full creamy mouthfeel, sweet aftertaste. As the brewer’s description indicates, this is definitely a beer style which would benefit from a proper pub draft pour, but it’s still pretty good in the bottle too. It’s not spectacular; but an authentic cream ale (creamy from actual milk sugar, as opposed to flaked corn) is rare and unique over here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Moving out of KS rate-a-poolza.12oz bottle poured into a 12oz Corsendonk glass. Not a fresh bottle but was in a store fridge the whole time.

Generally a dust slight old mealtimes. Low on hops. No flaws and no flare. Boring.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
EtTuCthulhu (991) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2013
The color of this beer is an ever-so-slightly hazy orange with almost no head whatsoever, and what is there dissipates very quickly; furthermore, the aroma is quite malty with no complexities at all. The taste is overwhelmingly sour with not much else to the flavor, and the palate combines a medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture, and a finish that only intensifies (read: worsens) the already not-so-pleasant flavor.


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