Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2686) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
Draught, creamy very long lasting, off white head, clear light brown to deep red colour, malty caramel aroma, biscuit caramel flavour with a hint of spice, quite smooth. Not too complex but very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3352) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy dark copper/orange/brown color with a one and a half finger white mushroom cap of a head. As the head died down, there was some nice clingy somewhat foamy lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell had a fairly rich dark nutty aroma with light gestures of caramel and toffee notes to blend and sweeten. The taste was sweet with a light nutty caramel/ toffee toastiness going on in there on the side. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat there but showed a decent smoothness to pervade throughout. Overall, for the style, this one is good for me, not bad at all. Pass the fish n ’ chips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rok1024 (1269) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 23, 2014
Clear copper amber appearance, medium head. Caramel aroma, malty and fruity. Light bitterness and sweetness. Average Irish Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2410) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft at Moriartys in August 2014 (but have had a million times before!) The pre-Diageo recipe was less refined but much more interesting. As of today (and trying to look at blindly what for me is the standard Irish Red Ale) - Clear dark ruby pour that starts with a large foamy white head. Nutty and malty. Brazil nut shells. Plum pudding. Mild dark caramel toffee. Cloves. Toasted whole wheat bread. Gentle dark red fruits. Slightly burnt grapefruit rinds. Bing cherry. Red plums. Tinge of charcoal. Wee bit tart. Body reads too thin and watery. Memories of the earlier version read it as less fruit (no tart) and fuller nuttier toffee flavors. Juicier now, but less solid. Still a go to for me, but better halved with Guinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6318) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, Sweden. CLear copper, medium creamy tan head. Nutty, caramelly malt aroma, some floral hops. Light bodied, low carbonation. Semi dry, low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Tap@Bishops Arms Gustov Adolfs, Malmo - amber pour with medium white head. Aroma and taste is pretty weak malty, faint caramel, toffee, slightly nutty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsnicholas (486) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Tap. Dark amber. Large tan head. Very mild. Not much flavor. light. Not a favorite.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miklosoft77 (4) - - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
Mild ale. Not too hoppy or malty. Caramel taste. Reminds me of buddington or kilkenny...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nathan30533 (986) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Not at all my style. Wayyyy too light on the pallet. Spicy. Not any hop. All malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1542) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2014
Bue à la pression. Très douce, très légère, arômes de caramel et de fruits rouges. Sympa si on aime les bières peu fortes en alcool.

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