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

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2013
Keg @ The Weir Lodge, Roosky [140813]
Dark amber, clear, dense white nitro head
Aroma - Slight malt, grains, little aroma
Taste - Hint of sweet malt, cardboard, very bland and boring, watery
Palate - Soft carb, thin body, water. Finish - hint of malt, papery bitter
Overall - Blander than John’s Smith Bitter, but not totally undrinkable. A very poor example of an Irish Ale - so so bland and dull.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 10, 2013
A fizzy, non-controversial, lightly flavoured commercial brew. OK, but that’s all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
Can. Clear reddish colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt, caramel and with a bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
#2 - Something I always have when I’m in an O’Neill’s pub... easy to drink and light! However, nothing to really set it apart as a great beer...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1270) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Rouge avec reflets cuivrés, effervescente, mousse blanche. Au nez, très très sucrée (rappelle le sucre à glacer), avec de petits fruits rouges. Elle diffère en bouche, avec des notes boisées, une petite pointe d’amertume et une certaine minceur qui la rend aqueuse. Elle est tout de même puissante en saveurs, et relativement ronde. Originale mais doucereuse, elle est agréable mais un peu déconcertante aussi.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2013
A fair commercial beer. Goes towards a lager, neutral in taste and aroma. Beautiful color and head retention.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013

Draught @ Nya Trols, Karlskrona Plan 1, 214 36 Malmo, Sweden.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, malty, light toffee. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130224]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VincentL (274) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
Correct; ressemble un peu à une ’Rousse’ du Québec, un peu amer, pas de subtilité mais ça descend bien. Pas mémorable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbopslt (347) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
A nice alternative to Killians or other Irish Reds. Slightly hazy reddish in color. Thin head with very little lacing present. Nice taste, slightly fuller than Killians. Excellent drink-ability, goes down smoothly and very quickly was ready for another. No overpowering after taste. Definitely would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lotsalaughs (126) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
caramel, grass, resin, red, brown, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, umami, light body, thin feel, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish Really nice dark ruby pour with minimal white head. Aromas of sweet dark caramel are subtle with more green grass and tree sap pronounced. Thin bodied and lightly carbonated with a slick mouthfeel. Taste is more on the bitter side with some light sourness and sweet as well. Aftertaste is bitter and a light astringency lingering between sips.


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