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


on tap

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2782) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2013
14.7 oz can from Bert’s Better Beers Pours a tawny copper color with a decent sized long lasting off white head that leaves decent lace on the glass. Smells a bit of sulfury mineral water with a bit of caramel and toffee aromas rounding out the nose. The flavor is rich and malty with a light sweet brown sugar and caramel offset with a hint of buttery bitter toffee and earthy mineral water. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet lingering mouthfeel. Feels more like a macro lager than and Irish ale, but the richer darker malts keep me a little bit interested.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7551) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Odd, but that’s what it is. 99p from Rhythm N’ Booze, Cleethorpes. Jelly red with a generous cream head going nowhere. Dough and rust nose with mineral streaks. Soft and papery with a (generally) inoffensive wet dough and aniseed character. Egg custard afters; fig, rust- all heavily watered of course. Basically tastes like a very dull old school English cask bitter- probably Bateman’s. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alpha10 (415) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
2013/08/17 - Pours a clear red amber colour with a thin, off white head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is caramel, toffee and cereal. Taste is similar to nose, but very watery. Mouthfeel is thin/watery, with low carbonation and a drying finish. Very light, not enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rauchbier (3652) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton upon Humber. Chestnut red, thin but lasting off white head and gentle condition. Delicate caramel and toffee sweetness in the nose with a slight roasted bitterness, soft and slightly caramel sweet in the mouth with a low chalky bitterness and faint flowery hop notes but developing a thin tinny note with a slight saltiness. finish is brief toffee and low bitter roasted notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
stravale (2430) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (7135) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OwainTurner (395) - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1414) - 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.

   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.

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