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


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lotsalaughs (129) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredthecat (312) - CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
dark copper with an offwhite head. smell is sweet malt, quite subdued. taste is leafy hops, a rounded maltiness, light caramel character. palate is smooth and full bodied relative to the low alcohol. subdued but quite good and fits in well as an occasional sessioner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bretteux (179) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Le col demeure assez longtemps du a sa bonne effervescence.Les bulles nombreuses picote les lèvres au contact du liquide.Une couleur rougeâtre qui sagence bien avec la couleur de la canette hihi !Au gout; cest bien malté avec une légère touche damertume qui col au palet.pour conclure une bière qui se boit facilement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (2756) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Surprenament houblonnée, peu d’amertume, bon côté céréale, facile à boire. Pas une tonne d’aromatique mais ya quand même une bonne charge de saveurs.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Stinky stench. Too smokey, Too Snotty, Too dark for this type of brew. Pure BS IMO. Don’t bother with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (5152) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2013

Appearance: Deep amber color with a creamy off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Mild fruity.
Palate: A bit light body. Mild sweetness and light bitter. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Mild caramel malty and light fruity.
Overall impression: Fresh and ok Irish ale. But could improve a lot with a bit more full body.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tommann

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
Unassuming, discrete and modest red ale-ish beer, tastes slightly of industry and mass production. Good mass production, but not too special. Creamy, good sweetness and a decent bitter aftertaste. Grows on you!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Minderbinder (2198) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle 440ml. Pours amber with high beige head. Alot of lacing. Aroma and taste are of caramel, malt, sweetness. Not much. Palate: body is ligth. Overall: Not bad, but not very interesting.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
strangehorse (51) - - SEP 21, 2012
Keg - Stag’s Head, Dublin 2. Simply awful...weak / a throw-back to the days before the real ale revival. One swig suffices...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1683) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2012
Aroma: Smelling weak of bread, nuts, some grass and pears.
Appearance: A clear ruby ale with a compact off-white head leaving some lacing, but small curtains.
Taste: A sweet bread start, some red apples and walnuts.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, rather refreshing texture, a small body and a light dry finish.
Overall: A light beer, and a bit boring.
Note: Nitro-tap at the Dubliner, Stockholm. Reviewed 2012-09-18.

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