Brewed by St. Jamesís 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%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aromas are not very strong on this one, but what does appear is a cereal and grainy note with a faint caramel sweetness and an abundant damp and leather aroma. Itís a dark, but clear, amber-orange color (maybe more brown than orange) with a big white-ish, puffy head. When it reduces, it gets a swiss-cheese look to it. The head hangs around for a while until it reduces to a soda-fizz looking ring, but it leaves a good amount of puffy lace down the glass. The taste is a flat, medium-light sweetness and light bitterness. The mouth is light bodied (maybe medium bodied), thin texture, with lots of effervescent, fizzy carbonation. Thereís a flat citrus flavor in the mouth with a bit of nut flavor and a light caramel. There seems to be an underlying rye, or just generally grainy, flavor throughout. It finishes with a light toasty note and some grassiness. The aftertaste is mostly clean with a rye and cereal flavor that doesnít linger very long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
axl (423) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
500ml draught. Clear golden with one finger white head with fantastic retention. Soft floral aroma with some grass, citrus and grains. Light hoppy taste with floral notes, grass, citrus, hay and light grains. Medium, very smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation and slight bitter, fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caribou43 (368) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 4, 2016
This beer is not my favourite. It is missing something. The color is really nice red-orange and nice foam. The carbonation is low but it is normal for such kind beer. The taste is, in my point of view, watery. You can smell some fruits with the malt and it is missing some hop. It is not bad and drinkable. I think that it is the perfect pint to start a night but you donít have to drink an I.P.A before this one. I drank this beer in Dublin, lovely city and country.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3341) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2016
Can. Clean Amber with a cream head. Aroma is stone malt. Flavour is fruit, a little nut, sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (284) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear reddish brown colour with off white head. Aroma is stone fruit with a breadiness. Taste is malty with a slight fruitiness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1815) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
Pours a red colour. Taste is fruity and malty. A nice beer .................................................

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (291) - - NOV 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2016 I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a red and amber color with a big beige head and little lacing. The aroma is weak with faint hints of caramel. The taste is corn malt, caramel, slightly roasty, and a light hint of bitter hops. It is smooth. It is always a decent and sessionable choice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Javibi (10) - Valencia, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2015
FŠcil de beber pero le falta cuerpo, aroma y sabor. No estŠ mal para beberla de grifo si estŠ bien tirada

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Draft. Clear amber red color, off white head. Aroma of caramel and light toffee. Taste is caramel, light body. Plain and uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Draft in Ireland with the family. Pours a deep amber red brown body with thick head. Mouthfeel is medium and well-carbonated with notes of caramel, sweet toffee, spice, light grains and sugary malt.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5298) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Keg at The Errigal Country House, Co Cavan. Short review at a social event. Murky red, light haze, foamy off-white head. Body is medium, soft carbonation. Taste is light with toffee, wholewheat bread with a cherry-like tang, nutty finish. Basic, but OK.

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