Argus McCaffery’s Irish Cream Ale

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   ABV: -
Argus Brewery’s inaugural beer, first available at the Ballydoyle Irish Pub.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoNrRiI (1412) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
0.5 draught. Very hazy, dark gold color and a small, creamy, white head. Aroma of grains and malts, rather simplistic. Taste of malts and a touch of hops, a bit sweet. A light body, a velvety texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is quite standard. Overall a mediocre brew, seems nitrogen-induced but has a watery feel to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiamiRedhawk (12) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
On Draft at Ballydoyle Aurora. This pours very nicely into a 20oz tulip glass. About a finger or so of nice head, golden in color, it has the mouthfeel that you would expect from a nitro beer. Almost like a lighter guinness. Pretty good, different than boddingtons. I could drink a few of these for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (6515) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Very beery and grainy in aroma. The flavor is decently malty with some sweetness in it. Not much to this ale but not bad really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
12oz bottle 4/22/11 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-60° in Lager Glass-Pours a light golden amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and malt. Taste of malt, caramel, and sweetness. This medium bodied brew is not bad but not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmoreau (4151) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
On tap and nitro pushed to an imperial pint glass at Ballydoyle Pub in Bloomingdale, IL.. The color was a clear, golden hue, with abundant, silky cream to the head, and sheet-like lacing to the interior of the glass. The nose was very light malt and some graininess. The flavor was light malt and maybe a hint of sweetness, but hop that surpassed any hope for balance and crispness, leaving this light bodied beer to finish dry, and overly bitter for the style

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pours straw amber with light notes of malt and sweetness. The mouthfeel gives a more lat like drive and it finishes with a bit of a sweet malt ending.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbandit09 (1) - hinsdale, USA - FEB 17, 2010 does not count
smooth and satisfying. goes great with food, and the cascading of the nitrogen is awesome

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Nitro pint at Ballydoyle. So this is actually contract-brewed for Ballydoyle, but as Ballydoyle is not passing this off as something they made themselves, like Pabst beers, I think this is the right description. So, it’s a bright golden orange in a Guinness pint, with a finger of fine foam, and patches of tiny bubbles clinging to the sides. A malty smell with some tart, like it was blended with stale beer. Taste has maltiness of a red ale, nicely sweet over a nondescript English hoppiness. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, but that’s to be expected for a nitrogen pour.

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