Brewed by Molson Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Pasteurised nitro-keg and nitro-can beer.
May alse be / have been produced at Tadcaster.
"A smooth, creamy ale." Introduced in 1994 as a 4.8% Irish Ale by Bass at Caffreys Ulster brewery, and promoted strongly with an advertising campaign of "strong words softly spoken". Interbrew took over in 2000, soften the recipe and attempted to catch the lager market, using a new promotion of "a storm brewing". Coors acquired the brand in 2002. Initially contract brewed by Interbrew for Coors at Ulster, the brand eventually moved to Coors Tower Brewery in Tadcaster.
The ABV was reduced from 4.8% to 4.2% in 2001 and, in March 2010, was further reduced to 3.8%. ABV may vary in export markets.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndySnow (7490) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: An Irish pub in Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a large white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit.
Body: A bit thin body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, malt, some bread.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrHult (467) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2014
Burk frn Systembolaget. Fantastiskt snygg brnstensfrgad vtska med grddigt skum men det r tyvrr det enda roliga med den hr. Besviken!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christos (5559) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Nitro can 440 ml at home, poured into a big Guinness glass, ABV 3.8% Deep copper orange to light amber, small creamy head, off-white in colour, with very good retention actually, leaving light lacing behind. Malty aroma with some caramel and light toffee, all very faint. Taste of some malts and caramel, also some herbal notes on the finish, nothing exciting but it still manages to satisfy. Thin body with low carbonation, nice and creamy on the palate. Average beer but still it drinks nice. Nothing to write home about though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
alex_alkis (419) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 No taste whatsoever. Weak consistency but still totally under my expectations. Bitterness is completely nonexistent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattiasA (862) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Can from Systembolaget. Dominated by caramel-malts, some apricot and herbs.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JanVah (239) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
P burk frn systemet. Fin brnstensfrgad med tunn skumkrona. Luktar svagt av sd och brd. Sg lovande ut men smakar ingenting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 21, 2014
On tap, I was under the impression that this was a cream ale, which I still believe is the correct style category, but anyways...Thick draft Guinness-like head, thin aroma of banana, grass, hay, some vanilla. Taste is equally thin and lager-esque. Nothing interesting or exciting, I actually had this one to better my knowledge of cream ales, so slightly confused and disappointed to see it labeled as a bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES SEP 22, 2004 Nitro can. Pours with an amber body with a trademark creamy nitro head. Light nutty caramel aroma. Smooth body, buttery sort of malt flavour. Has hints of sweet caramel with a slight bitter touch. Pretty basic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
StuffWine (161) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2014
Pink-tinged amber, clear and still, with white creamy nitro head that lasted well. Aroma is fresh hops and honey, simple but nice. Taste only of simple malts. Flat, thin, and watery on palate; guess the typical for the style. Overall just felt unsatisfied. Curious to jump into a time machine and taste the original brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
klajmajk (102) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2014
Pours light brown color with very stable white milky head. Maltyness both in aroma and taste. Quite light bodied. In result neither bad nor very good.

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