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

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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 This is one of my top 5 favorite beers. Creamy head, smooth taste and wonderful appearance.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cleggy99 (7) - ENGLAND - APR 3, 2002 does not count
One of the better bitters, but shame about the price

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PSUJason99 (96) - Montclair, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2002
Good aftertaste

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1895) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 It just LOOKS so cool..Id buy a pint of this just to watch it settle. Taste-wise its just a bland nitro-bitter though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crind (8) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2002 does not count
Very good ale, looks great. Nice aftertaste. Very light, if you want to drink heavily, then buy some Caffreys.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7309) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 My can (bought in Norway, ABV 4,8%) says 'Premium Irish Beer', but surely this must be more or less the same thing?? An easily drinkable ale, perhaps not all that much character, but good, GOOD (not great). I don't hate nitro cans, but would like to sample this one on tap. (Maybe I have, without noticing....) Rerate: ABV 4.2% version, 440 ml can says "Premium beer" but this is clearly the same stuff, just a little more watery version. Very smooth.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Light and fairly easy to throw down. Smooth and creamy, yes... but not a particularly great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Nice and creamy, Maybe a little lite on the flavor side, but it is still a great beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Way too sweet. I had this served on nitrogen and it tasted a little like fruit snacks. I could not even finish the glass. Beautiful head though.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2002
Im still not sure what I think of a nitrogen pumped ale. Its smooth for sure, and has a pretty head, but its too artificial and strange. If the beer has something to back it up (like guiness), I would rate it higher. Still not bad though.


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