SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth golden lager with a quality taste. Ill take it over any almost any American lager any day. Good mixed with Guinness too.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nothing really distinctive about this one. Itís a beer. Not a particularly bad one, nor particularly good.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp, refreshing beer with medium hoppiness and body.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I am not a lager fan, but this is about as good as it gets, there is actual malt and hop presence here. Probably one of the best beers of its style
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Always enjoyed this beer, until it lost some of its brewing roots and began being produced in Canada. Still a credible Irish lager. Good in a half-and-half.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The famous Irish íLagerí is chock full of sulphur notes. Whatís the point? Lagering should reduce the sulphur. You may as well brew it as an ale if your going to put it out with these fermentation characteristics.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent, crisp lager. Slightly bitter with a clean flavor.
ElGaucho (2394) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium caramel malt aroma. Donít think Iíve ever seen so many carbonation bubbles in a beer. Itís almost like champagne! I expected a thicker head from the makers of Guiness; nevertheless a well above average head and fantastic, frothy white brussels lace! Like Boddingtons, this is a European brewmakerís attempt to appeal to the American, fringe, wannabe beer connoisseur. Unlike Boddingtons, this one has the redeeming quality of flavor.
leaparsons (10137) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as disasterous as some rival efforts (hello Fosters, Bud et al). There are actually hints of malts and hops here! Average.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad for a beer they sell at the pool hall. I was feeling A-OK after about 4 of these. Somewhat bitter, overall clean tasting.