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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Pale Lager
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1836   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bright pale golden; fruity nose; crisp and clean, slightly bitter up front, smooth aftertaste.

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3.7
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2002
Head dissapates quickly, and looks lightish. A smooth drinkable brew, the way a good lager should be.


2.5
yy0pp (1467) - - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma - Grain, malt, corn, Taste - Lightly bitter, light sweetness, floral, grainy, malty.

2.9
Westy1130 (87) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2017
On tap; gold/straw color with light-medium head. Slightly grassy aroma, but fruity as well. pretty good hop/malt balance. Definitely one of the better pale lagers out there.

3.6
gripweed57 (2305) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2017
From old tasting notes. Clear gold color with a large creamy white head. Fruity hop aroma. Bitter hops upfront with a sourdough background. Nice dry hoppy finish and aftertaste. Nicely done.

2.6
Scipio (1042) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2017
Pours a pale, watery yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is pretty weak. Its made up mostly of floral hops, but I do get some grain and lemon as well. The taste has a very light sweetness and is somewhat bitter. Floral hops are still heavier, with bread, mild earthy malts, lemon, and some graininess that comes through more at the end. The aftertaste is lemon and grain, but sadly the grainy flavor here is more potent. Light in body, thin in texture, and average in carbonation. I remember about 15 years ago when I considered this a premium beer. Today, unfortunately, I canít find anything positive with this one.

1.9
ebone1988 (1849) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2017
Aroma is slightly sweet, slightly funky, earthy hops, corn, a really off-putting sweetness. Appearance is darker golden, white head, clear and bubbly. Taste is corn, slightly fruity, earthy hops, metallic, not good. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, corn and fruity aftertaste. Overall, a 96 by style? They sure set the bar low for this style. Itís not atrocious, but itís severely lacking in a way that a typical macro does.

2.5
jmgreenuk (9310) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 26, 2017
As Harp Ice Cold, 5%. Tap at Hercules, Belfast. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a thin long-lasting white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is lager malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a grainy dry malt hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with lively carbonation.

2.5
fellebag (1466) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2017
On tap. White head, clear color. Aroma is wood, leaves, grain. Taste is some sweet of forest.

2.3
Benzai (15446) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
Tap @ Slatterys bar. Clear golden color, average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, light grains, light bitterness. Bit dusty as well. Average body and carbonation. Meh, drinkable but boring lager.†

1.2
Quick3Beers (1201) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Pours a pale straw from a tap, aroma is adjunctly sweet, similar flavor, at least not skunky.

3.5
Dal9000 (630) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2017
At BJs. Pours golden with no head. Initial taste of bread and wheat. And almost a lemon taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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