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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for McSorley’s Ale House, the oldest continuously operating pub in New York City.

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4.3
Perdue46 (68) - USA - SEP 30, 2002
I found this beer to be quite delicious. It had almost a fruity taste to it. It was not very expensive and the taste was quite satisfactory.

3.5
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Applely overtures in taste. Can I use a word like overture in McSorely’s? Sure I can. On draft. Delicious beer you can bite.

3.5
Bif (2245) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2012
On tap- Served a black color with a nice tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt with a trace of caramel. There is also a bit of coffee and nut in the background. Taste of malt, coffee and some bittersweet chocolate. There is a nice bitterness throughout and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp and smooth. Nice balance. Easy drinker, nice beer for the style. I think having this on tap at an Irish pub enhances the character of this beer.

3.3
milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Black color, with only a bit of light coming through. Light head and medium body. Modest aroma, but lots of roasted malt flavor---especially for a lager.

3.1
radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2010
12 oz bottle. Aroma was mellow, smooth. Notes of hops and malts. Flavor was good, though pretty standard.

3
sethbc (14) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
Lets face it, you’re only getting this beer because you’re actaully /AT/ McSorley’s! It’s the bar thats amazing. This is the dark beer there known only as "Light." It is definitely worth the 2 dollars a beer (and for New York City, thats amazing). It doesn’t have a strong flavor, but there is a great caramel flavor. This is a /VERY/ chuggable beer. Go to McSorley’s one night, you can easily kill a dozen of them in about 10 minutes!

3
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2007
On draft at the NYC Ale house. Good malt flavor, nicely hopped with a lingering aftertaste. I liked it, but perhaps my rating gained a few points from the environment. A great two hour experience, at a must go-to-place for any social beer drinker.

2.9
nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Draft at McSorleys, where I think this is what the "light" beer is. Deep clear amber pour with a lasting two finger off-white head. Caramel and cereal grain aroma with mild earthy hoppiness. The flavor is big on caramel, grain, and bready notes. A little herbal too, not bad. Medium-bodied and slightly crisp with soft carbonation. A reasonable but not excitig beer.

2.8
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2002
on tap at McSorley’s: Light pleasant nose, goldish color and a big head. Lemony flavor and very little bitter. Creamy mouth feel and smooth.

2.8
Dredd (940) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2008
Easy drinking malt driven beer. Aroma is sweet malts, appearence is dark amber, bordering on copper. Flavour is relatively straightforward sweet malts followed by a slight bitterness. On tap at McSorleys NYC.


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