Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Irish Ale
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 1117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pasteurised. Available bottled, and in nitro keg and can versions.
Ingredients: Malted barley, chocolate malt, water, hops and yeast.
First brewed in Lady’s Well Brewery, Cork in 1856. Heineken purchased the brewery in 1983. Beer now produced in Heineken Nederland.
Also known as Irish Amber and Draught Irish Ale.
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3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Usual skunked aroma of an international lager, and similar taste. Really the only difference is the color.

beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2003
It might just be a "placebo effect," but I swear that this smells like Heineken, and it somewhat carries over to the taste. Decent toasted malt flavors, very little hop bitterness. Aftertaste has a distinct toasty/nutty quality to it. Easy to drink, but a little unexciting.

Reid (2541) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Bought in the 14.9 oz can brewed by Heineken in Amsterdam. Amber in appearance with a large frothy off white head..quite attractive actually. The smell is pretty weird though..it smells like Heineken Lager just a little more malty. The taste is mostly malty, a slight buttery tinge,sweet with small hop bite at the end. A very creamy and smooth beer on the tongue. Its a drinkable ale..would make a good session beer.

dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Light amber in color.Small loose bubble in a white head..Hoppy and bitter,with not much body.

IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2003
On tap. Amber color, creamy head. Malty nose. Flavor was malty, a little toasty with a bit of caramel and some bitterness in the finish. Smooth, but a bit watery. Decent.

ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2003
For a beer that had the word red in its name it's very pale. good dry flavor that is kind of bland in retrospect and fairly weak, watery tasting.

Dorwart (2590) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Nice thick creamy head which crater nicely and lasts a long time. Very attractive in the glass. Mainly malt aroma that is slightly dry and bitter also. Color is a very nice dark red/amber with little carbonation. Flavor is well balanced. Sweet malts up front and a nice bitterness in the end from the hops. Dry in the mouth. A decent Irish ale.

UNCCTF (584) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2003
A very malty aroma and flavor, with a nice bittering feel in the very back. It almost tastes pilsner-ish. Confusing, but easy to drink.

smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Bottle: this brew truly earns it's title of "Red Beer". As red a beer as I've seen - whatever that is worth. The aroma includes malt, some hop and dust. Flavor is kind of odd. A little malt, a touch of hops. Like wildchefbill said - smooth and easy to drink, but no at all impressive.

haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Pours a dark amber/ruby color with a little white head. Harldy anything from the aroma. Maybe some malt, I don't know. Not much of a flavor. Kind of thin and watered down. Not the best beer I've had.

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