surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Why a Dutch brewery is making an Irish Brew is beyond me. The Smell of this impressed me as did the appearance which I thought were both very good. Looks can be deceiving though as the beer seemed harsh and lacked a smooth rich flavor that i expected from this. Still worth a try but it could never become my regular staple. drseuss620 (4) - San Jose, California, USA - JAN 12, 2004 does not count
I was pleasantly surprised when I cracked one of these bad boys. It's got a nice red color and has a nice caramel flavor. This one sits well with my palate so I'll be buying it again. SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Pretty amber beer with a slightly sweet roasty flavor. Enjoyable session type Irish Ale. Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Nice sticky foamy head over ... you guessed it ... a red beer. The aroma is airy and starchy like a green bottle import lager, but the flavor has just a hint of coffee grounds mixed with a nice smooth caramel malt. Nice "in between" beer. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 7, 2004
This is one of my personal favorites, but it never fails me. The head is small, but that only goes so far. A very good beer in my book.
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Draft. Only slightly reddish deep amber body; sparse, thin head. Bores my tongue to death; no liveliness to this brew. Mildly noticeable bite. Easily forgettable. 3fourths (9367) - 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 (2675) - 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.