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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1114   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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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 (745) - 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 (2613) - 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 (588) - 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.

wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Pours dark amber/copper with a white, thin head. Strong lacing. A weak malty aroma with a flavor to match. Sweet but a little watery. No bitterness and little hop flavor. Not creamy as I expected. A little skunked. I can taste the Dutch in it. The can stated "Product of Hollland". Smooth and easy to drink, but not at all impressive.

thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Light red tan, thin white head. Smells sweet. Skunked? Plain beer slightly bitter. Not really that good or memorable.

igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2003
color is brownish/amber with a moderate off-white head. first thing that immediately jumped out at me was apples in the aroma. flavor definitely has a roasty quality. pretty thin

kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2003
Bottle, poured amber-orange with a sudsy medium head. Malty toffee aroma, I cant find anything else there. Quite thin and watery feel about it. Innoffensive flavour. Start and finish are sweet and malty. Well balanced, with a slightly smokey aftertaste. Not bad, but nothing amazing.

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