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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Not too bad. I drank this beer at a party about a week ago. It was much better than the Natty Light and Budweiser everyone else was drinking. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Bottle. Clear amber-brown color with large foamy white head - how is this a red? Aroma is rich malty with hints of butterscotch, and lemon with ample hops. Flavor is also rich malty with citrus but an odd somewhat metallic undertone. Medium body and mild carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2003
Ruby red with a small white foamy head. Skunky aroma of caramel with some carbonation. Taste is just skunky. Very hard to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rlgk (18834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2003
Reddish brown color, looks like gluhwein.Rather carbonated but thin. No much taste at all except from a bitter finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
SilkTork (5602) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2003
Nitro Keg, Robin Hood, Bexleyheath. Smooth as a baby's bum and as bland as a clean nappy. If the baby had a shit at least this nonsense would have some character. There are dry roasty flavours in the body which develop in the finish, and there is a slight creamy sweetness up front, but that's off set by the pasteurized hops which taste of wet cardboard. Not a good drink.
Earlier Rating: 1/5/2003 Total Score: 2
Jan, 2003An Irish Red Ale is very slightly different to an English Bitter by the use of roasted malts which gives the red or amber colour and adds a slight caramel tone to the flavour. The bottle version of this beer tastes pastuerised, so there is a stewed hop quality giving a nasty metallic taste typical of pastuerised beers. Leave the bottles of Murphy’s Red alone. They are bad beers. [1.3]
September 2007 Mildly sweet with chocolate notes, faint cardboard and faint roast barley. Tastes like a typical cheap European canned Ambree. Quite drinkable, and with more flavour than your average lager. [2.0]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jek803 (41) - USA - JUL 23, 2003
Not much aroma, but nice dark color with head and lacing to boot. Smoother mouth feel than Guinness, lighter body, toasty, malt...nice balance...finished sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Not very good at all. My friend pretended to like it so he could seem knowledgeable about beer. Don't waste time drinking this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
From the Sharp Edge European Beerfest: an intresting irish ale. I still thhough it was very little, but not completely undrinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2003
This fucking sucks. Smells like rotten skunk and tastes much the same. Basically tastes like creamy budwieser. Not like I expected it to be good or anything though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 Aroma: smells a little like beer. Apperearance: Red with a whitish head. Flavor: Not too bad. Palate: ok. Overall: I like it but not nearly as good as Murphy's original.

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