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Finnegans Irish Amber - Finnegans Inc.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Finnegans Inc. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-19-2005)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
Photo of MattyG85
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. A two finger head fades into a thin white film. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Lots of caramel malts and grains with a mild hint of grassy hops.

Taste: Lots of malty caramel sweetness with some grains. Also has a light kick of earthy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body that is slightly watery. Medium carbonation. Very crisp.

Overall: A decent red amber. Nothing great but not bad.

MattyG85, May 26, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev +28.2%

Recently, I have been intrigued by "Finnegan's" Irish Amber. I never saw it or even heard of it until a month ago, and it just kept calling my name. Of course, I didn't want to pick up a sixer just in case I didn't like it (especially at $9 a six pack), but I stumbled upon this single and I grabbed the last one. I dated a Finnegan in high school. She was pretty cute. Maybe her relatives make this? I digress.

Serving style : 12 oz stubbie bottle poured for appearance.

Appearance (4) : Now this is truly amber colored if I had ever seen it. True to its name. Has a shave cream foamy, white three fingered head that leaves lacing ALL the way down as it recedes. This is looking pretty good.

Smell (3.5) : Some milled grain, sweet barley, honey, white grape...golden crisp cereal. Small peck of orange peel. Fresh and clean but could be better.

Taste (4.5) : Home run. This beer is simply great. Robust, flavorful malt character and a perfect balance of subtle hops. The beer just drinks great. Strong honey notes, toffee, sweet grain and milled wheat, some light hints of grape tomato at the end. Finishes great.

Note : Out of the bottle it has a bad metallic flavor at the end, I suggest pouring/serving this one completely in a chilled glass to avoid the dreaded metallica beer.

Mouthfeel (4) : One of the smoothest carbonated beers I've ever had. Smooth and creamy, subtly poppy. Finishes slightly dry but still wet enough to quench a thirsty waterhole.

Overall (4.15) : This beer is a winner. Not only do the Finnegans have cute women, they have great beer, too. Here's to "Barstool Philanthropy"!

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Turbo
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Turbo, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of ryancl
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

ryancl, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of bsp77
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into clear cup.

Appearance: Light golden-amber with slight head and minimal lacing.

Smell: Very light malts, with caramel and slight spicy hops.

Taste: Mild caramel malts with a slight hop finish.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light to medium body, semi-dry finish.

Drinkability: Easy to drink and quite pleasant, but nothing special.

bsp77, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of NilocRellim
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of ADR
2.15/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Barley, hops, yeast, and potatoes...hmm...cloudy amber color, head is a trace after 40 seconds. Very bready aroma, a little yeasty. Flavor is bordering on tasteless. Pouring this into a pint glass sucks all the life out, carbonation is almost completely released so there is a real sense of wateriness. Balanced in that there isn't a sense of malt or hop. This experimental brew needs to be re-thought. I had the next one out of the bottle, and that does release a slight potato/starch flavor, but its not very pleasant to me.

ADR, Jun 19, 2002
Photo of Oelschlager
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Oelschlager, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3/5  rDev -7.1%

IchLiebeBierZu, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

LXIXME, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of swangod
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Others have done a great job describing the appearance, smell, taste, mouthfeel, and drinkability. Some have gone too high and some too low in my opinion. This beer as noted in one of the first reviews isn't great, but isn't terrible. That's a "C" in my book. Average. Yep, it's a little bit better than a Budweiser. I could down this stuff because it's like water.

On another note all profits from this beer go to charity. That's pretty cool.

swangod, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of Cooper
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Cooper, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a potato-adjunct beer for anyone looking for something easy to drink and different. The most striking aspect of this beer is that is sells like potatoes. I can see that being a good thing for certain meal, otherwise, it's a little unsettling. The flavor is fine, with a mellow and smooth light caramel taste that's simple but enjoyable.

tempest, Dec 29, 2007
Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.65/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Originally reviewed on September 17, 2005. Poured from a bottle at the Big Lake Brewfest. Dusty malt aroma. Orange gold pour. Bland, dusty malt and earthy maybe potato flavor. Not offensive, not delicious. Finishes with lingering of almonds and light grain fusels.

CharlesDarwin, Nov 26, 2006
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5/5  rDev +54.8%

TonyK41, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of morimech
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber with a small head that quickly recedes to a thin ring of bubbles. Just a bit of lacing.

Some biscuit malt and a mild hop scent is noted in the aroma.

Taste is unique by having an earthiness constantly in the background. The primary flavors is light malt and just a faint hop bitterness on the finish. The beer is rather thin but carbonation is matched well. A refreshing beer but it doesn't really appeal to me but proceeds go to a good cause.

morimech, Jan 10, 2008
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

runwild99, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of deanis30
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

deanis30, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Oddment
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Oddment, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of thelargeone
1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

thelargeone, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of zjbordeau
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

zjbordeau, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.08/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint. Brewed with Potatoes, Enjoy by 01/06/10.

A - The golden yellow color is a bit hazy with a fair amount of carbonation rising up. A thin white head pops up and sinks to a thin layer rather quickly. A good arch of lace is left.

S - Mild earthy tones hide behind a fairly open nose of pale malts and straw. A sort of pilsner-like hint to it with mild grassy hops on the finish.

T - It's kind of lacking any distinct flavor. Mild pale malts and a touch of straw with a fine finish of uncooked potato. Rather interesting but not great.

M - Crisp and sharp feel of carbonation with a faint lingering flavor on the finish. Medium-light bodied and kind of hard water-like.

D - Not as bad as I had imagined but there is a very small hint of potato that is unappealing to me and is otherwise an average beer.

BeerFMAndy, Feb 17, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Bighorn, Aug 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of FreshmanPour77
3/5  rDev -7.1%

FreshmanPour77, Dec 09, 2011
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Finnegans Irish Amber from Finnegans Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.