McGuire's Light Ale - McGuire's Irish Pub
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2.93/5 rDev +10.6%
Served at McGuire's Pub in Pensacola.
A pleasant surprise. Starting with low expectations -- this is a "light" beer -- the beer itself is a VERY light straw color. It did have a decent white head.
The aroma was not as faint as expected, pleasant, and reminiscent of a good Caribbean lager.
The taste is largely Pils malt and is outstanding ... for a light beer, and it has some body! The Saaz hops were not obvious in the taste except for a mild affect on sweetness.
Highly recommended for those wanting a light beer, but I suppose those folks are unlikely to be reading this.
03-26-2011 14:01:16 | More by chinchill
2.42/5 rDev -8.7%
Called McGuire's Old Fashioned Ale when I was there on 03/27/08.
Very pale yellow with no active carbonation.
Sweet, grainy aroma (almost corn like) with floral hop notes.
Flavor starts well, as that floral hop smell translates into a similar flavor. Then, sadly, everything goes south and you're drinking a corny macro brew all of a sudden. A little parching on the tongue is small consolation.
This is the stuff most brewpubs make to appease the macro crowd.
04-04-2008 01:56:04 | More by charlzm
1.27/5 rDev -52.1%
Presentation: Sampled at McGuires Irish Pub during a recent visit back to Pensacola. I had tried all but the Raspberry Wheat girlie shite so I figured I would give this one a whirl too.
Appearance: Pale straw body with limited appeal, sort golden hints sit underneath a bleached white head that rests easy and stays a comfortable ¼ thick, for about 47 seconds, then it promptly heads South into the Gulf. Zippy streamer laden conditioning. Looks like fizzy piss .and Im not trying to be funny.
Nose: I tried, honestly I really did, but got ..erm, zip. I think I tried so hard I ended up inhaling and smelling the Silica molecules in the inert glass .
Taste: I think I need GPS or a Compass .Sorry, couldnt find any.
Mouthfeel: Very fizzy, burp material of the highest order.
Drinkability: Easy enough to drink, but it fails miserably to match Spicy food and is way too thin to quench any flavors, its like you drink it, then have a double take ..did I just take a mouthful? ..Blander than Billy Big Bland Balls the winner of the Worldwide Mr. Bland competition. Flaccid to say the least.
Overall: Advertised as:
This popular light lager is the lightest of the McGuire's beers. Even though McGuire's Light is crafted like the finest European beer, the flavor is similar to an American style Pilsner Beer. This beer is low in calories and will compliment any meal 4.2% ABV.
that second sentence has to be an OxyMoron surely!!!!
Shockingly non-descript. Advertised as being brewed only from Barley, Hops, Water and Yeast seems to me like they used a lot of Ingredient #3 and not much else, is this even fermented I peruse. Could this even be the Worlds first Zero-Calorie beer I wonder? I think even the Bud-Coors-Miller Lite drinkers would be extremely disappointed with this one. Pass. Nil Points
11-07-2005 03:59:24 | More by TheLongBeachBum
3.18/5 rDev +20%
From the tap a pale yellow clear color with minimal carbonation capped by a thin sheet of foam from the bar pour; some lacing follows. Nose is primarily barley and sweetish malts. Tastes malty, a bit of hops presence balances it outslightly better than your average light macro. Mouth feels light, watery, and lightly bubbly, not too bad. Drinkability is OK; its light and refreshingbut why?
Overall: A pretty average light ale.
07-12-2006 00:58:17 | More by jettjon
McGuire's Light Ale from McGuire's Irish Pub
73 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.