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Murphy's Irish Red - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

Murphy's Irish RedMurphy's Irish Red

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530 Ratings
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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 16.93%


Brewed by:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001)
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skizziks

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle into a nonic. Very carbonated. 3+" of light beige foam leaps up during the pour. Oddly adjunct lager aroma detected at arms length. Head slowly collapses as a rocky mishmash of shaving cream and bubble bath. Lots of sticking on the glass and good retention. The beer is a very clear ambery-copper or maybe coppery-ambery.

Aroma is weak and watery with more of that adjunct lager character. Stale malts. Maybe a very small amount of herbal hops. Lame.

Hmmm, I let this one warm up a little too much, pretty much cellar temp. Still, not much flavor here. A light sweetness of honey with some grain husk and a hint of roastiness. Sweet mingles nicely with the bitter on its way back and the bitterness with some late carbonation show it the way down the gullet. Grain husk and bitter linger. Astringence (husk) sticks to the cheeks a bit. All very quick and mild.

Mouthfeel is pretty watery with some building foam of carbonation. Medium light body. I'm sure this beer is better about 15degF colder, but I don't get the feeling that it gets that much better. Most likely the last I'll ever have.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2007 01:52:15 | More by skizziks
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Murphy's Irish Red from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
74 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.