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Tom Crean's Premium Irish Lager - Dingle Brewing Company

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Tom Crean's Premium Irish Lager
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 32
Avg: 3.48
pDev: 33.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dingle Brewing Company
Ireland | website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager | 4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 11-15-2011

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 32
Reviews by stormgasm7:
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Sayre7
5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ireland's crisp golden bread poured with lovely head.
The air in the bay scrubbed by Oceans breath.
Hard to fathom famine once here brought death.
The small quaint bay is where Dingle lay.
Coal scented cobbled streets dusted by mist or rains.
The magic town home to Crean's.

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Photo of KarlMcGowan
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this wonderful beer on vacation this summer. I drank it at Murphy's pub in Kilarney on tap. Great Great Great beer. I love this beer. Please everyone try this beer. The most awesome tasting beer in the world. Go to County Kerry and try it you wont regret it!

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of trevorpost
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of metter98
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at The Norseman, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass and a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of grainy and pale malts. Slight bits of floral hops are also perceptible along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Nothing really stands out about this beer, but it has a nice amount of malts and seems like it would pair well with a meal.

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3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass at the brewery after a wonderful personal tour by head brewer Xavier Baker.

The beer was a crystal clear medium golden color with a two finger white frothy head. Good head retention with decent lacing.

Very neutral, clean aroma. Mild floral, herb, and dark fruits. Light toast on the malt side. No one aroma is dominant.

The taste is pleasant with the Saaz hop bitterness dominating the mild toast maltiness. The IBU's weigh in at 19.

The beer finishes a bit bitter and dry. Not unpleasant by any means. A little more body and creaminess would suit my taste better, but I am not a big lager drinker.

Overall a very nice, very drinkable, lager. Enjoy with some fish and chips. Slainte!

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3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light golden colouring with a decent head.

Smells grassy.

Tastes like grain with some sweet floral hints and malty too.

Feels like it has more carbonation than the standard lager. Has more body to it too.

Overall a more interesting than normal larger. Would buy again!

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

In Kilarney Ireland, at the International Hotel.

This was a draft beer. that poured a clear yellow with a huge frothy white head. Excellent appearance!
Light aroma of grassy grains, with some malts noted.
Light smooth, refreshing. Creamy, smooth with decent carbonation.

Ireland drafts have mostly felt watered down. This one has more body, character and more to my liking.

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4.68/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am not the beer expert so I do not know terminology too well. Anyway, this beer is fantastic. From my time in Ireland I have to say this beer was the most satisfying. It sneaks up on you too, because of how smooth and drink-able it is. I want to have this imported to the US and start selling it myself so I can be the first distributor of Tom Crean's stateside!

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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pale brass with a finger of loose froth that clings a bit and leaves a few trails.
Pissy grain sack with a touch of cut grass.
Tart cut grain, touch of musk melon, a husky hit in the middle and just a hint of spice before it dies.
Coriander finish and vegetal and dusty linger.
Light, watery, flaccid, fizzt.

Macro lager shapes with nothing especially craft about it. No snap and no bite; hops are almost entirely absent. An indifferent beer.

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3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An honest fresa lager beer with floreal smells and a bitter final

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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tom Crean's Fresh Irish Lager may very well be the fabled 'gold at the end of the rainbow' - the beer is extremely well burnished and downright fetching when held against the midday sun. Owing to this deep complexion and rocky head, it also appears substantially heavier than most lagers. Clarity ensures full appreciation of gentle, reverse snowfall-like carbonation.

There's enough straw and graininess in the aroma to conjure images of a fall-time countryside, at least until honey-drizzled cereal notes and a tinge of apples turn my thoughts to breakfast. The bouquet was shy at first but has since opened up (good thing because it's rather pleasant).

Tom Crean's has a richer maltiness than all the Harp in Ireland combined. The flavour is layered with tastes of honeyed grains and fresh-baked bread. The addition of roasted Cara malt lends light kisses of caramelization and a pleasant toasty dimension. All that plus a subtle creamy texture and a clipping, faintly grassy finish.

Leaving the alcohol content hovering around that 4% mark (4.2%) is a wise idea; this is not a beer easy to stop drinking after only one bottle. Unlike other beers that are so easily approachable and casually quaffed, this one actually contains a ton of character which means you don't get bored with it after just one pint.

When a producer named 'Dingle Brewing Co.' makes a beer called 'Tom Crean's Fresh Irish Lager' it sounds a little too silly to take seriously. It just seems so cliched - was it brewed by leprechauns? Rest assured, however, this is a fantastic lager with far more (and nicer) qualities than probably any other Emerald Isle lager I've yet to try. Sláinte!

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3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sample. I believe it was from the tap. Pale yellow color. Aroma is light. Some yeast, some grass, some sweet adjunct malt. Flavor is very similar. All elements are fairly mild. Lager yeast with a bit of skunked grass. Pale maltiness that turns into an adjunct corn flavor. Very light bodied. Bubbly. Somewhat crisp. Haven't had many Irish imports so I can complain.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Tom Crean's Premium Irish Lager from Dingle Brewing Company
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