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Beamish Irish Stout - Beamish & Crawford Plc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

708 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 44
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beamish & Crawford Plc. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2001)
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subyman

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I experienced a Beamish on tap (many times) when I took a trip to Ireland last summer. It was my favorite of the "Big Three" in Ireland and is a must have on tap on the Emerald Isle at least once in a lifetime. Sadly, it is no longer exported to the US as of this review on tap.

Appearance- Wonderful appearance just like both Murphy and Guinness. This is the staple look for a stout beer. Dark, dark body with a very creamy tan head. In a cold pint glass, its a thing of beauty. The ceremony around letting the head form is also a great experience.

Smell- Very malty, can smell a hint of the burnt hops. Slightly yeasty smell coming from the head.

Taste- The creamy head touches the upper lip and the beer hits the tongue, then there is a flood of cooling and refreshing Irish heritage bursting onto the palette. Deep malt, slightly burnt hops and nuts, but very smooth and extremely balanced.

Mouthfeel- Feels wonderful and flows very well. Medium bodied, but drinks like a lighter beer. It feels like a stout should with a very smooth finish.

Drinkability- Its a heavier beer in the stomach. It can be enjoyed over a lengthy period of time, but can make one feel full if taken too quickly. The smooth and lighter feel while drinking can confuse one into drinking too much at once and can give a full stomach quite fast.

Overall, a great beer and highly recommended to any stout lover.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2010 01:26:23 | More by subyman
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Beamish Irish Stout from Beamish & Crawford Plc.
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