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Dublin Irish Style Dark Beer - Browary Warmińsko-Mazurskie Jurand Sp. Z O.o.

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browary Warmińsko-Mazurskie Jurand Sp. Z O.o. visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 05-18-2005)
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Reviews by Shovelbum:
Photo of Shovelbum
2.85/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dense one finger mocha-colored head over a ruby-edged black body. A rim of foam hangs in there for the entire beer leaving nicely seriated lace. The aroma is a strange mixture of cider, adjuncts and a faint trace of straw-like hops. Flavor is a bit more ‘Irish’ with a burst of roast barley upfront and a hint of chocolate but it gives way to a strange mixture of mysterious corn-like flavors and a short blast of hop bitterness. Medium bodied.

An odd bird. Perhaps a lager drinker's stout, but definately not a stout drinker's lager!

Shovelbum, Jan 21, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of bsp77
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Very dark chocolate brown with reddish highlights and a foamy head.

Smell: Very sweet smell, and macro-like. Maybe some dark fruit and caramel.

Taste: Very malty, sweet tasting, caramel, fruit. Slightly spicy hops evident at end. How does this taste Irish? Maybe because it tastes like a Guinness and a Harp blended together?

Feel: Pretty full bodied lager with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly easy to drink, but very little interest in having more.

bsp77, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of skineg
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Damn good beer. Bought it in bottle form from Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL.

Poured Very Dark Brown, almost black with a light tan head.

Smelled of Barley and Wheat. Not a strong smell, but a good smell.

Tasted very smooth with a licorice taste. Nice.

Very Drinkable although a little filling. After all this is a Dark Irish Beer (from Poland?)

Damn good. I'd recommend it to anyone. As a matter of fact, if I knew of a place that sold this on tap, I might have to make a special trip. TO THE PHONEBOOK!!

skineg, Nov 15, 2006
Photo of ADR
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown appearance with a clear reddish hue. Head is fairly frothy and pretty big at almost an inch to start. Decent looping laces that leave complex traces. Slightly nutty aroma, malt huskiness dominates. Body is slightly thin to start, mouthfeel fades more markedly later in the profile. Flavor is not bad at first, more of that roasted husk-like quality with a slight bit of a lemon peel tang. But, like the mouthfeel, there is a slide in impression though it remains malt-dominated all the way. OK beer overall, a sort of confusing beer in a new Europe sort of way -- seems to have some warm-fermented characteristics, though its a bit tough to tell for sure.

ADR, May 19, 2005
Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep red/orange amber with light colored head that quickly fades and leaves a moderate lacing.

The smell is nothing special. Smells like a darker lager, nothing stands out really. A little hops here and little malt there.

Definately improves as it warms up. Its fairly crisp and a tad sweet. Meets everything I would expect from the rather ambiguous style and does it well. Could use more flavor of any kind, but its got a nice taste and finishes clean.

As for mouthfeel, I'm pretty picky about how I like my carbonation and I'd say this beer has it right on. Just enough to tingle my tongue and nothing more.

Overall, its nothing I'd seek out. However, if I felt like drinking all night and found a fairly cheap case of this I'd mo def go for it.

Nothing special or new, just a nice mild dark lager.

tempest, Aug 26, 2005
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a medium brown color with a 2 finger rocky head. The aroma is sweet, sour and malty. The taste is malty and has some touches of fruit and sourness – maybe even chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. This is an interesting beer that is worth tasting.

barefootbrewer, Jun 14, 2007
Photo of TastyTaste
2.38/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Creamy, thick tan head, sitting atop a dark maroon clear bodied beer. Head has fairly good retention, fading slowly, leaving a layer of beer against the glass. Slight euro malt in the smell, that's about it. Taste is not very strong in any particular flavor, just a little malt, not a lot of hops, not very "Irish". Not very good, this is standard at best.

TastyTaste, Sep 05, 2005
Photo of Frozensoul327
4.47/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark coffee color with a large, dense brown foamy head. Lots of uniform lacing inside the glass.

S: Dank, damp aroma of wood, stouty-like dark chocolate malts and earth. A subtle smoke note hangs in the background. Nice.

T: I'm impressed. Mild dark and caramel malts flavors are present, yet distinct, along with a daunting hop bitterness toward the finish. Slight wood and grain notes are present, and fill in the voids. Not overly complex or complicated, yet totally aligned and balanced.

M: Another nice suprise. Bubbly, smooth, slightly creamy and very easy going down. Light on the palate, yet maintains solid consistancy.

D: Yes, i'll have more. At 2 bucks a bottle, who the hell wouldn't?!

Notes: An exceptionally well made Dark Lager. I had serious reservations about this one, being an "Irish Style Beer" made in Poland. I was really gonna skip this one. Glad I didn't. Simple beer, in great form. Goes to show there are some diamonds in the dust. Highly Recommended.

Frozensoul327, Jan 05, 2007
Photo of Redrover
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml heavy dark brown glass. Very Irish looking label for a Polish beer!

Beer pours a nice dark brown with a fluffy light tan head. Great lacing.

The nose is a bit faint. I get some roasted malts and a bit of grains.

Taste is pleasantly sweet. A bit of lightly roasted grains, a hint of smoke and some tea. Not bad but not a lot of oomph. A bit dry late with a hint of molasses.

The mouth is a trifle thin, but in spite of this beers flaws it is pretty drinkable. Not one to match with any but the simplest foods (maybe a corn beef perogie?).

Redrover, Jan 27, 2006
Photo of tavernjef
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

OK, so a Polish brewery wants to brew an Irish Dark? I see no problem with that since so many American craft breweries brew Belgian type brews, Why not?

500ml brown bottle- Clear root beer brown color but has ruby/crimson highlights and tone to it in different lighting. Medium stacked head of light sand colored foam. Nice looking, spongy to start, lace decorates the glass with a moderate snowflake sheeting. Love the lacing on this. Artistically inspiring to brush paint something akin to old Japanese scripture. Beautiful.

Aroma is dry mostly with hints to dark woody earth, thin roast, thinner nutshells and a whisp of tangy fruitish malt.

Taste is about the same with a subtle, mild presence in the front with a mediocre malting thats just a smidgeon dry and earthy. Picks up a half notch or so to gain a bit of semi-respectable flavoring of cocoa, very light roasted grain, hints, and I mean the smallest of hints of fruity malted tang adding a dark cherry and lemon dusting as it fades into a feathery light drying reminiscence of hazelnuts and creamy cocoa.

Feel is light but creamy and fairly bold and clean in and amoung itself. Nothing big here as its just kinda floats with light dryness and itty-bitty tangyness. Very brown ale-like.

Not a beast by any means but an OK drinker with a light creamy body and light, mild taste that would suit a quick session pint before moving on to something else that may draw more taste bud attention. Not a bad starter though; or perhaps a crossover reference beer for those New Castle drinkers out there.

tavernjef, May 26, 2005
Photo of Mitchster
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$1.99 for a 1pt 0.9fl oz bottle. 5.3% ABV. Pours out to a clear, near black dark brown, forming a small light tan head with poor retention and absent lacing. Carbonation is moderate. Green bottle. The nose is quite interesting...like a dark Eurolager with a touch of roast barley, molasses and caramel. Cleanly fermented. Mouthfeel is prickly with a slightly grainy finish and a medium-light body. The taste is squarely in the dark Eurolager domain...some grassy hops, pale malts and grassy mild bitterness, but with a touch of chocolate and black patent malts thrown in for color and flavor. Lightly sweet and grainy in the aftertaste with a dry, clean finish.

Nothing too surprising or interesting here, just a solid dark Eurolager. The caramel wears a bit on the palette over time. I wouldn't want to drink more than one of these, and I'm certainly not compelled to buy another. Quite average in all regards.

Mitchster, Aug 06, 2006
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark cocoa brown that becomes dusky ruby when backlit with weak winter sunshine. The cap is toasted tan with a hint of ginger and has a wonderful texture that keeps it looking good long after the pour. Thick sheets of BB-shot lace are a surprise as well. This might just be the second good beer from this brewery. It's about damn time.

The nose is a big step down, a stumble really, but manages to avoid falling lower than average for the style. It's primarily dark malty with a balancing earthy hoppiness. It's also metallic, which keeps it from being even slightly impressive.

After drinking some of the liquid dreck that Browary Warminsko-Mazurskie Jurand puts out, I'd have to call this a minor victory. It wasn't possible for my hopes to have been dashed, because I had none. In that respect, it's a pleasant surprise and is a decent example of the EDL style. Who the hell knows what an 'Irish Style Dark Beer' is supposed to taste like.

It's maltier than most, which is half the battle for a big beer lover like me. I can't stand those lighter than air, overly fizzy versions that taste like Budweiser with caramel coloring. This one is nicely chocolate-like and has a fair amount of earthy hoppiness as well. I'm glad it doesn't taste artificially sweet, like some beer from these guys.

The mouthfeel is par for the Euro dark lager course, maybe a bit more full due to the slightly greater than usual malt load. Perfect carbonation is often a fine line with me. The carbonation here falls into the much broader range of acceptable.

I find it odd that a Polish brewery would call their dark lager Dublin Irish Style and would give it this label, complete with leprechaun hat and pipe. It's an attractive package, though, so who am I to complain? More importantly, what's in that package is pretty good beer.

BuckeyeNation, Feb 03, 2007
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A confusing bottle of beer. "Dublin" reads the ribbon, with a leprechaun's chapeau and a pipe resting above, and the designation "Irish Style Dark Beer"...from Poland? Huh? So, is it a stout? Porter? A red ale? For further color, a phrase is inscribed above the logo, "The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke."
Appearance: clear, russet brown color, big, creamy cocoa head.
Aroma: sweet, slight hints of fruits and nuts, but overall syrupy, cloying, treacly.
Clean, slick, thin mouthfeel...vapid flavor, a modicum of taste is revealed, then dies down, it's mostly sweetness and malt.
Not bad at all, just blase'...
Some research shows this described as a dunkel elsewhere, I'll throw in with Euro Dark Lager. Certainly no ale, and certainly not Irish. A Polish stab at a not-quite stout, a nearly porter (the bottom-fermented kind), a pale pale non-ale?
Eh, whatever! I tried it, you can, too...but don't expect much.

feloniousmonk, May 18, 2005
Dublin Irish Style Dark Beer from Browary Warmińsko-Mazurskie Jurand Sp. Z O.o.
79 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.