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Finnegans Irish Amber | Finnegans Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finnegans Inc.
Minnesota, United States
finnegans.org

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bighuge on 03-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,185
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
175
pDev:
15.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of ystazi
3.34/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.34/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ssippisam
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigAl18
2.7/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.77/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled last night on 4/12/15. Comes in a 12 ounce can from Finnegans Inc. (Contract brewed and canned by Summit Brewing Company) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a green-striped "14" pool ball flute glass. On the back of the can it says: "100% OF THE PROFITS GO TO FEEDING THE HUNGRY". Awesome!

Brew pours a pretty copper-amber in color with close to a 1-finger foamy off-white head. A good amount of sticky lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of grains and yeast. More going on with the taste with some light spice maybe? Crisp and clean and goes down pretty easy unlike some other brews of this style as they tend to be all over the board for me anyways. This is one of the better ones I will say. Lighter to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, I liked this one.

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Photo of Jojo11
4.19/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting beer for a great cause!

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Photo of Graetzj
2.71/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of boinknet
3.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of browner1971
3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bigbadbootydaddy
3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Nice balance. Light and crisp.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.31/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted 12 January 2015.

Pours clearish orange amber. One finger of off-white head, good retention and lacing.

Smell is super grainy, toasted and bready, topped with a lager-y yeast. Very toasty, like a marzen. And at times I feel like I'm sticking my head in a grain bucket.

Taste is more crisp and less malt explosion. But it's also pretty flavorless. Kinda like a macro adjunct lager without the sweetness. Has its appeal, but I'm not digging it all that much.

Feel is better. Light, clean, and vibrant. Almost like seltzer water.

A fine beer, though it doesn't line up with most amber ales I've had. The flavor is super thin - I had to struggle to find anything there. And that's just not what I'm looking for.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Smells of sweet malts and grains. Which, while not being a deplorable smell, is quite dull. Smells like a bad imitation of an Oktoberfest.

Taste is grainy, with some spices. While not exciting to say the least, the taste is actually pretty solid. As far as the mouthfeel's concerned, the carbonation is low, and the body is light. I don't want to be to complimentary regarding this beer, but it's a rock-solid brew with a large degree of drinkability. Not bad on a summer day

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Photo of CraigP83
4.08/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a slighty darker macrobrew, Smells like grains, wheat, hay. Doesn't have as much flavor as I was expecting, smooth drinking but nothing special, roasted corn maybe. Kind of disappointing for a summit brew

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2.87/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.32/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -54%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of kevinski33
3/5  rDev -8%

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3.6/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Finnegans Irish Amber from Finnegans Inc.
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 175 ratings
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