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Rusty | Messrs Maguire

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Brewed by:
Messrs Maguire

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stcules on 08-19-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 14
Photo of kojevergas
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on draught into a pint glass in Messyrs Maguire Dublin (O'Connell St.) This is an Irish red, NOT an English Pale Ale!

A: Pours a two finger head of lovely cream and thickness of fair retention. It stays at one finger for over six minutes.

Sm: Vanilla, hops, tones of caramel.

T: Creamy open to body comprised of the nose notes, with a lingering cream finish. Balanced decently. Built strangely.

Mf: Very smooth; too wet. The cream is nice.

Dr: Fairly priced, but nothing special.

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

Had on tap at Messrs. Maguire; served in a tulip pint.

A: Nitro red ale? OK, well it looks pretty, as all nitros do. Appropriately rusty red with a creamy white head.

S: Not much going on here. A thin, metallic kind of smell with a bit of hip spice.

T: Taste is a bit bland as well. There is a bit of carmel and smoke and a hint of hops, but mostly just bland malty flavours.

D: Easy enough to quaff, but without a hefty ABV, I don't know if that's really a huge accomplishment. Nitro gives it an inappropriate mouthfeel for the style.

Overall: Not terrible, but just a little too bland to drink more than one. There are way better beers available at Messrs.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ordered a pint at Messrs while on vacation in Dublin. Arrived a dark red color with a chestnut brown hue throughout. Mostly clear. There was a soft thin white head that quickly hid to the side of the glass. Did last for a while but not through the full tasting. Limited lacing as well.

The nose was limited but some good notes in there. A nice malty aroma with a light caramel malt smell. Some melanodian/long boil aroma with some light toffee smells. Some earthy hop notes with more of an English flavor. A very clean yeast. Would have liked a bit more from the nose but overall very nice and clean.

The taste is a bit more representative. The malt comes out but is a tad dry. Some nice toffee and biscuit notes, but limited caramel flavors, especially considering the aroma. Some minor chalky/four notes in the finish but ok. A soft bitterness that could use a bit more but a good finishing hop note. Some herbal and earthy flavors the linger into the finish.

The body is light. I would have liked to see a bit more depth. The carbonation was a bit low but ok for style. Overall a very nice session beer.

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Photo of ChrisCage
2.67/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tried this great old school brewpub out while on vacation Apr 2-20/09 and reviewed off of short notes taken at the time

A- Had a thick creamy white colored head, which retained very well. It's clear with a reddish orange color, which I guess should be expected from an Irish red beer. There was nice syrupy lacing and it looked to have a fairly fine carbonation.

S- There was an aroma of roasted malts but it wasn't strong, and there was also a mild hop bitterness present. I smelt aromas of bananas and perhaps other sweet fruits...was thinking maybe mangoes. Overall though the aroma was fairly weak.

T- There wasn't a real prominent taste....a slight toasty biscuit flavor. There was decent hop bitterness on the finish but it didn't last too long. I didn't taste any real caramel flavors, which I was expecting.

M- Disappointingly leaned on the thin side of the spectrum....the carbonation was fairly mild, which did allow the beer to glide over the palate smoothly. There was a clean feeling to this beer, which wasn't what I was expecting.

D- I may try this again if given the opportunity....was this a bad batch? If it is like this all the time, I'd much rather enjoy their excellent Stout or Haus Lager if I want something easy drinking. I guess this could be a good starter for somebody just getting into drinking Red Ales. Just a little on the bland side for me, but not the worst beer I've ever tasted.

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Photo of atis
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark red with off-white one finger head with excellent retention, dense downsliding lacing. Smell is citrusy and grainy malt. Taste is bready malt, some fresh and bittery hops, hints of lemon and grapefruit, dry finish and long lasting and bittery aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with light to medium carbonation.

The beer was very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had this on tap at Mssrs Maguires several times; time for a review.
Appearence was a red brown brew (no haze) with a weak head, cream in colour. Low carbonation.
No much to smell, despite swirling in the glass;- some floral hops.
Taste was quite pleasent, inofensive. There was a sweetness there, but not overpowering. Again floral hop flavours and maybe some caramel.
Overall a pleasent enough session ale, but I tired of it after a couple of pints.

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Photo of granger10
4.01/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Flourescent red color with quite a lively egg white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is a bit weak. Notes of caramel and earthy hops seem to dominate. Taste begins almost immediately with a zesty, tea like flavor. Toffee and caramel and bready flavors come in and sweeten out the tea notes. Earthy hoppy hints come and go. Finish is a bit residually sweet with the slightest notes of citrus, like they used a bit of cascade to dry hop it or something, in the finish. I really did enjoy this beer. Mouthfeel was decent. High carbonation and the flavors made for a not so smooth beer but once it warmed up they came together nicely. Another winner from this place.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit disappointed Mssrs. Maguire didn't have their Czech or Abbey beers on tap so I went with the Rusty red, which as a style I generally don't love.
Appearance is a dark maroonish with a skullcap of thin head. The nose has a flavorful burst of hops with a fresh yeasty zing and a sweet backing taste.
Taste is mired in delicious dark malts balanced with active hop flavors (Saaz?). This is a quality red beer. Also features a satisfying bitter aftertaste that isn't cloying. Mouthfeel is full and round, almost too much carbonation but they hold back just enough to make it enjoyable.
Overall, this Rusty is refreshing and tasty and could easily be a session brew, although I couldn't state the abv for sure.

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Photo of Boto
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draught at the Brewpub: It looked good enough, as it poured a clear, copper-amber color. There was a tight, white, nitro head on it. There was a bit of an aroma of pine and grapefruit hops to the nose. Where did they go? They were not evident in the taste at all. In fact, there wasn't much taste evident at all. It had some sweetness, but was thin and bland. Boring!

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Photo of stcules
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Classic ale red colour. Thin, creamy and compact foam.
The smell is difficult to take... some malt and floreal, very light.
The taste is more complex, with creamy notes, and vanilla.
Scarce body, quite watery. Aftertaste with hints of sweet, quickly covered by a bitter more persistent (aromatic herbs).

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Rusty from Messrs Maguire
3.48 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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