Tom Crean's Premium Irish Lager | Dingle Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Dingle Brewing Company

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JohnfromDublin on 11-15-2011

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Reviews by stormgasm7:
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold colour. Smells of earthy, bitter hops. Tastes of dry malts, not sweet, mainly earthy, bitter hops . Slightly bitter finish. Not much to it, but a decent, crisp, dry lager.

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Photo of Sayre7
5/5  rDev +46.2%
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 -12.3%

Photo of airman85b
5/5  rDev +46.2%
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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Photo of nmwhitehead
4.12/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerinabottle
5/5  rDev +46.2%

Photo of tkelley
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of trevorpost
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amalak
3.35/5  rDev -2%

Photo of metter98
3.35/5  rDev -2%
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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Photo of bsjk96
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On-tap 3/18/2016 at Flynn’s in Mansfield, MA, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops, but not much else.

T: The taste starts out sweet with mild flavors of honey and a thin malt character. Then some lager yeast breadiness comes in. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is just a mediocre beer at best.

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Photo of fallenshadow
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Cuakaz
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Half of the reviews on this one are driving me up the wall. People are paying absolutely NO attention to the style.

An Irish lager, brewed true to style, is light, crisp, and clean, with a little burst of hops mid-palate followed by a slightly yeasty finish. That's what it should taste like if you brew it right. It should

And Dingle did. They nailed it. Absolutely nailed it.

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Photo of kdivers
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of balinor
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of jadpsu
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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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Photo of Beerqueer4life
4.68/5  rDev +36.8%
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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Photo of I3eer
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crisp. Refreshing. Straightforward.

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Photo of Beerman1977
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great lager, so much better than the high selling lagers from the big brewing companies. Czech hops are used, which can be tasted.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.14/5  rDev -8.2%
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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