McSorley's Irish Pale Ale | Pabst Brewing Company

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McSorley's Irish Pale AleMcSorley's Irish Pale Ale
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McSorley's Irish Pale AleMcSorley's Irish Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cyberbmcd on 01-10-2009

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5/5  rDev +58.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really love this ale. It looks great in the beer glass, with it's not-too-bubbly red appearance and creamy head. It smells like good hoppy ale, with coffee notes. The taste is outstanding, with just the right amount of hops and somewhat of a cream ale flavor. Mouthfeel is watery and cheery. This product has excellent drinkability and it goes down smooth and nice. I think I could drink this one daily. It's very good with spicy and and robust foods. But, it's also quite nice to drink it by itself. Highly recommended.


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Photo of Rudgers73
4.17/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Boddingtons Imperial pint glass. Light red in color with a good sized sticky, fluffy head that settles to 1/2" leaving nice lacing behind. This smells great. It has that characteristic nutty/toasty Irish aroma. I can smell slightly chocolate and bready malt. The hops are faint in the nose, but smell like a mild english variety. The taste is pretty good as well. Light and toasty, much like the smell with a sweet overtone. Slightly acidic toward the end. This is an ale that Killian's wishes it could be like. Rich with flavor and balanced nicely with a bitter finish. You could almost make an english brown ale out of this if different yeast was used. Very drinkable, and although the ABV isn't stated, I think it is very sessionable as well.

Nice mild ale.

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Photo of GrandpaGeorg
4.1/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this one after drinking the Black lager. Liked this one better, and I usually prefer the "darker" beer. So this was a pleasant surprise! Nice reddish/amber color with a soft foam on top. Fairly rich malt in the nose, a touch sweet (in a good way), with a nicely balanced (very mild) hops bitterness. Roasted caramel taste continues and the balance is maintained right down to the end. Little true hops flavor, per se; but it is really unique in that way. Definitely worth trying. Something I'd seek out and buy. Very enjoyable. Thanks, N, for bringing it by.

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4.01/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a gorgeous clear amber with a huge tan head that leaves spotty clumps of lacing down the side.

S: Sweet caramel malts, some yeast.

T: Sweet caramel malt taste and a bit of toasted rice devolves into a great, not overwhelming hoppiness and slight metallic earthiness.

M: Smooth with medium carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, kick-back-and-have-a-few stress relief kind of beer.

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Good amber color. Lots of carbonation. Large head that stayed for a while. Lots of lacing.

S: Biscuits, caramel, grains, and a mild hint of citrus.

T: Nice start with malts and grains. Hops kicked in the end.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Good Irish Ale. Perhaps a bit lighter than some but good body and flavor.

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.99/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: A beautiful dark brown, amber colored body with little to no head.

S: A strong malty aroma with very present spices

M: a very strong bite, decently carbonated.

T: A very nice malty taste, almost creamy. The hops were also noticeable in this ale. After a few sips other flavors seem to creep out, such as an almost chocolately or coffee flavored hint.

D: Definitely could drink this one all night long.

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3.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Retail version. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Deep amber red with lots of rising bubbles. Huge 3 finger off white head that has great retention and lots of lacing.

Smell: Lots of roasted caramel malts that give a strong aroma of biscuit. Also some grains and a mild aroma of earthy hops with a light hint of citrus.

Taste: Roasted malts and grains up front giving it a lightly sweet, bready flavor. A little bit of earthy hops in the finish help balance things out. Very malt forward but it tastes good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Slightly chewy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good Irish ale. On the lighter side but still has some good flavor. I would like to try this at the pub in NYC someday.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.88/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered on tap at my local bar and served in an ice cold pint glass.

Copper colored brew. I did not notice much of an aroma.

Sweet malty taste, very little bitterness and easy to drink.

It really hit the spot. I don't know if it was because it was served so cold, but it sure did taste good and went down easy.

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McSorley's Irish Pale Ale from Pabst Brewing Company
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