Murphy’s Irish Red Beer

Another review tonight. I mean, what goes better with watching Criminal Minds? I had Katie’s baked ziti for dinner tonight and the rest of the prosciutto bread she brought too. It was possible the best prosciutto bread I’ve ever had. It had a hint of pepper to it, which I really got into. And now I’m hungry again. Anyways, this beer is an actual Irish beer from Ireland. I’ve only had one other beer from the brewery, so let’s see how this one goes.

ABV: 5%

Style: Irish Red Ale

Trivia: According to, “After the Murphy’s brand was bought by Dutch brewer Heineken International, “Irish Red” was launched for the export market, as it was hoped that it would be more popular than stout overseas. The label copy for Murphy’s Irish Red (33cl bottle) states : ‘Product of the Netherlands.'”

Random: Criminal Minds is one of the only shows that I actually set time aside to watch during the week. It’s a bit of a routine in my house.

Indeed, the bottle does say that this is a “product of the Netherlands.” But, it poured with a huge and fluffy two-finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear brown color with lots of carbonation visible through the pint glass. The nose had notes of caramel malt, mineral water, toffee sweetness and a bit of hops. The taste was not nearly as good as the nose, and I didn’t even think that the nose is outstanding. The mineral quality was more pronounced in the taste than the nose. This overwhelmed all other flavors. There may have been a bit of caramel malt in there, but I couldn’t get it due to the other flavor. The finish lingered with the expected mineral/metallic quality. The body was slightly thicker than expected with moderate carbonation. This brew was a borderline drainpour. Avoid…

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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