A red lager, with a rich amber colour and a thick creamy head, available on-tap or bottled.
Brewed since 1864 in Enniscorthy, Ireland
Gold medallist in the 1998 Beer World Cup
163 Calories per 12oz.
Has a faint, sweet, caramely aroma.
This 'Irish' lager, brewed in the US by Coors, didn't strike me immediately as a great beer when I tried it from a tap. But bottled, with a meal. it comes into its own. With just enough sweetness to satisfy the Bud drinkers out there, its unassuming flavour and gentle carbonation aid digestion greatly.
Having said this, I personally wouldn't drink this on its own, or out of choice. It has quite an overwhelming hops presence which, although fine with a meal, I find leaves an unsavoury aftertaste after a while.
Overall, not bad for Coors, but still doesn't come close to a Bass