“~Malty and Mellow~”
“A sheep painted red … Cruel joke, right? Nope. Farmers in Ireland and Scotland have been painting sheep for ages—makes ‘em easier to find. Thankfully, you won’t have any problem finding our new Irish Red Lager. Its malty backbone and rich, off-white head—some say it’s “cappuccino-like”—are unmistakable. Not to mention that big, beautiful color. Which, unlike the sheep, is 100% natural.
(All due respect to the sheep.)”
I love Irish red style beer so I had to have a friend try this one out with me so that my rating of this beer wasn’t biased. It also just so happened that my friends fridge had some Killians Irish Red so I took it upon myself to have a comparative analysis. (I love being able to use words that make drinking lots of beer sound like research) Although what I found at the end of my ‘study’ brought a slight different result than what I was expecting.
This beer presented itself with exactly what it offered a smooth bitter blend or as they call it “malty and mellow.” I’m pretty sure I used the word ‘smooth’ a half a dozen times while trying it, my notes can verify at least 3 or 4 of them. So I did what any self respecting drunken monkey would do who is trying to distinguish between two similar beers, I made a sandwich. That’s right a sandwich, you can’t simply swig both beers back to back and expect a good comparison. My sandwich was the cheese and crackers for wine tasting or the pallet cleaning ginger you have with sushi except this sandwich was for beer yummy red Irish beer. After this close beer to beer comparison the only noticeable difference was the aftertaste which Dundee’s Irish Red had a lasting malty aftertaste compared to Killians. We gave this beer 3.5 bananas, it would have been more for just me because I seem to favor Irish Red style beers but I figured finding the middle ground would give a more accurate rating for the beer. Have you tried this new Dundee beer yet, what is your take?
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