McSorley’s Irish Black Lager

12 oz single, Total Wine, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Much like its brother, this beer owes more to the marketers than it does the brewers. I liked this about the same as the “Pale” Ale, but again it seemed very mediocre and a beer that is searching for a style home.

Pour gives a black body with some dull, red highlights. Head is short-live, lace is minimal.

Nose gives away some sweet malts and a touch of roastiness but to be honest it’s pretty light. Bidy seems a touch on the light side too. A touch of bitterness in the finish but it all seems a little half-arsed to me. Hastily put together by the MBA’s rather than the brewmaster.

The marketing angle is encapsulated by the McSorley’s guff on the rear label rather than much about the beer.

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07/30/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.03
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