McSorley’s Irish Pale Ale

12 oz single from Total Wine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pour is a darkish amber (copper) which slightly contradicts the “Pale Ale” moniker on the label. Head forms quickly, but disappers quickly too. Minimal lace.
Nose and tastes are surprisingly sweet, and with the color of the beer I begin to wonder what kind of grain bill we have in this beer. Bready sugar too. This doesn’t do well as an Irish Red, and it’s not really got much Pale Ale character at all. My bet is that the words “Pale Ale” have been slapped on the package purely for marketing purposes. Falls between a number of stlyes and misses several of them by a wide margin.
Very middle of the road for me. Not bad, not good but my suspicion is that more effort went into the marketing of this beer than the making of it. Shame, but it’s likely to be one and done for me. Non-offensive is the best I can come up with.

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07/30/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.15
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