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Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

Murphy’s Irish Red Beer

Single 12oz from Total Wine in Greensboro, NC, USA. WTF is this?? Has the color of a macro lager, tastes like a sweet version of the same thing, and in addition it lacks any appearance or characteristic of an Irish Red. Most importantly no dry finish. Soap like aroma without that soap turning into hop bitterness as it usually does. I don't understand this at all. It's almost as if the wrong beer had been put into the (attractive) bottle. It pours with a decent head and some lace, and doesn't...

Murphy’s Irish Stout

$3.75 for the "draft style" can at Taco Mac, Douglasville, GA, USA. Brewed in England under license from Murphy's. Imported to the USA. Good clean looking appearance with a nice "lace" aka "a nitro foam head that sticks to the glass" with jet black body. Head is thin. Smell is non-descript to me with a feint, sweet alcohol aroma. Taste is dry and smooth with very, very little taste. Thin mouthfeel and very easy to drink, but this is an extremely ordinary offering in the can. Much better on...