It is great to see a new main stream beer being added to the Irish market. I love my micro brewed beer but I love good beer in general so if a larger brewery brings in something new that I can buy, I will happily drink it.
I picked a Bull & Castle style Halbe glass and poured. A dark ruby red beer with a tan head was my reward. Liight plays around the edges showing the ruby colour but it is pretty black in the middle.
It smells like a lager yes but there is a strong caramel malt aroma as well.
The mouthfeel was rather good actually, chewy and creamy. Then the caramel came through. The fact that this is a lager never escapes you as it is very crisp and easy to drink. A lovely beer and I hope to see it available in more locations. Herold Dark it is not, not even Budvar dark but a solid dark lager nonetheless.