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Murphy Brewery Ireland
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Lady's Well Brewery
Leitrim Street
Cork
Telephone: +353 21 450 3371
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Opened: 1856

U.S. Importer: Fischer Beverages International

The brewery formerly known as Murphy Brewery Ireland has been a subsidiary of Heineken since 1983. The name was officially changed in May 2001. Some of the beers are actually brewed by Heineken in the Netherlands under the Murphy name.

Updated: September 11, 2009

Beer List

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    • Date: March 2, 1996 (#1340)
      Package: canned
      Place: Moloka`i Wines and Spirits Unlimited, Kaunakakai HI
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Pours nice...just like Pub Draught Guinness (17-1341). EXTREMELY dark red, thick off-white head. Smoky aroma, with vague licorice hints. Pretty thick...pretty cold, per the directions on the can. Some black flavors and a bit of sweetness, but it's too cold to taste much else. (You expect me to sit here and not drink it while it warms up?) Nice smoky finish. Licorice flavor shows up as the beer warms.

    • Date: August 11, 1997 (#2129)
      Package: bottled
      Place: The Liquor Collection, Honolulu HI
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden brown, moderate carbonation, good white head. Sweet aroma, some diacetyl. Sweet, some hop flavor, some diacetyl.

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    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
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    • Date: July 18, 2003 (#4964)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: Peabody's Ale House, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Nice nitro cascade. Creamy tan head on a black beer. Mildly roasty aroma...mildly herbal. Light body. Roasty and buttery.
    • Date: November 6, 2001 (#3973)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #20, Green Bay WI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Dark brown-black, dense "widget" head. Mildly roasty, fairly hoppy aroma. Creamy, medium-light body, roasty, mild hop flavor and bitterness. Sweetish finish.
    • Date: January 12, 1997 (#1999)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kona Wine Market, Kailua-Kona HI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      "Draughtflow System" bottle. Almost black, dense white head. Smells sweet and black. Tastes black and bitter. OK body, some carbonation. Bitter black malt finish fades fairly fast.
    • Date: December 28, 1994 (#667)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Very dark red. Huge dense black head. Coffee aroma. Smooth. Flavors similar to Guinness, but not as pronounced. Sweeter.
    • Date: September 28, 1992 (#2514)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Overall Impression
      Holy cow is this stuff smooth. A-Mazing!

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    Vienna-Style Lager
    • Date: February 26, 2003 (#4703)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #20, Green Bay WI
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright red-brown, very high carbonation, thick head. Smells very very sweet and perfumey. Light body, fizzy. Intensely sweet caramel flavor. Somewhat phenolic. Sticky sweet finish with some DMS. Very disappointing. "Brewed under the supervision of Murphy Brewery, Cork, Ireland by Heineken Bierbrouwerijen B.V., Den Bosch. Product of The Netherlands".