Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rooney's - Old Irish Style Ale

Not only are the Rooney’s one of the top sports owners worldwide, but they also make a pretty tasty beer. This is their only beer, so don’t go lookin for other flavors. It labeled under ‘Rooney’, but brewed at Penn brewery. One thing I didn’t know is the Rooney family has been bar people since the late 1800’s. It is once rumored that they started the Pittsburgh Steelers with money won in an old west style head to head shot match. Old man Rooney was taking shots of apple cider, when his opponent was taking shots of whiskey. Sneaky bastard! Hey, it might be true.

This beer is good though. Has a Killians taste, just like a lot of Red Ales.  Its dark amber in color and has a little head that fades a little too fast. It boasts a nutty, chocolate, roasty taste, and uses for different kinds of hop, not bitter, but thick and smooth.

Good luck finding it outside the Pittsburgh area. It’s in a lot of distributors around PA and Florida, and currently only in 6 bars/restaurants worldwide.

I don’t know the ABV, but the cost was great. A lady at work gave me 2 for free! But im guessing mid 20’s a case.

Drinkability: 7/10
Taste: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Curb Appeal: 7/10

Overall: 7/10

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