Arcadia Brigidís Irish Red
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The story of Brigid (pronounced "Breed") is one shrouded in mystery; equal parts pagan history and Catholic sainthood, the one thing that seems to hold true is that she embodies the fiery spirit of Ireland. Our paean to her is held within the confines of a fine Irish-style red ale, a proud exultation that is bright, bold, and smooth. Brewed with molasses for a hint of jammy dark fruit, low-medium hints of earthy hops come through, and creamy malt provides a calming backbone. A modest alcohol content keeps everything convivial, as thereís plenty to toast come early spring.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Poured a clear red with no head. Not much of an aroma. Mouth feel is rather light. Tastes a bit sweet with a large amount of hops for the style. I get toasted malts and some burnt grains. I think it is the hops that are just a bit off.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lukedarock (233) - Howell, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
Nice dark red color, has a nice rich flavor quickly leaves the palate nothin worth buying a lot of

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (849) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
From notes. On tap at Dan's on March 28. The pour is a nice reddish dark copper with minimal head and just about no lacing. The aroma is lightly hoppy, somewhat bitter with a little caramel there. There is a decent malt character on the back end. Overall, it's somewhat bland. The flavor is more bitter than I would anticipate for a red, which I like. There is a strong maltiness on the back end, and light caramel dominance there as well. The mouth feel is definitely thin, with a very light carbonation, and a hoppy, caramel-ish aftertaste that lingers hardly at all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sample at the brewpub on 3/29/13. Clear red pour with a huge beige head. Faint malty aroma. Malty and grainy flavor with some caramel before a grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pretty standard red ale here. Arcadia is very much hit or miss for me. I would take this over a Sam Adams, but that is about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Some toasted malt with background bread. Some earthy, floral hops and slight bitterness. Tame, but fairly to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Listed at 5.0%. Red amber with small head. Hoppy aroma. Dry finish with nice hoppy bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sethmoko (16) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
On cask at Arcadia made with Cascade instead of usual Chinook. Pours amber with nice lacy head. Light hop aroma comes through and drinks well. Nice session-able red ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Draught at TJís: Aroma of malt and grain. Poured copper/slight amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, grain, corn, slight hops, and some trash. Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Average texture. Malt, grain, and corn finish is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL prior to going to a Blackhawks game with a bunch of friends. Appearance not too sure, in a dark bar but it looks red with a thin but pronounced off white head. Aroma rich in hops with a nice malt balance. Taste very smooth, abundant in stinky hops, also a bit of citrus with a rich malt backing. Real nice.

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