Arcadia Brigid’s Irish Red
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 there’s plenty to toast come early spring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft Sample at MBG Winterfest 2010. Poured reddish brown with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet bitter flavor with a sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer would go well with spicy food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8857) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Sample on tap at Wurst Bar. Orange color. Bigger off-white head. Leaves good thicker lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Mild bit of smoke. Tasty bready wheat, mild bit of toasty malt. Mild tropical fruit. Mild bit of moderate bitter, lighter sweet. Yeah! Nice, balanced Irish Ale! Would drink pint! And speak in Irish accent!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5691) - 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 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 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 TJ’s: 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4234) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2010
On tap at Pizza House, East Lansing. Deep orange-brown body, thin creamy off-white head. Light, floral, spicy nose. Soapy, floral hops body with notes of bubblegum and toasty malts, with modest brown sugar and caramel malt balance. Bitter finish. Merely OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2068) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 On cask at In Fine Spirits Chicago. It was good. Bit of sweetness and a nice amount of hops for a red ale. Serving: Cask

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1756) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1682) - 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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