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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Brewed for St. Patrick’s Day, Killarney was created to honor the Irish influence on Montana’s culture. Brewed first in February of 1988, before any other American breweries came out with their versions of an Irish Red style beer, Killarney is Jürgen’s invention of the beer style and one of his favorite Bayern beers. It is brewed with two-row pilsenser, caramel, Munich, wheat and German Dunkel malt. Bayern Killarney has an alcohol content of 5.7% Alc. by Vol. (14.2% Plato o.g.) and is available seasonally in draft and bottles.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6211) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Sent by Hayduke and enjoyed together via facebook chat. This beer pours a mostly clear dark copper, almost red. My glass had a very short lived head but Ron’s warmed bottle poured with more. The nose was complex fruit and nuts. Nice and not at all "lager" like. The flavor was also quite pleasant. That nice complex fruit again, nuts, caramel, and some chocolate. A general sourness was tasted throughout. Maybe it was the name and hence psychological, but this had an authentic "irish" feel to it. Cool. Lagers often don’t deserve the bad name they get and this is an example. Nicely done.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8915) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Clear coppery red amber. Aroma is muted caramel with hints of chocolate. Flavour is straightforward caramel, definite nutty character, hints of chocolate. Finish is short and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle served in a flare pilsner. 2011 vintage, new label. Pours clear amber-brown in color with a medium-short, creamy off-white head that holds. Malty aroma of dark fruit, pepper, and spice. Not overly complex, but solid intensity. Smooth, light bitter and sweet flavors. Medium-light body, lively carbonation, soft texture, and a light bittersweet finish. Great beer to session on St. Patty’s Day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Pours clear ruby amber with a thick foamy beige head that leaves streaky lacing. Aroma of oats, toasted biscuity caramel malts. Taste is sweet with lots of toasted malts again and a slightly bitter burnt finish. Very good flavor, medium thick body, carbonation is a little high but it really gets that thick malty flavor to sink in. I was very surprised by this one and could drink it anytime.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Rich amber body with an adequate head that covers the top. Dry malty nose, with some stale graininess and hints of smoke. Similar malt characteristics in the body, dry malting and with a stale, roast character. Touches of wet shoe and cardboard finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2011 Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Bayern Killarney Red Lager--2009 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.70% ABV--15 IBU’s? (4.4 / 5.0) Amber Lager--No sediment. Lacy medium thick off white head. Clear bright nucleating thin rich amber color. Mild malt fruit delicate hop front. Smooth rich light fruit caramel light sweet lager body. Refreshing quenching mild hop spice tasty smooth end. Delicate flavors. Nice. Sampled 4/15/2009. 6-Pack--$7.50. Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Bayern Killarney Red Lager--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.70% ABV--15 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Irish Red. Thin mild lace off white head. Clear bright rich amber red hint pretty color. Thick pour. Delicate malty toasted mild hop front. Tangy mellow sweet toasted mild cherry caramel peat? hint malty body. Smooth mild hop lingering tangy malt slightly hot clean lager end. Nice Irish Red. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Sampled 3/17/2010. 6-Pack $8.25. Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Bayern Killarney Red Lager Beer Biere--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 5.70% ABV. 15 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Red Ale--Irish. Lacy thin off white head. Clear dark amber red hint color. Light smoke mild hop malty light herbal hint front. Slightly earthy crusty malty toasted toffee caramel not peat Irish smoke note smooth lager body. Clean mild hop spice lingering earthy malt end. Rich roasted Red Lager is Tasty Unique & Well Made. Sampled 2/15/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $8.39 @ Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 2/15/2011.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (12654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness with a crisp carmel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle... Poured a reddish/amber with a white head. Toasted malts and grassy aroma. Very earthy, and smooth, toasted, caramel malt flavors. Crisp lager character with low bitterness and very little hop presence. Candy qualities and sweet bready finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Light clear amber, some caramel malt, damp moss and metallic on the nose. Clear amber, lacks intensity. Digging this, rich caramel, smooth and lasting. Medium bodied, tasty and malt forward

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours amber with minimal white head that dissipates quickly. Lively carbonation. Aroma is of malt, pine, cheap scotch, grain, and hops. Taste is of sweet hops, pine and notes of cheap scotch. Has a nice biscuity malt backbone. Starts off very bitter due to all the earthiness, but you warm up to it after a few sips. Just a drinkable beer with enough flavor to keep you interested, but nothing more.


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