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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3594) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2016
12oz bottle to a 8oz glass. I am not sure what Bayern is able to do with their malts and lagering to make them so damn appealing to me. The delicate balance of toast, sweet, and well-lagering are really working over my taste buds. There is a bit of dustiness setting in that I think is a consequence of this not being super fresh but otherwise a sweet, not sugary, clean and earthy with faint hop end.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Medium beige, quickly dissipating head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, toasty, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, toasty, faint grapefruit. Medium body. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
montanabeerman (9) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2006 does not count
Bottle. Smalllish off-white head with a mild yeasty or doughy type aroma. Great full mouthfeel with a light caramel sweetness. This beer is considerably more bitter however than any other Bayern beer Ive ever tasted. Nice grapefruit or citrus notes, good finish.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Shared tasting with Strykzone, Poured red to copper with a small tan head and light lacing Nose isf sweet caramel malts with some nuts and chocolate. Fairly rich body and smooth creamy mouthfeel. . Flavor is very tasty with lots of malt and some chocolate. Finish mover from sweet to lightly bitter. Very nice beer and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - FEB 23, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades almost instantly, leaving a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel smell along with some other aromas of a fruity nature of apple, grape and pear. Along with these aromas comes some lighter smells of a doughy and bready nature as well as some hints of a light citrus and herbal smell. Taste – The taste begins with a caramel taste with a little bit bready taste. Some fruit flavors of a cherry taste as well as a little bit of apple are there as well, with the cherry getting stronger and stronger in nature as the taste advances. Along with these fruity flavor increases comes some hop flavors of a light citrus and more grassy nature are there more toward the end, leaving one with a nice sweet but still rather crisp taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the sweeter tastes of the brew the body is quite nice and makes for a very easy drinking and enjoyable feel. Overall – A rather tasty red ale and one that is packed with a good sweet taste, but yet still very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of caramel, roses, earthy, perfumey. Tastes spicy with lots of rosey hints and a nice fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
This one has a great fruity nose, with some toasted milquetoast bready notes. It is nicely roasty, sweet and toasty. Finish is very fresh and clean tasting, no bitter aftertaste. Really easy to drink. One of the better beers I have had from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Sweet malt aromas with a hint of hops. Sweet roast flavor with a little bitterness.

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