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Marin St Brendan’s Irish Red

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Our Irish Red Ale is very true to style; rich and malty with a grand amount of character. This beauty is brewed to commemorate the discovery of the Americas by St. Brendan the Navigator, who beat that Italian guy by about 1000 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10145) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"rich, malty, nutty, and slightly dry. not a knock your socks off beer, but entirely enjoyable. as i sit here, i’m trying to compare with moylans...this one is slightly thinner, and slightly drier."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3096) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Via trade with LostHops287. The aroma is caramel, toffee, bread, candy. The apperance is slightly hazy red, off-white head. The flavor is caramel, toffee, sweet, flavor like candy, some bread notes. The finish is sweet, with pine like hops. A bit astringent on the finish. Medium in body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Los Angeles, Ca - Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Dark copper pour, thick, sticky off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma has some fresh lake water accents, a hint of wort. Flavor is sweet with some caramel notes, some molasses, a brief wisp of chocolate. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Solid - nice night cap after a cross country trip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nellycale (212) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Poured from draft at taproom..Clear medium amber orange color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity - orange, moderate hoppy, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090821] ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
Amber pour with a khaki head. Nose is sweet with some caramel, toast, and toffee malts. A bit of floral and citrus hop character, grass, and some sweet fruit esters. There’s a decent amount of bread and caramel to the flavor. Toasted malt, floral hops, and some grass. Mild citrus, a bit of fruit, and a somewhat sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (4123) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
21 mar 2012, bottle. Alcoholy bready amber ale ale. Med body and mostly flat. Bready malty ale with moderate alcohol. Nice but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6625) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Deep amber, lots of sediment towards the end of the bottle, huge frothy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Seems fairly well carbonated, almost too much.   Pale malt nose, slight barnish/yeasty notes.   I get that a lot from their lighter beers, that funky breadiness thats not heavy but barnish.   I do enjoy it.   Almost has a spiciness to it.   This almost seems like a Belgian Pale Ale in that regard.   This is not what I was expecting for an Irish Ale. &nbps Does have faint earthiness, but seems moreso a sweet fruity barnish note.   Its growing on me.   Well enough carbonated to tingle the tongue.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, granted it is a bit airy.   Has a slight apple/pear skin on the exit.   I will sum it up as decent malt base, slightly fruity, sweet barnish notes, without much bitterness.   Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bomber pours hazy brown with copper hued edges and tall blossoming tan head. The aroma has some malts, some roasted malts and thin levels of sweet dark fruity esters and a hint or two of earthiness hovering around at a distance. The taste is similar with malts and roasted malts and then sliding into prunes, figs and smooth sweet molasses covered cherries. This has a pleasing increase in damp malt earthiness into the finish. It is a shame the yeast create a bit too much of a champagne like appearance and mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
From a 22oz bottle. A clear burnt amber color with a small beige head. An earthy hop aroma with a touch of yeast esters, and a slight bit of caramely oxidation. Flavor is evenly balanced between the malt and hops with a touch of roast character in there. Not much crystal character in the beginning. A touch of burnt caramel comes through in the finish. Very clean malt profile and easy drinking. A slight bit of oxidation in the flavor, but I would blame the handling more than the brewer. Even though the place I bought it had it in the fridge, who knows how long it had been in the back? Overall, a nice beer that is true to style and is easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 Pours attractive clear reddish brown with a thin cream colored head. Some dried fruit and caramel malt in the nose with the same influences in the flavor with the addition of earthy hops. Nose is a bit to subdued.

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