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RATINGS: 746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Ireland’s first and last Ard Ri (high king) of the whole Gaelic race, Brian Boru was born in Munster Ireland around 940. His mother was killed by Vikings when he was a child. He spent his life uniting the Irish tribes to become the first king of Ireland, only to be killed at Clontarf on Good Friday, 1014 putting down a rebellion by the King of the province of Leinster. Brian Boru Irish Brand Red Ale is a very rich caramelly ale with toffee, citrus, and pineapple aroma. Brian Boru is brewed with several malts and Amarillo hops. Slainte!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Big caramel flavor and a mild malt character. Hopped to perfection. They got this one right! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2013
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours hazy reddish brown with a creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and hoppy with caramel, sweet dark bread, biscuits, pine needles, resinous wood, lemon zest and grass. Taste is sweet and bitter with sweet dark bread, biscuits, caramel, orange peal, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, resinous wood and subtle hints of alcohol. Motuhfeel is round, soft, tiny dry, tiny astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with sweet dark bread, caramel, biscuits, resinous wood, pine needles and grapefruit rinds.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2013
22oz bottle from the pub. Pours a copper red with small white head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Bready malt taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2013
bottle. lovely fresh beer aroma. some nice citrus with malt background. perfect appearance. tastes like it has massive backbone but at 5.5 its all flavour. really nice job and went well with a hot sausage.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy copper brown. Toffee and citrus nose. Well-balanced, good toffee, but sufficiently bitter. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Tap. Hazy copper with a large creamy off white head. Caramel, toffee, wort, fruity hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Soft and smooth malty brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2408) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2013
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, Spring 2013 bottling. Pours lightly hazy reddish orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, apple, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, grass, slight pine, and light yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with all around great balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with moderate hop presence and good strength. Taste of caramel, apple, golden raisin, grapefruit, orange zest, toast, toffee, floral, grass, light pine, biscuit, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, citrus, floral, grass, toast, toffee, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, fairly crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Irish Red style! All around great complexity and balance of malt, hop, and ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2013
From tap at Mikkeller & Friends. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small off white head. Crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity. Toasted malty and grapefruity. Bitter, smooth fruity and lingering toasted malty and crisp hoppy finish,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends Hazy orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and cardamom. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles, peaches and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
Draught at Mikkeler & Friends. Color is red, nice aroma. Really malty taste but nice hops. Drinks very easily. Not exceptional, just really good.


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