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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1202) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Excellent aroma, fantastic appearance, very smooth finish. Best Irish ale I have ever had!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1825) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Appearance clear amber with a slight white head aroma of strawberries with overtones of malt taste of fruit and malt smooth and long on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a reddish gold with an off white head. Fruity hop aroma. Mellow hop backbone with some nice hop character. Smooth as a baby’s bottom.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 18, 2013
22oz bottle. pours a clear amber under a large, whipped, beige head. sweet, malty, worty, maris otter, cereal malty goodness with a distinct floral hop. just enough floral/citrus hops to balance the residually sweet, worty tasting, toasty caramel malt flavor. is this beer for real? it tastes like a bowl of oatmeal covered in rich honey, brown sugar and syrup with a big, fat, handful of aroma hops and a fresh dry hopping session. not very traditional, but when you make something this good, i suppose you can call it whatever you want.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Keg @ Mikkeller & Friends. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is red fruits, toasty malt, brown bread. A bit of nut and caramel. The taste is more red fruits, strawberry jam. Smooth, rich toffee and nut. Some glazed donut sweetness. Medium body, smooth and easy to drink. A pleasant malty brew. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17542) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Hazy dark amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 030513

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
Tap at Mikkeller & friends. Golden-amber colour with small off-white head. Malt and hops aroma. Malt taste, with some caramel and hops. Slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, pours a deep dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma of dry bready malts, super dry caramel malts, and some earthy hops. Flavour of dry bready caramel malts, a touch of sweetness, and a hoppy finish. Very creamy palate, with a bready character. Solid Irish ale, if this can be classed as such.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (613) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.) Tap at Mikkeller and friends. Very nice and drinkable!

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