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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!


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (781) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a cloudy reddish amber with an average (1-2 finger) light cream colored frothy head that had great retention, eventually reducing to a thick puddled film with an extra large collar thus producing excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a sweet caramel malt, herbal hops and a light earthy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), toffee and a light tropical fruity ester (pineapple and mango). The taste was lightly sweet and rather malty with a nice toffee sweetness early on, and then became mildly hoppy with a bold grapefruit presence and had a nice mild tropical fruitiness towards the end. The flavor hung around for a good long while after the swallow which allowed the hoppy fruity taste to settle in on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was just past the middle of light to medium in body and was rather dry in texture with a almost ticklish carbonation. Overall this was a pretty fantastic Red Ale, but then again I would expect nothing less from this brewer...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2246) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Aroma is filled with American hops, citrusy, pine, tropical fruits, caramel, toffee, sweet malts. The flavor is caramel, soft citrus hop character, toffee, hint of coffee in the finish, yeast esters, minerally. Very good, not to the Irish style, but tasty none the less.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (649) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle share thanks to the dex the cat. Pours red, smooth taste, light, malty, not that hoppy for a three floyds beer. Goes down pretty easy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (760) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours a reddish orange color with tan head. Sweet malty light floral hop nose. Sweet, malty, mild hop character.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle share thanks to SexterCat. A toffee sweetness up front. Low but noticeable hop bitterness. Kinda red. I guess its good for a red. Just kinda red.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2605) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
22oz. bottle. Lightly fruity and sweet aroma, some caramel and fresh citrus with notes of orange, pine, toasted biscuit and faint spruce. Cloudy medium-dark red in color with a rocky, lasting, off-white head and plenty of lacing to match. Flavor profile is very nicely balanced, with plenty of sweet, toasty, bready, nutty, amber malts, more caramel here as well, along with a tinge of red grape and tropical fruitiness, apple, faint pine, citric hop and a light-moderate level of bitterness arriving late. Lingering grassy, herbal tone on the finish. Smoothly but generously effervescent on the palate lending a smooth, creamy feel, body is medium. Oddly, carrot cake seems to be coming to mind here late into the bottle. Not really a problem because I love carrot cake. Really good stuff, overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10681) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Keg at Mikkeller & Friends post-CBC one night in 2013. Pours clear amber with a foamy, off-white head. Good beer with a character predominantly composed of pine, caramel and bready malts. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Bready malt finish with mellow piney hops and toasty sugars. If you like malts, this is where it’s at.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Floral, Deep Bready Malts, Mild Caramel T: Floral, Bread, Mild Caramel, Mild Resin M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Malty, Hoppy Overall, a great well blended malty. hoppy red ale...almost seems boozy but it is from the combination of the malts and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1230) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours near clear amber with a small frothy beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, peach, pine, toffee, nut, citrus, deep resin and a woody note. Taste is light+ sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is smooth, carbonation is soft. Finishes balanced and hoppy. Malt- and underplayed hop-driven with great drinkabilty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2170) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, july 16th 2013. Deep red with a white head. Aroma is heavily hopped, mango and pineapple, with biscuit and caramel, light yeast notes, good malty body with a very nice hop character of tropical fruits together with chocolate and grass. Nice citrusy ending, and a pleasant bitterness. A really nice beer by all accounts, though as hoppy as it is I find it an irish styled red ale by name only, more like a modern american style amber I think.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Fad: Rødrav farvet klar med et fint skumhoved. God duft af citrus humle og malt med malten som den dominerende part. dejlig frisk smag hvor malten på intet tidspunkt bliver for dominerende. I det hele taget en møg god øl.


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