ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
Bottle (50 cl) at the brewpub at Bredaryd Wärdshus. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Fruity and caramelly aroma, with earthy and floral hops. Light in body, medium carbonation. Dry with moderate bitterness. gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
50 cl bottle at BRedaryds Wärdshus, on April 25, 2009cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2008
Marked 5.2% ABV
Clear dark copper color, tan head. Sweet malty scent. Spicy malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Clear red amber with nice lasting short head. Flabour is weak of ripe fruit, toffee and malt. some spices developes in mouth. Flavour is little sweet with a twist of bitterness. anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty and slightly hoppy caramel flavor. Sweetish malty fruity and slightly bitter finish. KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2008
Bottle from Bull and Castle.
Fresh and fruity, well balanced. A little vinous, and edge of sourness that balances the sweet fruit. Nice stuff.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2008
Light copper and hazy with an average head. Caramel malt, sweet aroma. The flavour also features caramel, but with a surprising amount of balancing bitterness. The finish long and sweet. Uncomplex overall, but well balanced and pretty tastey. TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2008
Soapy nose with oranges and strawberries. Very soapy hops, almost American in style. Thin body. Not sweet at all. Dry finish. Pretty run of the mill UK ale. Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Draught at the Bull & Castle, Dublin.
Arainn Rua is a bottle-conditioned Red Ale (a red ale that has nothing to do with Killian’s) that weighs in at 5.2% but has the complexity of a much stronger brew. It is sweet and complex, peaty, hazel-nutty, and bubbly. As a blind pick, it was amazing with the dessert. The bottle-conditioning gives it a certain resemblance to the Old Speckled Hen, or certain Belgian ales. A definite classy edge here. The bottle enticingly says, a "secret essence of Arainn Mhor ingredient" is added. I wonder if it’s not some sort of herb, or perhaps heather -- contributing to the sweet, peaty earthiness that’s present. This is an excellent, excellent ale, perhaps my new favorite Irish beer, overall. garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2007
Draught - Bull and Castle. Moderate off white head and a ruby red colour.A typical Irish red with great potential jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 29, 2007
Shared this 500ml bottle with some friends after picking it up at Redmonds in Ranelagh.
Nice pour with two finger head that didnt stick around too long. The smell was sweet and carried through to the beer as well. As with the previous Árainn Mhór beer I tasted, this brew seemed to grow on me the more that I drank.
Happy to see an Irish brewery making their own beer. A nice example of an Irish Red Ale that I will definitely try again-maybe an entier bottle for myself.