TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, citrus, light grassy aroma. Light hazy, amber colour, beige firm head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, light fruity, pretty bitter finish. Thinnish mouth feel. Refreshing and balanced.
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught - Bull and Castle. Moderate off white head and a ruby red colour.A typical Irish red with great potential
TheJestersBeer (2429) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Made in a quite robust style - malty, roasted, with a spicy touch. Drinkable, not very memorable. (2009-03-02)
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. purchased in Galway. hazy dark dirty water pour with frothy head leaving a thick lacing. eathy aroma of yeast, raison and citrus and light bread. smooth and easy drinking. light body. natural fruit flavor and grass. well balanced and lightly spiced.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was excellent. Amber colour with nice white head. Fruity aroma. Medium bodied and smooth. Hoppy and spicy with fruity and grassy flavours. Nice bitter finish. Can’t remember the finer details as I had it months back but it was very good and I can’t wait to have it again.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.