Árainn Mhór RUA

Árainn Mhór
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Amber Ale
Burtonport, Árainn Mhór Island, County Donegal, Ireland


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
RUA is adark bottle conditioned beer which contains a secret ’essence of Arainn Mhor’ ingredient to deliver an aura reflecting the authentic romance of this irish Island.

Is beoir dorcha é RUA, múnlaithe sa bhuidéal, ina bhfuil comhábhar rúnda ‘spiorad Árainn’ a thugann blas dúinn ar dhúchas rómánsúil an oileáin Éireannaigh seo.

Note: Contract-brewed in Belgium

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6605) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6746) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10126) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
2009-05-23. Hazy dark amber body, good sized billowy off-white head and lace. Flavour is pleasantly bitter, mild but supportive malt, dry caramel notes. Very light mineral note in the finish, grows as it warms. (6+) Aroma is muted, both because its mild and the cold temperature. Mild malts, just a touch of hops light grassy touches. Average palate suits it. Simple but rather pleasant quaffable beer. Bottle at Bull and Castle, Dublin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8641) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
[2199-20090523] 500mL bottle. Buttercup apple flower aroma. Slightly hazy, orange red body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Grainy flavour has sweet fruity yeast undertones. Medium body. Drinkable, good.
(@ Bull & Castle; Dublin, Ireland; w/ jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle@Home. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9852) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
50 cl bottle at BRedaryds Wärdshus, on April 25, 2009
Marked 5.2% ABV
Clear dark copper color, tan head. Sweet malty scent. Spicy malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

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