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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The story of Brigid (pronounced "Breed") is one shrouded in mystery; equal parts pagan history and Catholic sainthood, the one thing that seems to hold true is that she embodies the fiery spirit of Ireland. Our paean to her is held within the confines of a fine Irish-style red ale, a proud exultation that is bright, bold, and smooth. Brewed with molasses for a hint of jammy dark fruit, low-medium hints of earthy hops come through, and creamy malt provides a calming backbone. A modest alcohol content keeps everything convivial, as there’s plenty to toast come early spring.

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3.8
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Draft at Graydon’s Crossing. Pours medium amber, clear. Taste is a bit sweet, nice hint of hop bitterness. Complemented excellently by a full red ale aroma - musky malt, a bit sour, with robust berry flavor in the background. Recommended, if you can find it.

3.8
andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL prior to going to a Blackhawks game with a bunch of friends. Appearance not too sure, in a dark bar but it looks red with a thin but pronounced off white head. Aroma rich in hops with a nice malt balance. Taste very smooth, abundant in stinky hops, also a bit of citrus with a rich malt backing. Real nice.

3.6
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Sample on tap at Wurst Bar. Orange color. Bigger off-white head. Leaves good thicker lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Mild bit of smoke. Tasty bready wheat, mild bit of toasty malt. Mild tropical fruit. Mild bit of moderate bitter, lighter sweet. Yeah! Nice, balanced Irish Ale! Would drink pint! And speak in Irish accent!

3.5
Tmoney99 (14866) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft Sample at MBG Winterfest 2010. Poured reddish brown with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet bitter flavor with a sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer would go well with spicy food.

3.5
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 On cask at In Fine Spirits Chicago. It was good. Bit of sweetness and a nice amount of hops for a red ale. Serving: Cask

3.4
rumproasts (5588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Listed at 5.0%. Red amber with small head. Hoppy aroma. Dry finish with nice hoppy bite.

3.4
koleminer20 (3843) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
From notes. On tap at Dan's on March 28. The pour is a nice reddish dark copper with minimal head and just about no lacing. The aroma is lightly hoppy, somewhat bitter with a little caramel there. There is a decent malt character on the back end. Overall, it's somewhat bland. The flavor is more bitter than I would anticipate for a red, which I like. There is a strong maltiness on the back end, and light caramel dominance there as well. The mouth feel is definitely thin, with a very light carbonation, and a hoppy, caramel-ish aftertaste that lingers hardly at all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
JaBier (8178) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sample at the brewpub on 3/29/13. Clear red pour with a huge beige head. Faint malty aroma. Malty and grainy flavor with some caramel before a grassy finish.

3.1
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2010
On tap at Pizza House, East Lansing. Deep orange-brown body, thin creamy off-white head. Light, floral, spicy nose. Soapy, floral hops body with notes of bubblegum and toasty malts, with modest brown sugar and caramel malt balance. Bitter finish. Merely OK.

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BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pretty standard red ale here. Arcadia is very much hit or miss for me. I would take this over a Sam Adams, but that is about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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