RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Brewed for St. Patrick’s Day, Killarney was created to honor the Irish influence on Montana’s culture. Brewed first in February of 1988, before any other American breweries came out with their versions of an Irish Red style beer, Killarney is Jürgen’s invention of the beer style and one of his favorite Bayern beers. It is brewed with two-row pilsenser, caramel, Munich, wheat and German Dunkel malt. Bayern Killarney has an alcohol content of 5.7% Alc. by Vol. (14.2% Plato o.g.) and is available seasonally in draft and bottles.

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goldmember (9) - Great Falls, Montana, USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
Pours copper color with thin khaki head that vanishes. Malts dominate with a hint of lemon and roastiness. Finishes with a slight hop bite. Very well balance of flavors. A little weak on carbonation and a bit watery but overall a very drinkable spring lager.

17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 Pours dark ruby amber with a thin whispy white head. Sweet aroma of rich caramel malt. Rich sweet caramel malt, some barley flavor, sweet raisins, faint touch of hops, a little bit dark. Might be a little bit oxidized... Medium body, some crisp carbonation and a little bit sticky.

greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a slight red hue, small head. Aroma is sweet malts. Flavor is roasty and some breadiness, with a nice sweetness. Nice hop balance. Overall, it taste like a light German lager. Decent.

spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2008
Pours dark red-amber with a minor head and lacing. Aroma is deep and resinous. For a red ale this is well done. Hops are subdued and it’s well balanced. This is what Killians Red wished it was. Another fine craft beer from Montana. Haven’t had a bad one yet. Either it’s the water or they have few distractions!

truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2008
12oz. bottle. Muted bronze appearance, with a good head on the pour, which then dissolves rapidly to a light ring. It has a plum/currant/fruit sweet aroma, with just a hint of breadiness. The taste follows the nose pretty straight. Not much hoppiness in this brew, which perhaps makes the malty sweetness a little too prominent. There’s an astringent effect on the tongue that I find intriguing. Not a typical red.

RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Aroma is very faint with just a hint of malt to it. Color is amber with a slight haze, good carbonation and a very thin head. Taste is light and German. Starting with a light body it goes down smooth with a clean feel. Finish is a mild sweet malt flavor with an easy hop taste and very mellow bitterness. After taste is a very German beer like taste, so much so that if I didn’t know this was brewed in Montana I would have thought it was imported. I am not a big fan of German style brews so I don’t really like this but its not a bad beer.

Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle during the ABA’s Annual Meeting beer swap. Pours a burnt reddish amber brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a nice white ring and film. Just some spotty lacing. Aroma of light roasted caramel malt, some peppery spice, some dark bread dough, and a touch of flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, semi sweet, lightly carbonated with flavors of caramel malt and some apple bread character. Finish is semi-sweet with a bready aftertaste that sticks around.

troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep red with thin white head.. Sweetish malty aroma. Malt sweetish taste Thin but pleasing finish. This is good, but not oustanding

loren01 (4) - USA - JUL 1, 2007 does not count
Pours copper color, good head, no lace. Smell is sweet/caramelly. Nice malty smell. Taste is slightly malty up front with peppery/bitter bite at the end. Also finishes with a good bit of dryness and ETOH. Pretty good beer, reminds me a lot of their amber.

bhensonb (15755) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Malty aroma. No detectable hop. Nice coppery color with a beige head that’s substantial. A bit thin bodied. Starts with malt medium sweet, develops a bit more body, finishes not very dry. Hard to pick up any bitter. Decent drink, if you are not looking for hop.

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