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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
bhensonb (15235) - 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.

2.9
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness with a crisp carmel finish.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Medium beige, quickly dissipating head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, toasty, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, toasty, faint grapefruit. Medium body. Very enjoyable beer.

2.6
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Amber pour with a small sized off white head. Not much going on. Some caramel, some earth, and toast.

2.9
DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Clear coppery red amber. Aroma is muted caramel with hints of chocolate. Flavour is straightforward caramel, definite nutty character, hints of chocolate. Finish is short and dry.

3.5
Strykzone (7363) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Sent by Hayduke and enjoyed together via facebook chat. This beer pours a mostly clear dark copper, almost red. My glass had a very short lived head but Ron’s warmed bottle poured with more. The nose was complex fruit and nuts. Nice and not at all "lager" like. The flavor was also quite pleasant. That nice complex fruit again, nuts, caramel, and some chocolate. A general sourness was tasted throughout. Maybe it was the name and hence psychological, but this had an authentic "irish" feel to it. Cool. Lagers often don’t deserve the bad name they get and this is an example. Nicely done.

3.3
Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel and toast. Light bitter finish.

3.4
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle: Amber hued caramel, mild sudsy off-white head, a few splotches of lacing, very light carbonation.   Malty nose, semi-sweet, seems to be caramel malts and perhaps vienna.   Lightly roasted malt on the tongue, slight breadiness, not as sweet as I thought it would be.   Clean, very low hop bitterness, smooth, somewhat dry, with a pleasant sticky malt accentuated exit.   Light, but still enjoyable.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   I only wished it would be a tad sweeter.


3.6
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of caramel, roses, earthy, perfumey. Tastes spicy with lots of rosey hints and a nice fruity finish.

3.5
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Aroma is very toasty with a touch of sweet caramel malts. Some crisp hoppy bitterness too. Pours reddish/copper with a thin head. The flavor is very toasty with a touch of sweetness and a super crisp hop bitterness in the finish. I really like the clean crisp bitterness in the finish. Lagers are under rated. It is not barrel aged with lacto and brett, so it cant be any good I guess...


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