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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ireland’s first and last Ard Ri (high king) of the whole Gaelic race, Brian Boru was born in Munster Ireland around 940. His mother was killed by Vikings when he was a child. He spent his life uniting the Irish tribes to become the first king of Ireland, only to be killed at Clontarf on Good Friday, 1014 putting down a rebellion by the King of the province of Leinster. Brian Boru Irish Brand Red Ale is a very rich caramelly ale with toffee, citrus, and pineapple aroma. Brian Boru is brewed with several malts and Amarillo hops. Slainte!

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3.8
Zer0 (1226) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
Draught at Mikkeler & Friends. Color is red, nice aroma. Really malty taste but nice hops. Drinks very easily. Not exceptional, just really good.

4.3
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Excellent aroma, fantastic appearance, very smooth finish. Best Irish ale I have ever had!

3.7
Westchesterco (2183) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Appearance clear amber with a slight white head aroma of strawberries with overtones of malt taste of fruit and malt smooth and long on the palate

3.7
Iphonephan (7277) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a reddish gold with an off white head. Fruity hop aroma. Mellow hop backbone with some nice hop character. Smooth as a baby’s bottom.

4.6
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 18, 2013
22oz bottle. pours a clear amber under a large, whipped, beige head. sweet, malty, worty, maris otter, cereal malty goodness with a distinct floral hop. just enough floral/citrus hops to balance the residually sweet, worty tasting, toasty caramel malt flavor. is this beer for real? it tastes like a bowl of oatmeal covered in rich honey, brown sugar and syrup with a big, fat, handful of aroma hops and a fresh dry hopping session. not very traditional, but when you make something this good, i suppose you can call it whatever you want.

3.6
jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Keg @ Mikkeller & Friends. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is red fruits, toasty malt, brown bread. A bit of nut and caramel. The taste is more red fruits, strawberry jam. Smooth, rich toffee and nut. Some glazed donut sweetness. Medium body, smooth and easy to drink. A pleasant malty brew. Solid.

3.5
Rasmus40 (21986) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Hazy dark amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 030513

3.5
BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
Tap at Mikkeller & friends. Golden-amber colour with small off-white head. Malt and hops aroma. Malt taste, with some caramel and hops. Slightly bitter.

3.6
mcberko (18949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, pours a deep dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma of dry bready malts, super dry caramel malts, and some earthy hops. Flavour of dry bready caramel malts, a touch of sweetness, and a hoppy finish. Very creamy palate, with a bready character. Solid Irish ale, if this can be classed as such.

3.7
Tinco (621) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.) Tap at Mikkeller and friends. Very nice and drinkable!


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