Burren Red - The Roadside Tavern / Burren Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
3.25/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Has a creamy head with a deep copper to reddish colour
S: Bready and fruity scent
T: Caramel on the palate. Bitterness has a bit of pine but balances well with the malt
M: Carb is great, bitterness carries on but malt follows well.
O: Great beer but a bit too bready on the nose. When tasting this one and their stout you can see a big resemblance and I attribute this to the same yeast being used.
Serving type: on-tap
09-17-2012 22:56:21 | More by Kremlock
United Kingdom (England)
3.58/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap into a UK pint glass at the Roadside Tavern, the only outlet for this beer, Lisdoonvarna Co Clare, Eire
Worth also noting that at present (Jan '12) it is only available on tap and no bottling takes place
They are a friendly bunch and whilst I didn't broach the subject I'm sure they'd be more than hapy to fill a growler or some form of recepticle for you!
Pours a ruby colour verging on copper with a decent half finger of white head that maintained itself well throughout drinking
Vanilla was the main aroma with a little bubblegum and fruit coming off as well
Sweet malts and sugars in the taste, light caramel flavour and a little vanilla but nowhere near as much as the smell!
Pleasant mouthfeel fairly smooth, rich and creamy, massaging the throat with beery goodness as it went inside, lots of lacing in the glass throughout drinking. small amount of carbonation, but hardly noticeable.
One thing to point out (along with all the Burren beers), they didn't detail the ABV on the pump clips and admitted to tweaking production slightly, 'as and when', so certain batches come out stronger than others!
The older barman simply stated that all the beers are a little stronger than the commercial beers on tap (not very helpful) and the second younger bar man was a little more specific in saying that the 'Red' was typically at the higher end of the 5. something % range but had been brewed to 7%+ in the past !
Good stuff ABV mystery aside!
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2012 20:40:12 | More by Ruds
Burren Red from The Roadside Tavern / Burren Brewery
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