Burren Gold
The Roadside Tavern / Burren Brewery

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Lager - European Pale
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3.76 | pDev: 4.52%
The Roadside Tavern / Burren Brewery
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Kremlock from Canada

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Straw/gold in colour

S: peaches and apricot on the nose. Very fruity and refreshing smelling

T: Low peach on palate and then gets washed away with strong bitterness.

M: refreshing, crisp and full of flavour

O: Reminds me of some APA's I've had. It has the clean and crisp finish of many lagers but with the fruity refreshing smell and flavour of some APA's Bitterness is also very refreshing and this is a great beer to have with fish and chips

Sep 17, 2012
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Ruds from England

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 rich amber-gold colour with a thin white head that was maintained throughout drinking

Straw/grass smells penetrate the nose along with subdued malts and a little hop aroma

Taste wise, crisp, refreshing, grassy perhaps a hint of something sweet in the brew - maybe honey? Bitter dry aftertaste.

Good mouthfeel for a lager with low carbonation, plenty of lacing in the glass on this beer

In summary a decent effort at 'craft' lager.

Not sure 'Euro Pale Lager' is necessarily the best way to decribe this beer as it did in some ways come across as a pale ale due to the low carbonation!

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 'Gold' was typically in the 5. something % range but had been brewed to 6%+ !

Good stuff ABV mystery aside!

Jan 23, 2012
Burren Gold from The Roadside Tavern / Burren Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 3 ratings