Irish red. I've never known about this style. What makes it different from an amber or an alt... because an amber was an alt before the days of the great stylistic explosion, right? But Brian Boru was from Munster just like this beer so it's the right thing to do, right? Ind with is an "old" Irish red. I have no idea.
The beer pours an attractive deep smoked amber with a deep cream froth rim and foam. On the nose, plenty of toasted grain with citrus hops. In the mouth, there's plenty happening. A bed of yeasty chalkiness combines with a pine hopping over which there are cocoa, plus a seam of plum or black cherry maybe, as well as a nice toasted grainy texture. Rich almost candied mouthfeel, plus a doppelbock thing happening. Very more-ish. So, that is the Irish red thing. Memories of Garrison's Irish red ale from a decade ago back in Halifax.The toast scrapings and that chalky base. Maybe it's something else I am supposed to be picking out.