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Franciscan Well Purgatory Pale Ale

Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: American Pale Ale
Cork, Ireland


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
An Anglo-American style pale ale combining a nutty malt flavour and a strong floral hop character imparted by "cascade" hops from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgunder (2) - - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
Nice hoppy beer, had it at the gingerbread in Dublin on tap. Hops really do their job here...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (1364) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2014
Funky nose but tastes well. Descent pale ale , IPA a much stronger showing though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
culchiem (3561) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2013
Cask at Kavanaghs. Reddish amber with no head. Aroma is flat grassy hop. Flavour is dull bitterness, that kinda turns sour. Sweetish start, sour finish, not very pleasant to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2013
Draught at the bleeding horse. Grainy nose, a little biscuit malt. Nice mellow caramel and biscuit middle. Soft carbonation, medium light body. Nice finish, similar to the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft. Dublin. Amber color. Strong grassy aroma of hops. Hoppy and pwerful taste also. Some malty tones. Strong bitter aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2013
On cask. Appearance: golden orange. Small white head. Aroma: grassy, almost fishy aroma, a lot of malt with an odd meat like aroma. Flavour: bitter, super light mouthfeel, quite bitter with a long grassy finish. Very odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is ok, the body golden-orange. It smells hoppy, a bit fruity, less malty, decend. The taste is hoppy, bitter, grapefruit, hoppy, a bit malty. Easy drinkable Pale Ale. 11/12/11/11/-/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
Draught at Franciscan Well. Pours a nice hazy golden, with a pillowy white head. Aroma is caramel, grass, floral citrus and just a little bit of soap. Light nutty sweetness, medium bitterness. Citrus dry hop finish which isn’t overbearing. Lively carbonation. This is a fine beer, and there’s nothing wrong with it, per se, but it’s just that bit underwhelming, much like the rest of the Well’s regulars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2013
On tap at a beer festival in Dublin. English American style IPA. Nice. I will try it again. But I still recommend it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear amber-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and citrus. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering citusy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

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