Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: Kölsch
Cork, Ireland


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
A lightly fruity straw-colored ale brewed in the style of a German "Kolsch" beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 18, 2009
Got this on draught in the Bull and Castle pub in Dublin. Pleasant golden colour with a decent and fairly lasting white head. Nice fruity aroma with a Taste was quite citrus and gently hoppy with a nice clean, crisp and slightly bitter finish but was perhaps a little watery. Had a nice, lasting aftertaste. Beer was better than I expected and I may well go back to it at another stage.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Christian (12551) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Cask at GBBF. Pale yellow with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma with diacetyl. Sweet and thin diacetyl bomb in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft pint at the brewpub. A golden beer, white topped. It’s a bit frothy. Straw and sweet grass dominate in this surprisingly authentic koelsch. Yummy (#3662, 9/13/2009)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (33405) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Draft. A hazy pale golden beer with a thick white head. The aroma is malty combined with lighter notes of butter and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw as well as lighter notes of lemon, butter, and bread, leading to a dry bitter finish. The body is a bit light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Yellowish golden colour, small head. Aroma is earth, fruits, spices, mild oak as well as some bready malts. Flavour is lots of wood, some yeast as well as mildly diacetylic notes. Quite wooden in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Cask (gravity) at GBBF 2009, Day 1. Very pale straw colour. Unfortunately the aroma was dominated by a heavy diacetyl taint which masked any other elements, particularly in a delicate Kolsch style (would not have guessed at Kolsch as the style). Diacetyl is less noticeable on the palate but there was rather a paucity of any defining character in the flavour. Maybe a hint of yeast and something ever so slightly sour. Thin, somewhat watery mouthfeel. I had assumed the cask had not survived the journey too well but some of the other ratings, from closer to its home, are not too complementary either. If anything it seemed to me that this was aimed in the same direction as some of "Light" offerings that many US brewpubs feel compelled to produce. I’m prepared to give it a second chance but I certainly can’t say I enjoyed it too much on this showing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (15601) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
Cask@GBBF. Pale yellow color, small white head. Wet socks, diacetyl butterscotch nose. Flat mouthfeel. Pear, sweat, diacetylic flavor. Light lemony hops. Weird.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
[2174-20090520] Tap. Mild nothing aroma has a slight hint of yeastiness. Clear, light yellow orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head and some lacing. Fresh yeasty flavour has a mild tangy citrus zest. Medium body is a little bitter. Fresh if a little uninteresting, average.
(@ Franciscan Well; Cork, Ireland)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2009

Source: Tap at Bull and Castle in Dublin.
Glass: Pint glass.
Appearance: Clear yellow color with a one finger white head.
Aroma: Citrus and grains. Very clean.
Flavor: Wheat and citrus dominate with a modest bitter finish.
Palate: Light body with solid carbonation.
Overall: Solid Kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
2009-05-20. Crisp yellow body with a small foamy white head and lace that fades. Mild aroma, muted hops are lightly grassy and floral, mild grainy pale malts. Flavour is also mild, light bitterness, grassy bit, mild pale malts. I preferred the lager I think. On tap at Franciscan Well, Cork

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