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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
A lightly fruity straw-colored ale brewed in the style of a German "Kolsch" beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9541) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mayordenis (18) - USA - MAY 21, 2009
Draught. Small amounts of fruitishness other than that unremarkable. Passable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2008
Draught. Pale golden pour, not too much on the nose. Hops on the nose, and not too much else on the palate. Decent enough mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
The Bull and Castle, Dublin. Corn and cheesespread aroma. Butter, breakfast cereal, lemon-scented cleaning products. Slightly sick-flavoured big Custard Cream and cornflake finish. Drinks like a budget Albanian lager, but nothing as classy as Tirana. Zero hop or malt presence. Laughed my tits off when I saw it listed as a Kolsch on RB. But at least its not Guinness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
Draught @ Bull & Castle. Clear golden with tiny head. Sweet grainy with herbal notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2008
@ Bull&Castle, dublin: Clear light amber, short lasting head, weak notes of fruit and yeast, Sweet and little bitter, lack of finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6198) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
(Draught at Bull and Castle, Dublin, on 2008-07-02) Pale golden. Clear. Medium-sized white head. Hoppy nose. Medium palate with quite much carbonation. Hoppy and fruity taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6627) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Keg at Bull and Castle, Dublin. Fruity, quite sweetish, true to style. Soft, malt and flowers. A slight bite in the tail.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
At the Bull & Castle, Dublin Koelsch-style ale. an extremely light ale, but I found the light color to be quite deceptive. It has quite a bit going on, but it took having it along with the food to bring out all the magic. By itself, it has very nice subtle malt tones with a slight hint of fruit. All subtleties were swept aside when combined with the excellent haddock & chips -- it came to life as a complex ale: bubbly to cleanse the palate, just bitter enough to quench, and slightly sweet for fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Draft at Bull and Castle, Dublin. Pour was golden color, sparkling bubbles, large initial head with true retention and lacing. Nose was bready, grassy, and fruity, fairly typical. The flavor followed suit, some added graininess, but also a metallic light touch, something that kept this from finishing crisp and sharp, I was even suspicious of it being served on Nitrogen (minus the mouthfeel) over a couple of sips.

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