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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A lightly fruity straw-colored ale brewed in the style of a German "Kolsch" beer.

   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 (4869) - 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 (6282) - 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 (2911) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3674) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Pours with almost no head and has a clear and low carbonated golden body that is actually very pretty. You can tell it is not a crappy pale lager just by looking at it. Bready aroma. Grassy hops that made me actually think that this was a lager. Slightly sweet taste. End is bready again. Fransiscan Well ought to have more customers and more ratings because they seem to be truly committed to good beer and its proliferation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2007
Golden and clear. Rather boring aroma. Surprisingly tart with some grassy hops. Ok.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
garthicus (2745) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2007
Bull and Castle; Draught. Golden colour, white head, standard stuff, gassy bitter tasting with a very short finish. Not great but have to give them kudos as there are virtually no Irish craft brewers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2007
Golden yellow coloured ale, grassy hop aroma, with a grassy laggery hop flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Rugby BF. A pretty hazy yellow coloured beer. The aroma has some unwelcome sourness and seems a little infected. The taste is more of the same and there’s a phenolic edge also. Described in the programme as a Kolsch style beer, and that’s from the brewery. I don’t get it myself.

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