KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Bull & Castle, Dublin
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.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden and clear. Rather boring aroma. Surprisingly tart with some grassy hops. Ok.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
cgarvieuk (12190) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden yellow coloured ale, grassy hop aroma, with a grassy laggery hop flavour.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Franciscan Well 17/05/06. Tastes more like a lager " not really a golden ale". Golden body, white head , didn’t turn me on but my partner liked it.