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Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: Irish Ale
Cork, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust amber ale with a distinct caramel flavor imparted by crystal malt and balanced by the hop varieties challenger and fuggles.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ascelja (745) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2016
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Tap at the brewpub. Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma of honey, cherries, touch of caramel. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter aftertaste. Wood, cherries, stones of cherries, caramel, touch of toasted malts. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation.
OK, but slightly empty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (14808) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, hop and nut. Flavour is malt, caramel, nut, little dark fruit, toasted, medium sweet and a little bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scrumpy369 (389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 14, 2016
On tap. Dark orange-light mahagony colour small white head. Low caramelly fruity taste. Watery mouthfeel. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
pkbites (858) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Beautiful red pour with a rich, luscious creamy beige head. Fruity nose. Bready, malty flavor. Water mouthfeel. Refreshing as hell but drinks somewhat like an American macro light beer. Bottle @ The English market, Cork, Ireland.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2662) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 2, 2016
Dec. í15. A 0.33 l bottle from a local Tommy supermarket. This one poured a clear brownish-red body with a tiny head atop. Caramel aroma, coarser. Flavor was lightly bitter, roasted caramel, only a bit fruity. Light herbal hops spiced it up. Thin bodied, but absolutely normal for the style. Finished lightly sweet with pleasant, elegant toasted malt notes, especially the smooth biscuit. Okay, a pleasant Irish ale. Itís been a while since my last one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1795) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 31, 2016
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear dark amber, small off-white head. Both the aroma and the taste a malt-driven, caramelized sugar, plum jam, dark honey. A hint of toasted bread and a touch of spicy hops in the finish. The somewhat abrasive carbonation is the only downside. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MihaKu (15) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAY 26, 2016
A light beer for summer evenings. Aroma: cookies, biscuit, molases, caramel, herbs, grapes, cherry. Appearance: medium, frothy, tan foam, amber, clear body. Taste: At first - medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour; in the end - medium sweetness, medium sourness, lightly bitter; too short aftertaste. Palate: light to medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (824) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 12, 2016
Tasted from the tap several times at the Franciscan Well (Cork). Back on these happy days drinking irish beer and partying with irish people. This one was a Must! Next one please!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (2255) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 20, 2016
Pours a clear darker shade of amber, light coppery color, topped with a medium sized and not really lasting beige head. Mild malty aroma with caramel and some sicuity notes. Some chalk but not too intrusive. Taste is mildly sweet, malty with some pleasant caramel presence. Gentle and very light. Nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (1067) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 6, 2016
Clear dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has mostly caramel malts and some earthy hops. Taste starts malty but not sweet, a bit astringent and hoppy on the finish. Medium to light body with low carbonation, feels a bit watery. Not bad overall, itís easy drinking and has a nice aroma but it tastes quite bland.


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