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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust amber ale with a distinct caramel flavor imparted by crystal malt and balanced by the hop varieties challenger and fuggles.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5223) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A full-bodied copper-red ale in appearance. It has a sweet tasting character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (378) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Draught @ Bleeding Horse, Dublin (October 2013). Red ale with just a right amount of hops. Very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2811) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2013
Draught. Clear reddish amber with a large head. Aroma is kinda syrupy malt. Flavour is a rough sweet malt, caramel on a sugary finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GwynHarris (4) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
A really good Irish red, caramel, hint of vine fruits, pleasant aftertaste. A good session beer and much better than mainstream beers in Ireland. Had at the brewery in Cork.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2388) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2013
Keg @ Swaggers, Sligo [160813]
Red copper, clear, thin off white head
Aroma - Caramel malt, some raisin fruits, sweet fruity malty
Taste - Caramel malts, soft raisin fruits, touch of sweet toffee, good flavour
Palate - Soft carb, light to medium body, quite smooth, fairly sweet palate. Finish as main flavour, soft toffee malt tail
Overall - Nice fruity malts - a decent Irish Ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estpiwo (1310) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft. Dublin. Red amber color, medium head. Some sweets in aroma. Taste was medium hoppy with caramel tones. Medium bitter aftertaste. Good.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
goozen (3209) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at Farrington, Dublin: Clear amber coloured brew with an decent hints of caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3425) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is ok, the body dark red. It smells hoppy, a bit roasty, malty. The taste is a bit bitter, flowery, caraamber, malty, roasty. A good Irish Ale. 12/12/12/12/-/12

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
Draught at the Pavilion. Pours a hazy red amber with a thin almost brownish bubbly head that dissipates to lacing. Not the best aroma from it - grassy malt tones but a hint of wet cardboard there too. Taste is down a similar route, a bit better though - nice caramel sweetness, and a balanced bitterness. Quite malty again, and there is a little bit of a soapy kick which I associate with the macro English ales and bitters. Mouthfeel is a medium body with too much carbonation coming from the tap, and a lingering caramel flavour coating the palate. Disappointing, to say the least, definitely not the best Irish red around.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (1091) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 21, 2013
Red amber with a foamy white head, great lacing. Bread, sweet toasted malt and touches of caramel in the aroma. Flavour follows the nose. Slick mouthfeel, very robust. Some nice hop bitterness in the finish. A great imagining of Irish Red Ale.


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