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

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2010
on tap @ the Bodega, Cork. nice red, and after having the typical euro trash beers for a week it was so nice to have a micro. good flavor and body typical of a red, true, its probably not braking the mold, but a very good beer just the same.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwmiller (3) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009 does not count
I enjoyed this beer in a small pub in Cork, Ireland. Caramel aroma witha lovely red/bitter taste to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft pint at the brewpub. Very active with a tight head of foam. Caramel nose but a very nice well balanced beer, fitting into what Id consider the altbier tradition. (#3663, 9/13/2009)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Draft as Castle Red at the Bull and Castle in Dublin. An amber beer with a huge beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel and sweet malt as well as a light touch of butter. The flavor is sweet with notes of chewy malt, caramel, and bisquits.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask gravity at GBBF 09. Amber. Chocolate earth aroma. Watery taste of stable straw. Not good. I loved the name of the beer, but... sorry.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
Cask@GBBF. Dark amber color, small off-white head. Light nose: some berries, some caramel. Caramel, some herbs, nuts. Light cellary note. Interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11054) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt and butter. Dry and malty flavour, somewhat thin and watery.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
[2187-20090520] Tap. Weird vegetal sweet grains aroma has a random poo peat note. Clear, dark red amber body with a small long-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted grain flavour has lots of wet paper notes and a very mild hint of chocolate. Medium body. Discontinuous aroma and flavour, odd.
(@ Bru Bar; Cork, Ireland)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2009

Source: Tap at Bull and Castle in Dublin.
Glass: Pint glass.
Appearance: Poured a clear red color with a one finger beige head.
Aroma: Sweet caramel malt and earthy hops.
Flavor: Caramel malt backbone with a hint of chocolate and a mild bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall: Not too bad, just nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
2009-05-20. Dark copper-amber body with a good sized creamy beige head. (3+) Sweetish aroma of malt, touch of musty dish rag is off putting but brief. Flavour is on the sweet side, malt, just a touch of caramel malt, a yeasty undertone throughout leaves the impression of the beer being a bit green, light. Average palate. Not as good as the beers sampled at the brewpub so perhaps the keg/lines here were off, or perhaps that is really what the beer is like. On tap at Bru Bar, Cork


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