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


on tap

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeschuld (55) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Good caramel and malt aroma. Thick creamy head and very clear. Very nice roast and caramel flavors. A bit thin and leaves mouth dry at the finish, but I could drink this all night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2011
Draft @ Bull and Castle, Dublin. (under Castle Red) Cuivre, col ocre. Malté et caramel avec des notes fruitées avec ce qui me parait être du bubble-gum. Le houblon ajoute de l’amertume ainsi que une touche citronnée venant de Challenger houblon, parfait pour ce type de ale irlandais et donne une bière légère en amertume.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
Amber. Caramel nose. Tastes caramelly, earthy and not particularly interesting. Pretty indistinctive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Draft @ O’Neill’s. Lovely red hue, strawberry color. Nicely sparkled head on this one. Odd tomato soup aroma is somehow inoffensive...The palate is soft. Flavors are bready but like store-bought sliced brown bread. Not totally healthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20567) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2010
Draught at Bull & Castle, Dublin (as Castle Red). Clear brownish amber, creamy head. Mildly roasty and fruity. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Mid hoppy with growing bitterness. Edgeless, nice and well drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1394) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2010
Draught. Bull & Castle, Dublin. Copper amber body, white foam. Muted aroma of toffee and subtle roast. Medium body, slight shewiness about it. Nutty caramel malts, nothing else really oustanding, maybe a hint of fruit. Moderate bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerfest5 (1201) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 I’d consider the altbier tradition. (#3663, 9/13/2009)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - 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.

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