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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mayordenis (18) - USA - MAY 21, 2009
Very clear Red Ale, Hop and Malt flirts with you but never goes any further. Medium Carbonation, Not much bar a subtle fruity underbelly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2009 Draught, Bull and Castle, Dublin. Bright ruby with a persistent collar and lace. Woodsy cask-like hints on the snout, joined by grapefruit and blackcurrant. Notes mention Titanic, Galena, Cascade... Blackcurranty hop tang, soft nutty malts, caramel, insinuating citrus. Surprisingly tangy, well-hopped red ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
Draught @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty, caramel, wood notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (050808)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2008
Bottle at GBBF With the angry fist table. A lround rating: A malty lager, brown and ruby malts, slightly like a ruby mild, but thin and over carbed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 A Mes rate: Bottle at GBBF.
Dark amber colour, virtually no head and not the best looking beer full stop. Sweet, tart, herbacious and more sweetness. Very bland and uninspiring but inoffensive... just.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2008
Cask at GBBF ... Copper ... slight sweet hop nose ... light spicy ... well hopped ... fruity but a bit thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Deep amber colouration. Sugary, malty aroma which leads into a strong caramel flavour. Quite light given the strength. Not that impressive.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Caks@GBBF08. Deep wooden amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is wooden and mildly herbal. Flavour is wood, caramel and some not too sweet fudgeish notes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
Draught @ Franciscan Well. Clear red with tiny short lasting off white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet flavor with fruity,caramel and hoppy notes leading it to a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 @ Franciscan Well in Cork: Warm clear reddish amber, short lasting head, weak notes of hops, getting stronger in mouth where malt fruit, and yeast is adding up. Sweet flavour, and lack of finish.


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