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

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RATINGS: 81   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11058) - 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 (7790) - 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

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 (7160) - NUNEATON, Top 18, 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 (34777) - 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 (14196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2008
Cask at GBBF ... Copper ... slight sweet hop nose ... light spicy ... well hopped ... fruity but a bit thin.


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