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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2765) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2012
Cask@The Black Sheep, Dublin Hazy deep red-amber with orange and mango notes on the nose. Sticky malt reminiscent of 5AM saint, but with a much lower bitterness and little of the hop resins. Nevertheless a better Irish Red than most I’ve tried.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (742) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Two 330 ml bottles, poured first into an English pint, which I topped up with the second. Dark amber with a persisting off white head. Fruity blackcurrant and sultana aroma. Flavour of fruit and nut toffee, and 70’s sweetshop penny chew. All fairly familiar, but lifted by creamy mouthfeel and a nice, if somewhat short-lived, bitter finish. I came to this hoping to be disparaging about a mega-corp version of craft beer, and ended up enjoying it as an accompaniment to cooking. Teach me to be mealy-mouthed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
Cask@25th Burton Summer Beer Festival, 2007. Dark amber beer with a fruity, malty and lightly hopped aroma, and a crisp toffee and hopped flavour. Overall a very nice smooth beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACD (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 21, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Black Sheep, Dublin. Deep red with small white frothy head, plenty of lacing. Aroma full of rich almost nutty malt and earthy English hops. Taste full of depth, very full mouthfeel with a lovely degree of earthy hop bitterness, thick caramel malt, nutty notes too. A solid Irish red.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (989) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2012
Draught, half a pint. Clear deep amber color with small beige head and soft carbonation. Caramel malt and fruity hops aroma. Taste of sweet caramel and toffee malt with dried fruits note and abrupt bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture and moderate carbonation in palate. Very good one, but a bit too sweet...

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (794) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3317) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estpiwo (1268) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (257) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Draught @ Bleeding Horse, Dublin (October 2013). Red ale with just a right amount of hops. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2006 Fruity rich aroma. Amber coloured and slightly rich and creamy on the palate. Fruit flavours. Some sourness and dryness in the roast malt finish.


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