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

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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.


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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1564) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Pours an amber/red colour. Taste is malty with some nice dried fruits, a good example of the style

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
At a tasting, small stable creamy head, quite clear dark red colour, malty caramel aroma with some barnyard notes, fruity caramel flavour, light to medium strong herbal bitterness. Nice and satisfying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3280) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Good example of an irish red ale. Loads of cream I’m the texture and lots of biscuit and red fruit in the beginning and end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2755) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2007
Bull and Castle - Draught; Nice red colour with an enjoyable fruity/hop aroma. Had a short finish but it did not detract from it. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2007
A very attractive amber colour. Some caramel, a little more tart then most Irish ales. Quite nice, except for the fact that it finishes very abruptly.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29989) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7029) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a reddish-amber color with a medium fluffy off-white head that dissipates slowly to a film. Patchy lacing. The aroma is malty with some caramel and hop notes. Light body with flavors of sweet caramel malt and floral hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (996) - ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Deep rusty red ale with a thinnish light tan fading head. Nose is biscuits and caramels. Smooth toffee and biscuits in the mouth, with a strong caramel finish. Full taste, with lots of sweetness.


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