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

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RATINGS: 85   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2005
Cask (gravity) at The Bell Inn Irish Beers Festival, Nottingham. Fairly unsubtle all round; sharp bite to it, rough hops, bit of a sour finish, not a fan of this one.

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   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
Cask@GBBF. Dark amber color, small off-white head. Light nose: some berries, some caramel. Caramel, some herbs, nuts. Light cellary note. Interesting.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A full-bodied copper-red ale in appearance. It has a sweet tasting character.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Appearance: Clear ruby with thin ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Floral, note of dried fig but very subtle, fruity, biscuit, note of syrup. Taste: Low/medium sweetness and sourness with low bitterness. Palate: Thick coarse texture and light body, average carbonation, astringent lingering fruity floral raisin finish. Comments: Tasty.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1397) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
330ml bottle from Tesco - Deep reddy brown body, quickly dissipating thin white head. Nose is a fruity malt and caramel, with a similar taste. Nothing exciting reall;y but okay.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Gateshead. This dark amber beer has red fruity and chocolate flavours with a malty and slight roasted finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (849) - USA - MAY 9, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought in newbridge, Ireland. Red ale with hoppy flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1115) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 23, 2014
Dark amber brown appearance with medium head. Fruity and malty aroma, medium bitterness, slight roast on the mouth. Good Irish Ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7919) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
bottle from Tesco Honiton. Chestnut-brown colour, small off-white head. Some dark malts, roasty flavours, with a grainy touch and hints of berries.


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