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


on tap

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
A robust amber ale with a distinct caramel flavor imparted by crystal malt and balanced by the hop varieties challenger and fuggles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2808) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30691) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7879) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9611) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1070) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (238) - Killarney, IRELAND - OCT 17, 2014
draught pint at Courtneys in Killarney. Pours reddish-brown with white head. Nothing much from the aroma - probably too cold from the tap. Taste - caramel, and malt. medium mouthfeel - not too carbonated. Good version of the irish red

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Padchenko (141) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 5, 2015
Pint. Pours a deep burnt red with a thick foamy white head. Light and refreshing with no great strength. Pleasant and balanced with some mild sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (1232) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Berliner Beer Streer Belgrade Serbia.Thanks for the guys from Apatinska for sharing the bottle.04.07.2015.Pour it clear dark amber color with small white head.On the nose caramel malt.Taste of sweet caramel,biscuit,finishes with watery.Ok

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10396) - 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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