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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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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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeschuld (53) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Good caramel and malt aroma. Thick creamy head and very clear. Very nice roast and caramel flavors. A bit thin and leaves mouth dry at the finish, but I could drink this all night.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IronMaid (15) - ANDORRA - JUL 10, 2014
Tipica red ale amb el seu sabor intens. No es el meu estil pero d’aquest tipus es de les que m’ha agradat mes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2294) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Tap, red with a light malty-sweet nose, nutty-sweet palate, a little hoppiness coming through in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Picked up at Tesco Extra Miltpn Keynes, Saturday 24th May 2014 consumed at home Sunday 1st June 2014 Pretty boring really, I wanted to leave it at that but felt I should at least explain why. Pours reddy dark amber with off-white head. Lots of tinny flavours and toffee. Bit chewy, bit boring, actually a lot boring, its boring. A5 A3 T6 P3 Ov11 2.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (741) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Thin offwhite head of fine bubbles with very good carbonation. Deep reddish brown in color. Light malty and grainy aroma with some cherry and roastyness. Mild grains in the flavor with bit more cherry and a soft dry malts. Pretty bland and generic but one would expect that from a irish ale. Decent. Puchased and drank in Clonmel, Ireland.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marvelDim (8) - - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
Nice head. Malty, slightly sweet taste. Light body with medium carbonation. Sessionable ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (692) - USA - MAY 9, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought in newbridge, Ireland. Red ale with hoppy flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1372) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
33cl bottle from Tesco, Camberley. Copper with a thin cream head; malty aroma; rather thin with a malty caramel taste; and a dry biscuity finish. Inocuous and harmless.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ryanscourt (698) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2014
Watery and bland for a red. Not a fan of this style so these qualities are better for me. Would be an easy drinking session beer


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