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

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust amber ale with a distinct caramel flavor imparted by crystal malt and balanced by the hop varieties challenger and fuggles.


mikeschuld's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeschuld (57) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
pkbites (857) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Beautiful red pour with a rich, luscious creamy beige head. Fruity nose. Bready, malty flavor. Water mouthfeel. Refreshing as hell but drinks somewhat like an American macro light beer. Bottle @ The English market, Cork, Ireland.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2569) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 2, 2016
Dec. ’15. A 0.33 l bottle from a local Tommy supermarket. This one poured a clear brownish-red body with a tiny head atop. Caramel aroma, coarser. Flavor was lightly bitter, roasted caramel, only a bit fruity. Light herbal hops spiced it up. Thin bodied, but absolutely normal for the style. Finished lightly sweet with pleasant, elegant toasted malt notes, especially the smooth biscuit. Okay, a pleasant Irish ale. It’s been a while since my last one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1685) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 31, 2016
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear dark amber, small off-white head. Both the aroma and the taste a malt-driven, caramelized sugar, plum jam, dark honey. A hint of toasted bread and a touch of spicy hops in the finish. The somewhat abrasive carbonation is the only downside. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MihaKu (15) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAY 26, 2016
A light beer for summer evenings. Aroma: cookies, biscuit, molases, caramel, herbs, grapes, cherry. Appearance: medium, frothy, tan foam, amber, clear body. Taste: At first - medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour; in the end - medium sweetness, medium sourness, lightly bitter; too short aftertaste. Palate: light to medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (745) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 12, 2016
Tasted from the tap several times at the Franciscan Well (Cork). Back on these happy days drinking irish beer and partying with irish people. This one was a Must! Next one please!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (2208) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 20, 2016
Pours a clear darker shade of amber, light coppery color, topped with a medium sized and not really lasting beige head. Mild malty aroma with caramel and some sicuity notes. Some chalk but not too intrusive. Taste is mildly sweet, malty with some pleasant caramel presence. Gentle and very light. Nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (1001) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 6, 2016
Clear dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has mostly caramel malts and some earthy hops. Taste starts malty but not sweet, a bit astringent and hoppy on the finish. Medium to light body with low carbonation, feels a bit watery. Not bad overall, it’s easy drinking and has a nice aroma but it tastes quite bland.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iznogud (2060) - CROATIA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivana. Pours dark amber short lasting off white head. Lacks body, caramel malty, sweetish, bit artificial. Main problem for me is emptiness which sucks you in after first taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (1997) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 24, 2016
reddish amber colour, moderate sized, not too stable slightly beige-ish off-white head; aroma of toast, floral honey, some wallnut and dried fruity notes; bittersweet taste with honey and bready notes; correct ale

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nephirem (141) - CROATIA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a clear dark ruby color with short lasting slightly off-white head. Smell is faint, bread, yeast and caramel. Gets more intense as it warms up a bit. Thin body with medium carbonation. Watery texture. Taste is bittersweet. Aroma of malts, yeast, bread, caramel, toffee. Dry finish. Overall, a bit too thin and watery. Aroma doesn’t come through strong enough. Could be better.


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