overall
44
73
style
Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: Irish Ale
Cork, Ireland
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (46673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
Draught @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty, caramel, wood notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (050808)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (35903) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25974) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
[email protected] Deep wooden amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is wooden and mildly herbal. Flavour is wood, caramel and some not too sweet fudgeish notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24352) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
Draught at Bull & Castle, Dublin (as Castle Red). Clear brownish amber, creamy head. Mildly roasty and fruity. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Mid hoppy with growing bitterness. Edgeless, nice and well drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (22700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2008
Cask at GBBF ... Copper ... slight sweet hop nose ... light spicy ... well hopped ... fruity but a bit thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (18801) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2017
Tap @ Gardeners Arms, Norwich. Hazy amber red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light grainy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 180217

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Cask at Hilden Fest 2012 - 25/08/12. Slightly cloudy amber red with a thin off-white head. Sweet malt aroma, fudge, butterscotch and hops on the nose. Tastes of caramel, sweet malts, sweet candyfloss, light fruit tones and peach. Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. Moderate bitter finish with a lttle fruity aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16611) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
[email protected] Dark amber color, small off-white head. Light nose: some berries, some caramel. Caramel, some herbs, nuts. Light cellary note. Interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16495) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
Amber. Caramel nose. Tastes caramelly, earthy and not particularly interesting. Pretty indistinctive.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (16152) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, hop and nut. Flavour is malt, caramel, nut, little dark fruit, toasted, medium sweet and a little bitter.


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