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

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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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3.9
Cobhlanger (2) - Cork, IRELAND - MAY 5, 2017 does not count
Love how widely available this beer has become on tap around Ireland, can’t have more than a few pints before the taste becomes a bit much but I do love the first few

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19537) - 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.

3.8
hayduke (5211) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
This was an English pint at Oil Can Harry’s pub in central Dublin, Ireland. There is nothing quite like a draft beer for freshness. In the glass it was a reddish amber with a white head and very sticky lacing on the glass. Nose is floral hops with ripe fruit. Medium in body with a very smooth abd creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich and the hops and malts are in good balance. and the finish is lightly bitter. Very nice beer and is so smooth in the mouth it seems almost like it came from a cash, not a keg.

3.7
Braudog (6717) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft pint at the brewpub. Very active with a tight head of foam. Caramel nose but a very nice well balanced beer, fitting into what I’d consider the altbier tradition. (#3663, 9/13/2009)

3.7
GwynHarris (4) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
A really good Irish red, caramel, hint of vine fruits, pleasant aftertaste. A good session beer and much better than mainstream beers in Ireland. Had at the brewery in Cork.

3.6
omhper (25153) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - 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.

3.6
Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2012
[email protected] Black Sheep, Dublin Hazy deep red-amber with orange and mango notes on the nose. Sticky malt reminiscent of 5AM saint, but with a much lower bitterness and little of the hop resins. Nevertheless a better Irish Red than most I’ve tried.

3.6
Martin243 (1159) - 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.

3.6
Carlowxxx (134) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2015
rebel ruby red with a dark tangerine hue. Low carbonation Smell of mild toasted hops and barley, and caramel in the background. Taste poor, barley and malt, hint of , well balanced this one of nice red i taste

3.6
Teran (331) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 27, 2015
Red copper, beige fast disappearing top. Nice carbonation, caramel coffee aroma, iron taste, sweet palate with woody notes. Pretty much watery. Easy to drink.


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