Croaking Lizard Brown Ale | Franciscan Well Micro Brewery

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Brewed by:
Franciscan Well Micro Brewery
Ireland
franciscanwellbrewery.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kojevergas on 08-27-2011

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2.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a generic pint glass at the Franciscan Well in Cork, a bar famous amongst Yanks for their mistreatment at the hands of one particular lad in their barstaff. "I know you're not from the South, but mind yer P's 'n' Q's!" Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of lovely cream and thickness. Retention is good; she doesn't fully die for over three minutes. Black (NOT brown) colour to the point of solid non-transparency. It's appealing and looks more like a stout than a brown ale.

Sm: Chocolate and toffee. Very light in strength. Maybe some caramel on the tail end.

T: Roast, chocolate, and toffee. Coffee is present on the finish, but is rather slight. The roast returns on the finish after a mysterious hiatus starting on the early second act. Nicely subtle and complex whilst avoiding being overbearing. Quite good, actually. The alcohol, however, is far too noticeable (especially since there's hardly any in there!). As a stout lover, it's difficult to judge this as a brown ale.

Mf: Too wet. Features an awkward, artificial coarseness that throws off the balance. Doesn't quite suit the flavours.

Dr: Price is a bit high by Irish standards, but it's worth a go, especially for fans of the style. There aren't many Irish browns, and this may be the best one. That said, it's far from exemplary.

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Croaking Lizard Brown Ale from Franciscan Well Micro Brewery
2.95 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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