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

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust amber ale with a distinct caramel flavor imparted by crystal malt and balanced by the hop varieties challenger and fuggles.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (688) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Appearance: Clear ruby with thin ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Floral, note of dried fig but very subtle, fruity, biscuit, note of syrup. Taste: Low/medium sweetness and sourness with low bitterness. Palate: Thick coarse texture and light body, average carbonation, astringent lingering fruity floral raisin finish. Comments: Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (2924) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A full-bodied copper-red ale in appearance. It has a sweet tasting character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (226) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Draught @ Bleeding Horse, Dublin (October 2013). Red ale with just a right amount of hops. Very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2296) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2013
Draught. Clear reddish amber with a large head. Aroma is kinda syrupy malt. Flavour is a rough sweet malt, caramel on a sugary finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2013
Keg @ Swaggers, Sligo [160813]
Red copper, clear, thin off white head
Aroma - Caramel malt, some raisin fruits, sweet fruity malty
Taste - Caramel malts, soft raisin fruits, touch of sweet toffee, good flavour
Palate - Soft carb, light to medium body, quite smooth, fairly sweet palate. Finish as main flavour, soft toffee malt tail
Overall - Nice fruity malts - a decent Irish Ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estpiwo (1222) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft. Dublin. Red amber color, medium head. Some sweets in aroma. Taste was medium hoppy with caramel tones. Medium bitter aftertaste. Good.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
goozen (2721) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at Farrington, Dublin: Clear amber coloured brew with an decent hints of caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is ok, the body dark red. It smells hoppy, a bit roasty, malty. The taste is a bit bitter, flowery, caraamber, malty, roasty. A good Irish Ale. 12/12/12/12/-/12

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Draught at the Pavilion. Pours a hazy red amber with a thin almost brownish bubbly head that dissipates to lacing. Not the best aroma from it - grassy malt tones but a hint of wet cardboard there too. Taste is down a similar route, a bit better though - nice caramel sweetness, and a balanced bitterness. Quite malty again, and there is a little bit of a soapy kick which I associate with the macro English ales and bitters. Mouthfeel is a medium body with too much carbonation coming from the tap, and a lingering caramel flavour coating the palate. Disappointing, to say the least, definitely not the best Irish red around.


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