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


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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A robust amber ale with a distinct caramel flavor imparted by crystal malt and balanced by the hop varieties challenger and fuggles.

shortt1's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shortt1 (11) - - JUL 4, 2012
Outstanding example of what an Irish red ale should be. Bursting with malt and caramel . For a beer of such % the flavor is excellent. Even tho they brewed this for many years its the first time they bottled it. Got mine in Bradley’s north main street cork.
Earlier Rating: 4/29/2012 Total Score: 4.8
this is a well balanced ale.very clear with a hint of caramel in the after taste. I would say the best Irish red ale on the market. Had it in the bull and castle under the name of castle red. Barman said they only name it differently in this bar and is known as rebel red everywhere else. i did read however that they will be exporting it shortly to Amercia where it will be rebranded as franciscan red. something to do with another brewery having the rights to the name rebel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (5433) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber-red, short-lived white head. Aromas of caramel, fruit’n’nut chocolate. Taste is light sweet, herbal. Very thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (1071) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
330ml Bottle from Reilly’s (Lisnaskea): This one was a pretty average beer in truth and not really doing anything to dispel my initial belief that this one doesn’t really count as a craft beer. Whilst the beer definitely wasn’t a bad one, it didn’t do much to impress either and seemed to be missing that spark to get me excited about it. Not all that complex a beer, the beer seemed a little sweet but it remained drinkable throughout at least

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Keg at Norseman Temple Bar, Dublin. It pours a clean amber color with a small pff-white head. Aroma is medium malty and lightly hoppy with notes of caramel and pine. Taste is medium sweet with notes of caramel, dried leaves, earth, resin. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Padchenko (125) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 5, 2015
Pint. Pours a deep burnt red with a thick foamy white head. Light and refreshing with no great strength. Pleasant and balanced with some mild sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (487) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Nice and smooth red ale. Taste is slightly malty with caramel. Clear reddish brown colour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gueuze (476) - - DEC 1, 2014
Geruch nach biscuit malz und herbem Hopfen. Geschmack leicht wässrig, aber ausgewogen. Sehr Lecker, leicht buttrig im Nachgeschmack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (3566) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is sweet, taste is caramel, overall okay

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (202) - Killarney, IRELAND - OCT 17, 2014
draught pint at Courtneys in Killarney. Pours reddish-brown with white head. Nothing much from the aroma - probably too cold from the tap. Taste - caramel, and malt. medium mouthfeel - not too carbonated. Good version of the irish red

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2015) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
draft in Galway, Ireland. Nice malty aromas and flavors. Deep amber pour. Nice little beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Good example of an irish red ale. Loads of cream I’m the texture and lots of biscuit and red fruit in the beginning and end.

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