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


on tap


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1285) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle; pours clear amber with a beige head; aroma of caramel and citrus; taste is mostly caramel and some biscuit notes; finish is dry with just a hint of bitterness; simple but okay

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazykiller (40) - iasi, ROMANIA - AUG 29, 2016
33 cl bottle. Medium head, nice red light body. Aroma of fruits and caramel, taste is light sweet, medium bitter aftertaste. Overall a good irish ale beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5772) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2016
[25/05/16] Bottle at my hotel in Dublin. Nice red body with slight head. Nose is malty, caramel, nuts. Taste is also caramel, quite bitter, floral notes. Toasty. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4991) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle, bought at a local store in Split, brewed at Sharp’s. Waited for me for 7 months, as I forgot to rate it last December. Oh well. Coppery amber body with a small off white head, small but lasting. A bit fizzy. Dried fruit and caramel in the aroma, some orange too. Creamy taste, raisins, fruity, light mouthfeel, but full body for the ABV technically, honey and caramel, solid carbonation, not excessive. Not a bad beer overall by any means, miles ahead of that Doom Bar garbage, not superb, but if you like a solid, light malt-driven beer and don’t have a better choice, why not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rotin (969) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2016
Draught at Franciscan Well, Cork. Clear, light orange colored. AROMA- pleasant, malty, some red berries, flowers. FLAVOR- neutral, smooth, bready malty with touch of red berries. Light bodied.
Pleasant Irish ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ascelja (956) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma of honey, cherries, touch of caramel. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter aftertaste. Wood, cherries, stones of cherries, caramel, touch of toasted malts. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation.
OK, but slightly empty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (15525) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scrumpy369 (509) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 14, 2016
On tap. Dark orange-light mahagony colour small white head. Low caramelly fruity taste. Watery mouthfeel. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
pkbites (871) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Beautiful red pour with a rich, luscious creamy beige head. Fruity nose. Bready, malty flavor. Water mouthfeel. Refreshing as hell but drinks somewhat like an American macro light beer. Bottle @ The English market, Cork, Ireland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 2, 2016
Dec. ’15. A 0.33 l bottle from a local Tommy supermarket. This one poured a clear brownish-red body with a tiny head atop. Caramel aroma, coarser. Flavor was lightly bitter, roasted caramel, only a bit fruity. Light herbal hops spiced it up. Thin bodied, but absolutely normal for the style. Finished lightly sweet with pleasant, elegant toasted malt notes, especially the smooth biscuit. Okay, a pleasant Irish ale. It’s been a while since my last one.

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