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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


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4.8
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tayeth (215) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Geruch nach Äpfeln, Karamell, und ein bisschen nach Keksen. Geschmack einerseits geprägt durch Malz andererseits durch sehr angenehm harmonisierte Hopfennoten.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philgill (15) - - AUG 7, 2014
Poured pint in oneills pub on Pearce street Dublin. Decent red ale, nothing perceived in the nose. Taste hints at a lot of things without delivering much on any level. What we’re left with it is a perfectly serviceable Irish Red ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1220) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Franciscan Well Rebel Red has a thick, off-white head, a mostly clear, rust-red appearance, some visible white sediment roiling about, and thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of slightly sweet bread crust, some caramel, and a touch of citrus. Taste is of those elements, with tea qualities and a decent and noticeable, yet mild, bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Franciscan Well Rebel Red finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IronMaid (15) - ANDORRA - JUL 10, 2014
Tipica red ale amb el seu sabor intens. No es el meu estil pero d’aquest tipus es de les que m’ha agradat mes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2427) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Tap, red with a light malty-sweet nose, nutty-sweet palate, a little hoppiness coming through in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7349) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Picked up at Tesco Extra Miltpn Keynes, Saturday 24th May 2014 consumed at home Sunday 1st June 2014 Pretty boring really, I wanted to leave it at that but felt I should at least explain why. Pours reddy dark amber with off-white head. Lots of tinny flavours and toffee. Bit chewy, bit boring, actually a lot boring, its boring. A5 A3 T6 P3 Ov11 2.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (757) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Thin offwhite head of fine bubbles with very good carbonation. Deep reddish brown in color. Light malty and grainy aroma with some cherry and roastyness. Mild grains in the flavor with bit more cherry and a soft dry malts. Pretty bland and generic but one would expect that from a irish ale. Decent. Puchased and drank in Clonmel, Ireland.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marvelDim (8) - - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
Nice head. Malty, slightly sweet taste. Light body with medium carbonation. Sessionable ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (799) - USA - MAY 9, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought in newbridge, Ireland. Red ale with hoppy flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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