shortt1 (11) - - JUL 4, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
1901 (29) - IRELAND - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aontaíonn tú gan aon ábhar atá mídhleathach nó gráiniúil nó a sháraíonn aon chearta tríú páirtí a chur suas ná ceangal a dhéanamh leis. Aontaíonn tú gan aon ní a dhéanamh a chuirfidh isteach ar úsáideoirí eile leas a bhaint as an Suíomh nó a d’fhéadfadh difear a dhéanamh d’oibriú nó do shlándáil an tSuímh. Aontaíonn tú gan iarracht a dhéanamh rochtain a fháil ar fhaisnéis phearsanta Úsáideoirí eile.
Philym (337) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
wimpyjoe (2272) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A full-bodied copper-red ale in appearance. It has a sweet tasting character.
thellgren (186) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Bleeding Horse, Dublin (October 2013). Red ale with just a right amount of hops. Very drinkable.
culchiem (2037) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Clear reddish amber with a large head. Aroma is kinda syrupy malt. Flavour is a rough sweet malt, caramel on a sugary finish.
GwynHarris (4) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
stravale (1698) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Swaggers, Sligo 
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
estpiwo (1161) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dublin. Red amber color, medium head. Some sweets in aroma. Taste was medium hoppy with caramel tones. Medium bitter aftertaste. Good.
goozen (2559) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Farrington, Dublin: Clear amber coloured brew with an decent hints of caramel.
kiwianer (2955) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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