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.
IronMaid (15) - ANDORRA - JUL 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
BeerViking (2290) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, red with a light malty-sweet nose, nutty-sweet palate, a little hoppiness coming through in the finish.
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Martin243 (740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
marvelDim (8) - - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice head. Malty, slightly sweet taste. Light body with medium carbonation. Sessionable ale.
sdmmb (678) - USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought in newbridge, Ireland. Red ale with hoppy flavour.
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undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber/red colour. Taste is malty with some nice dried fruits, a good example of the style
berkshirejohn (4378) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle from Tesco, Camberley. Copper with a thin cream head; malty aroma; rather thin with a malty caramel taste; and a dry biscuity finish. Inocuous and harmless.
ryanscourt (662) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Watery and bland for a red. Not a fan of this style so these qualities are better for me. Would be an easy drinking session beer