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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gueuze (413) - - DEC 1, 2014
Geruch nach biscuit malz und herbem Hopfen. Geschmack leicht wässrig, aber ausgewogen. Sehr Lecker, leicht buttrig im Nachgeschmack.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is sweet, taste is caramel, overall okay

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (163) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
draft in Galway, Ireland. Nice malty aromas and flavors. Deep amber pour. Nice little beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2912) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, consumed at home. Reddish-brown, not a lot of head or lacing. Smells of cheap cherry cola, chestnut, candy sugar. Taste is sweet like forest fruit and caramel. Short finish. Decent body and mouthfeel. Not particularly exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8065) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
bottle from Tesco Honiton. Chestnut-brown colour, small off-white head. Some dark malts, roasty flavours, with a grainy touch and hints of berries.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3464) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
This was an English pint at Oil Can Harry’s pub in central Dublin, Ireland. There is nothing quite like a draft beer for freshness. In the glass it was a reddish amber with a white head and very sticky lacing on the glass. Nose is floral hops with ripe fruit. Medium in body with a very smooth abd creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich and the hops and malts are in good balance. and the finish is lightly bitter. Very nice beer and is so smooth in the mouth it seems almost like it came from a cash, not a keg.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
massingasetta (291) - München, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
Redish brown colour, delightfully drinkable and best drank directly from tap at the Franciscan Well. If you are ever in Cork this is a great place to enjoy a whole wide range of interesting beers. Summary of Rebel Red Ale: A beer that while it has a craft beer nature seems refined enough as if it has a century of tradition.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
At a tasting, small stable creamy head, quite clear dark red colour, malty caramel aroma with some barnyard notes, fruity caramel flavour, light to medium strong herbal bitterness. Nice and satisfying.


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