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.
CraftBeerNick (1252) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at JJ Harlows, Roscommon, 26th July 15. Dark red brown, reasonable off white head that dissipates. Aroma slight iron, hops, sweetness. Taste is pretty smooth, not a bad Irish, amber ale
imdownthepub (11382) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at The Ring, Southwark, London. Hazy amber with off white head. Heavily chilled beer, there is a sweet, malty, caramel flavour, some raisin fruitiness, thinnish. Pretty average.
Carlowxxx (77) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
rebel ruby red with a dark tangerine hue.
Low carbonation Smell of mild toasted hops and barley, and caramel in the background. Taste poor, barley and malt, hint of , well balanced
this one of nice red i taste
Gangstergafje (252) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer had a beautiful amber/ruby red color. The color is vey nice. The beer pours a minimal amount of foam. The beer looks appealing. The smell is very nice. There is the aroma of almonds, some roast and coffee, really nice. I can also smell some alcohol and a nice sweetness. The taste is slightly less good, compared to the smell. The taste has a roasty coffee like flavor, a nice bitterness. The sweet taste of the alcohol balances this out. The taste is nice. The beer has a nice feeling in the mouth.
wiedrzensky (306) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Ruby to brown color with almost no head. Aroma of malts, caramel, fruity, very inviting. Taste is light sweet, caramel, fruity. Light sweet, light bitter finish, creamy texture.
allmyvinyl (6338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber-red, short-lived white head. Aromas of caramel, fruit’n’nut chocolate. Taste is light sweet, herbal. Very thin.
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle from Reilly’s (Lisnaskea):
This one was a pretty average beer in truth and not really doing anything to dispel my initial belief that this one doesn’t really count as a craft beer. Whilst the beer definitely wasn’t a bad one, it didn’t do much to impress either and seemed to be missing that spark to get me excited about it. Not all that complex a beer, the beer seemed a little sweet but it remained drinkable throughout at least
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Norseman Temple Bar, Dublin. It pours a clean amber color with a small pff-white head. Aroma is medium malty and lightly hoppy with notes of caramel and pine. Taste is medium sweet with notes of caramel, dried leaves, earth, resin. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent
Padchenko (139) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint. Pours a deep burnt red with a thick foamy white head. Light and refreshing with no great strength. Pleasant and balanced with some mild sweetness.
adamnowek (648) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice and smooth red ale. Taste is slightly malty with caramel. Clear reddish brown colour.