shortt (1) - - APR 25, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
the best example of an irish red ale. slightly fruity with a caramel after taste
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.
cwmiller (3) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I enjoyed this beer in a small pub in Cork, Ireland. Caramel aroma witha lovely red/bitter taste to it.
keadec (6) - Not your concern, IRELAND - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours in true Cork fashion rebel ruby red with a dark tangerine hue. Great off white tight frothy head with good lacing. Low carbonation
Smell of mild toasted hops and barley, floral with light citrus orange tones and caramel in the background.
Taste is excellent, Hops, barley and malt, hint of dark chocolate and spiced port, well balanced and sits well on the tongue, good length with some sweetness in the finish.
Got mine at Bradley’s North Main St. too.
GET SOME NOW!
mikeschuld (53) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good caramel and malt aroma. Thick creamy head and very clear. Very nice roast and caramel flavors. A bit thin and leaves mouth dry at the finish, but I could drink this all night.
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is one of caramel and toast, very pleasant. Reddish appearance with nice lacey head. Taste is amazing, caramel notes, very well balanced.
Medium bodied, one of the nicest irish reds i have tryed.
ronaldtheriot (1249) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Hilden Fest 2012 - 25/08/12.
Slightly cloudy amber red with a thin off-white head.
Sweet malt aroma, fudge, butterscotch and hops on the nose.
Tastes of caramel, sweet malts, sweet candyfloss, light fruit tones and peach.
Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. Moderate bitter finish with a lttle fruity aftertaste.
hayduke (3375) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Very active with a tight head of foam. Caramel nose but a very nice well balanced beer, fitting into what I’d consider the altbier tradition. (#3663, 9/13/2009)