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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shortt (1) - - APR 25, 2012 does not count
the best example of an irish red ale. slightly fruity with a caramel after taste

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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwmiller (3) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009 does not count
I enjoyed this beer in a small pub in Cork, Ireland. Caramel aroma witha lovely red/bitter taste to it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
keadec (6) - Not your concern, IRELAND - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeschuld (53) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 12, 2011
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GwynHarris (4) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2010
Draught at Bull & Castle, Dublin (as Castle Red). Clear brownish amber, creamy head. Mildly roasty and fruity. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Mid hoppy with growing bitterness. Edgeless, nice and well drinkable.


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