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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust amber ale with a distinct caramel flavor imparted by crystal malt and balanced by the hop varieties challenger and fuggles.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5902) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, 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 (19970) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3251) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2012
Cask@The Black Sheep, Dublin Hazy deep red-amber with orange and mango notes on the nose. Sticky malt reminiscent of 5AM saint, but with a much lower bitterness and little of the hop resins. Nevertheless a better Irish Red than most I’ve tried.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (800) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
massingasetta (295) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (979) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 21, 2013
Red amber with a foamy white head, great lacing. Bread, sweet toasted malt and touches of caramel in the aroma. Flavour follows the nose. Slick mouthfeel, very robust. Some nice hop bitterness in the finish. A great imagining of Irish Red Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is ok, the body dark red. It smells hoppy, a bit roasty, malty. The taste is a bit bitter, flowery, caraamber, malty, roasty. A good Irish Ale. 12/12/12/12/-/12

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estpiwo (1292) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft. Dublin. Red amber color, medium head. Some sweets in aroma. Taste was medium hoppy with caramel tones. Medium bitter aftertaste. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tayeth (279) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Geruch nach Äpfeln, Karamell, und ein bisschen nach Keksen. Geschmack einerseits geprägt durch Malz andererseits durch sehr angenehm harmonisierte Hopfennoten.


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