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


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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   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.

BeardedAvenger (1035) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Keg at Market Porter, Borough Market. Sweet floral aroma, with malts. Chestnut. Dregs of an off-white head. Somewhat sweet, with a sour streak. Light bodied and thin. Fizzy carb. Finish leaves a syrupy aftertaste. Not keen on this kinda sweet and sour. Average as feck.

Torrefacto (1736) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2017
Caramelo, toffee, ligero chocolate. Cuerpo maltoso sabor como en aroma con final seco, poco amargo pero vivo.

Sigmund (7831) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2017
Keg halfpint at Molloy’s Dublin. Reddish brown colour, off-white head. Malty aroma and flavour, slightly sweet, notes of caramel and brown bread.

sephyrott (200) - - JUL 21, 2017
Pint from keg at The Market Porter. Nice creamy red ale, with clear Irish origin. Slightly sweet, caramelly even, but no marked aroma

MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Warm and fruity aroma with a ruby red colour. Warming and at the same time fresh and summery. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

R4N5H (1289) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2017
On tap (taster) at the Indian Brewery on 25-May-2017. Reddish brown in colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and malt. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of caramel, molasses and malt. Fruity and clean, but a little light.

Cobhlanger (2) - Cork, IRELAND - MAY 5, 2017 does not count
Love how widely available this beer has become on tap around Ireland, can’t have more than a few pints before the taste becomes a bit much but I do love the first few

bhensonb (15618) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Tap at Kellys Bar in Cobh, Ireland. Pours dark and ruddy, but very clear. Not real. ;( Aroma is malty, and floral. Med body. Flavor is malty, but there’s floral and even a bit of spice to help out. Smithwicks sorta kinda. Enjoyable in the land of Guinness.

jmgreenuk (9867) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 25, 2017
Tap at the Park Inn Hotel, Belfast. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is malt, light fruit, some hops. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet with a crisp, light fruit, metallic hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Benzai (16558) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2017
Sampled from can @ Beersiveknown. Clear red amber color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, light hints of caramalts, decently bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.

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