shortt (1) - - APR 25, 2012 does not count
the best example of an irish red ale. slightly fruity with a caramel after taste 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.cwmiller (3) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009 does not count
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.
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
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 (57) - 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.
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. einherjar (335) - Rijeka, CROATIA - OCT 7, 2015
Brown-red color, small head. Aroma caramel, roasted malt, floral hops. Taste caramel, fruits, coffee, very nice bitterness. Dry finish. One of my favourite. ronaldtheriot (1918) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2014
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 gueuze (942) - - DEC 1, 2014
Geruch nach biscuit malz und herbem Hopfen. Geschmack leicht wässrig, aber ausgewogen. Sehr Lecker, leicht buttrig im Nachgeschmack. wiedrzensky (908) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2015
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.