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Rebel - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.


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222 Ratings

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%

Brewed by:
M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-14-2000)
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Reviews by alankwak:
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3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Golden clear with average head retention and lacing.

S: Grassy notes right off the bat. Not hoppy...as it should be.

T: Well OK. It should be hoppier. It is smooth and has a grassiness many good pilseners and lagers do. More than a hint though. Dominant grassiness which is a tad off. Medium bitterness up front but no hop flavor as should be in a pils. Malt flavors are more dominant.

M: Medium mouthfeel.

O: A bit disappointing. Missing is the hopiness of a true Czech pils. Your average German Pils has more. Fairly smooth but a bit more grassiness that there should be.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 03:01:59 | More by alankwak
More User Reviews:
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2.36/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is a finger high and eggshell in shade. The retention is quite poor and its texture is rough looking. Only a modicum of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Aromatically, it's rather dinky - not only is the hop profile muted, so is the malt backbone. There are some buttery touches; again, it's really faint. Its maltiness comes through more vividly once it opens up, but it's too little and too late.

T: Huh. This tastes cardboardy, there's no way around it. There are touches of grape around the middle and a mildly bitter finish - unfortunately it doesn't save it. I don't think it's super old, but it tastes pretty oxidized to me.

M: This is reasonably thick for only 4.4%. On the other hand, it isn't dry or crisp enough to go down effortlessly. Well carbonated, though, so it's not entirely undrinkable.

O: This one is meh city. Not only is it not what I want from the style, the cardboard taste kills it even further. With Pilsner Urquell so readily available, I see absolutely no reason to return to this.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 19:47:29 | More by ThisWangsChung
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02-13-2014 16:17:18 | More by John_Squires
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

02-07-2014 03:20:11 | More by OgreSanchez
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3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some pale yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thick film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts with moderate aromas of sparkling apple cider (initially but it fades after a few minutes). Light hints of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready malts with a light to moderate amount of light fruit (apple) sweetness. There is a light presence of grassy hops which impart just a touch of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront and smooth towards the finish.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing though not overly complex or interesting. I'm not sure that I would go out of my way to find this one again but it goes pretty well with spicy foods.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 19:32:47 | More by dbrauneis
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-16-2014 00:04:19 | More by foghornleghorn22
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3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at the local beer store, let's see how well it compares to actual beers in Prague.

Pours a nice fizzy foamy 1 finger head that fades pretty slowly, just a little lacing though, it's crystal clear with a slight small sediment all over mixed in somehow, a golden but watery looking tan colored beer.

Nose isn't too bad, a typical Czech lager actually but not quite as good as the ones in Prague, some grainy toasty malts, a soft layered lager malt base with some complexity, little grassy, with mild grassy hops, not nearly the hop character as most Czech lagers I had over there, and overall a bit lighter, but not skunked or ruined... at least yet.

Taste starts with more of the sweet malts, grainy toasty cereal malts, little sweetness, little watery too but not bad, soft layered malts. Then hops, and plenty of them this time, earthy and herbal mostly, little grassy leafy, starting mildly bitter but ramping quickly, and even a touch of a fruity character. Lager brings the slightest sulfury and mineral note, but mostly soft and crisp. Finish is quite bitter with a long lingering herbal grassy hop note, little fruity, mild toasty straw malts, and somewhat crisp lager.

Mouth is lighter bod and a little watery but not much, lots of popping carb, mild soft lager crispness.

Overall not bad, nothing really ruined, a hint of sulfur note but not much if any, hops eventually kick in although not the same bright hops I remember from Czech Rep, but decent malt profile and lager notes, well rounded, little light on the malts and body though, but still just a step below most of the beers I had in Prague.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 22:43:20 | More by jlindros
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-11-2013 03:33:17 | More by RochefortChris
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

11-01-2013 01:52:01 | More by brandonld23
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

10-31-2013 02:34:48 | More by tommy5
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -55%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

07-06-2013 21:57:10 | More by mrfrancis
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3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

light, refreshing. good summer beer. sweet smell complements and contrasts well the hop bitterness taste, really brings it out. not too watery, which is too often a problem with this style. i could finish a dozen fairly easily. i don't understand the appearance rating category. it looks like a beer, and short of having a thumb in it or something, makes it appear good to me.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 01:56:03 | More by quincybsilas
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-16-2013 00:20:35 | More by dertyd
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3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. There is no freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a pilsner flute. The color is clear, deep gold. A finger of white head dissipated fairly quickly and left an even skim and ring around the edge.

Smell: I got a whiff of delicious grassiness when I popped the cap — a good sign, no doubt. Scents of apple, grape, strawberry, and maybe a touch of banana make it sweet and fruity. It is grassy as well, though the grassiness is pretty tame. There is a touch of skunk, too.

Taste: The mouthfeel is dry and the flavor offers a nice pilsner bite that jabs the tonsils. It is very herbal at first with touches of spice, but then the esters take over: apple, grape, strawberry, and a touch of banana. As it warms, the taste is reminiscent of apple juice — albeit with a beer-like bite.

Drinkability: I wish it would have been a little grassier or skunkier, but it is tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 03:02:18 | More by TheQuietMan22
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