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Rebel - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.

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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev +7.5%

The beer pours a nice golden hue with a thin white head that has some retention. The aroma is very nice. As I'd imagine a Czech hop garden to smell like. This has all the makings of a great Czech pilsner, but there is a slight soapy aftertaste. It's not big and not real annoying, but it's there. Otherwise, this tastes pretty damn good. Some spicy saaz hop tones. A good solid malt footing to work upon. Floral notes. Herbalness. Really pretty damn nice.

06-21-2002 22:25:38 | More by Bighuge
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.38/5  rDev +1.5%

Yellow, lots of carbonation, white head, dissipates almost completely in a quick like fashion. Slightly lemonish aroma, no hops.

Taste, high carbonation, lager yeast, little hop mouthfeel. Not bad, but pretty standard, a little skunky at times. Better than the pilsners in the states, but nothing to brag about here.

Dry finish. A decent summer offering.

04-26-2011 23:03:54 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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dmorgan310

Panama

2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

10-08-2013 02:54:50 | More by dmorgan310
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.83/5  rDev +15%

12 oz picked up at the Coop over the weekend.. it looked new to me... and I love a good Czech pils.. so why not?

Poured into my shaped SA glass.. 1" head leaves nice lace and a descent cap above a crystal clear golden brew.

Nose is expected graininess.. sorta bready with a more spicy than floral hoppiness.. very clean.

Flavor mirrors the nose perfectly.. nice malt profile with the near perfect hoppiness... the only real complaint is it sorta has a metallic component as it warms.. I could be imagining it.. but I don't think so... still very clean and pretty damn good for the style.. the body is medium and so is the carbonation..

I actually will probably buy this again. It wasn't expensive.. and I like the fact that it's in brown bottles and has no skunkiness..

3.5/3.5/4/3.5/4

02-17-2009 07:42:35 | More by JohnGalt1
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -9.9%

The after its release from the 12-ounce green bottle sets in the glass a luminous gold with a mountainous bright white head that is frothy in texture and the lace a fine covering upon the glass. Nose is sweet malt, fresh and clean to the senses, start quite sweet, fair malt profile and the top thin. Finish is moderate in its acidity, the hops apropos to the style, drinkable but not anything special.

08-08-2004 21:52:46 | More by Gusler
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Brad007

Vermont

3.9/5  rDev +17.1%

Pours a nice golden color with a frothy white head into my pint glass. Good presentation here. Not much else to note.

Aroma is a mixture of sweet, slightly bready malt with a decent amount of hops in the nose. Inviting aroma.

Taste is full of sweet malt with only a slight hint of hops. No harshness here. Leans more towards buttery bread.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering sweet malt and hops and they stick around as well. Decent. Again, nothing harsh.

Not bad for the style. Highly drinkable but likely too simplistic. I was hoping for more of a harsh hop bite. Absolutely worth a try.

03-01-2010 00:04:08 | More by Brad007
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2013 19:12:22 | More by harpus
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -0.9%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsener glass. Had a brownish-yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: Had a malty aroma, with a slight hoppiness.

T: A mainly watery flavor, with some malt, hops and a grainy quality. Maybe it's the pilsener style that invites this kind of mediocre taste, maybe it's the brewer.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a slick, oily finish. Light-bodied.

D: This beer has some decent attributes, and is certainly easy to drink, but it's just not that interesting in the taste department.

01-19-2009 13:47:35 | More by avalon07
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2/5  rDev -39.9%

Can't say I enjoyed this one much at all. Maybe it is because I had my first Chimay Bleu to look forward to after this, but I had trouble gleaning anything positive out of this beer. This one was $1.19 as opposed to the Brou Czech which was $.99, but I enjoyed the Brou Czech more. Go figure. Sharp, sour flavor and aroma was weak. I am staying away from this one.

11-05-2002 10:10:04 | More by Dogbrick
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +12%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some malts. Taste is crisp, slightly sweet, some malts and fruits, very flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and goes down with ease. Overall this is a high quality brew.

02-02-2010 14:49:32 | More by tone77
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.33/5  rDev 0%

As a lover of pilsners (especially the Czech persuasion), I find too often that people simply bash beers they have no clue about. As a solution, I've decided to buy every pilsner/helles/dortmunder I see and make an informed decision. This cost $1.99 at DeCicco's.

An absolutely spectacular pour with a gorgeous, crystal clear golden orange with a dense white head with excellent retention and lacing. My Moonlight glass was made to show this beer off!

The nose is solid. Not as good as can be, but still good. Mild grainy sweetness with a delicate honey character and a touch of lemon hop character. Mildly sulfury as well

Rather lackluster, this beer opens with a delicate grain character, very dry and cracker like with a mild husky flavor. Hop flavor is also quite restrained, there's a little earthy character. The finish is solid, a touch of bitterness appearing initially before a strange medicinal astringency appears. The sulfur character grows as it warms. Just a little thin and watery for my liking, the body could use a little more heft. Drying on the finish, this is an easy to drink beer, one that I'd like to try fresh.

11-17-2009 00:49:16 | More by DefenCorps
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +17.1%

A pretty nice little Bohemian Pils....nose is soft and sweet....very clean gold color with minimal head...taste is grainy...not a lot of hop bite, and tends to taste more like a lager to me........a good one though...it does have a slightly dry finish...creamy texture...easy drinking...thirst quenching...a good summer beer...

11-27-2002 22:08:23 | More by ZAP
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illidurit

California

3.6/5  rDev +8.1%

Crystal clear gold color with a creamy white head. Malty aroma with sweetish bready notes and a touch of grass. Flavor is sweet with toasty malts and a lightly floral hoppiness. Clean, somewhat watery finish. Some grassy and mineral notes. Super refreshing, pretty crisp.

07-14-2009 07:28:38 | More by illidurit
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francisweizen

Alaska

3/5  rDev -9.9%

A pretty average lager, but at 99cents for a 16.9 ounce bottle what do you expect? This was very drinkable and light on the palate. It poured a very light, almost clear, golden colour with a small head that dissipated rapidly. This smelled and tasted pretty average in my opinion, not that great for a czech lager beer, and no where near as good as the excellent Czechvar. The mouthfeel was very watery on this beer, and the taste was pretty light. Still it is quite a value, and it is a very drinkable beer. Nice on a hot day!

11-03-2002 17:45:17 | More by francisweizen
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

07-06-2013 21:57:10 | More by mrfrancis
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Brenden

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +7.5%

This pils is an active clear, bright dark gold color. It develops a pure white head on top right over a finger tall that sticks around, surprisingly dense and rocky, and leaves good lacing as it falls.
Some grains and a red grape note set the tone, an interesting pils with a touch of floral and citrus, extremely light on the hops but they are present, with a balance of malts to complement. Even for a light style, just a little more strength would do.
The taste follows suit pretty well, the light grape notes with an unoffensive foundational grains note balancing with something a little dryer in the malts and a little brighter in a citrus note, but with a leafy, herbal element coming out on the end.
The body is as light as expected but not boring, even veering toward medium almost, with a semi-dry feel as, rather than clashing, somehow a dryness mingles with the sweeter, maltier elements. It's consistently crisp and has a nice underlying smoothness as well.

07-20-2012 12:56:13 | More by Brenden
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -6.9%

Ho hum pils. name Rebel is perhaps a bit melodramatic. In any case, a drinkable pils of no special attributes. Head is white and a bit of lace. Color is a clear yelllow. Aroma is crisp, yet slightly malty and hoppy, & beery. Flavor is about the same. Average body and carbonation. Ditto finish. Ok beer. If it had a different name, I'm sure I'd have a better opinion. Just me. sorry. Rebel YELL!

11-16-2009 02:01:34 | More by drpimento
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cokes

Wisconsin

2.8/5  rDev -15.9%

Looks like a pils, as well it should. Golden. Clear. White froth (though a bit smaller than most).
Muted nose of Saaz. Otherwise empty aroma-wise.
Pale and bready up front with a ghost of a green raisin fruitness. Some hard-water minerals are noted. Odd vanilla-leaning sensation midway. Herbal Saaz closure with a rotting orange/dish soap finale.
Spritzy and mineral water-esque. Easily drinkable, in a macro sort of way (considering this is dirt cheap, that may be the best comparison).
While not terrible, this has some critical flaws. There are many better bohemian pils.

05-30-2003 20:30:07 | More by cokes
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Lare453

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

03-22-2013 15:13:50 | More by Lare453
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev +1.5%

12 oz. green bottle. Served at 40 degrees F.

Clean, clear pale golden yellow. Strawish, you might say. Small, yet persistent, eggshell white head. Nose of honey-tinged malts, powdered sugar, sourdough starter, big Saaz-y hops. A little skunkiness, but also very sea-air like. Smells good! Starts with lightly toasted biscuit malt. Some tangy hop flavor in there as well. Bready middle, with hints of cardboard, honey, and fruit (apples, pears). Skunky, funky hop bitterness increases toward a dryish finish. Not bad, but could do without the wet cardboard. Light-bodied, with a refreshing, sparkling feel. Might be better fresh.

06-13-2008 20:49:37 | More by alexgash
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -6.9%

I happen to believe that a lager should be clear. That's part of its charm. This beer is unfiltered which detracts from its appeal. Many of the properties common to most Czech lagers are repeated here. The color, the aroma, taste -- been there, done that. This is not a bad beer, but the flavor is off a note and there are otherwise no special attributes to be found. This is a run-of-the-mill lager that fails to distinguish itself from a sea of more worthy contenders.

02-27-2004 07:08:07 | More by RedDiamond
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Gmann

New York

3.28/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured a clear copper color with a small white head that didn't leave much lacing. Has a sweet malt, bready smell to it, not much in the way of hops. Has a sweet malt flavor, almost caramel, followed by nice hop flavor. The hop is not as pronounced as Amercian pilsners but it adds to the drinkability. Has a light mouthfeel but not watery, no dryness to be detected. Not as zesty as I would have thought but it has a nice subtle hop flavor.

01-07-2007 02:27:00 | More by Gmann
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ADZA

Australia

3.23/5  rDev -3%

The only difference between this beer shown and mine is that mine has a gold label and is 4.8%ABV,it pours a nice golden hue with decent carbonation that leaves a two finger fast vanishing head and no lacing,it has a rather subtle aroma of grassy,herbal hops not much else gets thru,it has an average mouthfeel which doesnt have much body to it but is very sessionable with tastes of grassy herbal hops and some pale golden malts and by no means is this beer a brew that you would recommend to someone or remember but would buy a carton of for a party if cheap enough,its definately not my sort of brew that i enjoy drinking at home and wouldnt buy it again unless i had a party to go to.

05-26-2010 13:28:08 | More by ADZA
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Vancer

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -27.9%

The 12oz green bottle delivers a clear, straw brew into the Sammy freebie glass. Pretty good foamy white head sitting on top, ring o' lace tries to appear, but quits. No dating, not good.

Classic euro skunk aroma progresses into a thin, but still malty quaff. Bit of corn and grain mixed together shows up - but still an overall weak and watery brew. It has a crisp finish - kinda like the way a club soda goes down.

Oh, I see it's only 4.4%, no wonder. Well, it sure wouldn't be a session brew for me.

12-16-2008 01:07:31 | More by Vancer
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-19-2012 03:37:05 | More by jfcaa193
Rebel from M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
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