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Rebel - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

241 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-14-2000)
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Photo of Vancer
2.4/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Vancer, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of Reidrover
2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz single.Clear golden coloured lager, nice quater inch white head. Subdued aroma, slightly grassy hop and some biscuit. A very balanced and weakish taste for a Bohemian Pils..there are certainlly hops..grassyand floral tastes and some malts..biscuit but its weak for some reason. The palate is boring but OK really..smooth. Not impressed at all one of the poorer pils from the Czech republic.

Reidrover, Jan 25, 2011
Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

tommy5, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
4.13/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear light honey, Tons of stark white head, slow to leave. Lots of cling.

S - I think my favorite part. Yeasty, bready, fresh and bright. I LOVE the smell on this one.

T - Nice malt clean center, small but appropriate hops.

M - Light body, good balance and carb.

D - Very easy to drink.

srandycarter, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of Boto
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a fairly decent light golded color. It does have a bit of a fizzy head, however. Fairly decent hop aroma, although not very complex. There is a bit of maltiness and hop bitterness to the taste. Not up in the Budvar catagory, but overall a fairly decent quaff!

Boto, Jun 18, 2003
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Yellow with a trace of orange throughout. Hard pour yields a 1 inch white head and some spotty lacing

Smell: Grass and bread

Taste: Candy sweetnees from the malt and not much else going on. Just ok

Mouthfeel: Light body and high carbonation

Overall: Not a fan of the style but still ok

DarthKostrizer, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of allengarvin
4.13/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz green bottle, poured into a tall slender flute. Just became available in Dallas this week. I picked up one of the first 6-packs, so it's pretty fresh.

Appearance: Very clear golden color, with slight head of foam. Continuous stream of small bubbles floating up through the beer.

Aroma: Pleasant flowery aroma. Very little malt on the nose.

Taste/Body: Lots of hops up front, bitter and floral tasting. Malt is there if you search for it, but not prominent. Finish clean and quite dry. Medium body, with crisp carbonation.

One of the better Czech pilsners available in the US. Drier than Pilsner Urquell, with perhaps a touch more hops. Bohemiam pilsners aren't my favorite style, but every now and their their delicate subtlety is appealing.

allengarvin, Oct 15, 2004
Photo of WDJersey
3/5  rDev -10.2%

WDJersey, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light gold, crystal clear. Fizzy head that settles to a thin white cover over the beer. Initially a skunky quality to aroma, then to a light malt. Light malt flavor mixed with hop bitterness in middle and short dry finish. Thinner mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but middle of the road beer for style and part of world. Like the price.

garymuchow, Jan 11, 2002
Photo of IronDjinn
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a 16.9oz brown bottle, no freshness stamp. Pours out a clear golden tone, big foamy head on it that lasted a while and eventually receded into a ring. Massive biscuity sweet malt nose to it, faint hops detected. Flavour of buttery malt, some floral hops and a metallic aftertaste that is then overcome by the hops again. It's crisp, I'll give it that. Very drinkable, no complaints here at all.

IronDjinn, Jun 23, 2003
Photo of dsa7783
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single, twelve ounce bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange for $1.49...
Pours a dark-golden hue with evident carbonation, an impressive head and a minor amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Faint aroma with hints of corn, grains, biscuits, and malts...
Taste strongly complemented the smell, with a thick bread and butter, nutty flavor that was crisp, clean, and refreshing...
Light to medium bodied mouthfeel, no alcohol detectable, very refreshing stuff and a good depiction of the style...

dsa7783, Jul 08, 2008
Photo of ADR
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A darkish yellow sub amber color. Carbonated, medium-sized bubbles, thin but persistent head. Slight malt aroma, tad of skunk trace. Very crisp flavor, retains crispness well. Hop bite is more upfront. Pleasing aftertaste. Classic Pilsner flavor profile, which leaves me with little to write. Qaulity brew, refreshing, and certainly not complex.

ADR, Apr 21, 2002
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

RedneckBeerz, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Todd
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. Regal looking label. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pale golden. Clear with lots of tight carbonation. Head is a frothy white crown, a bit sticky, with chunky bubbles.

Smell: Light dextrin sweetness and mild grain aromas. Also pick-up some grape.

Taste: Light bodied. Light malt. Dextrin sweetness. Tea-like floral hop flavours, a flash of lemon. Grape, like concord grape. Herbal notes, grain dryness and a slight metallic flavour on the palate at the finish.

Notes: Nice, light, authentic Bohemian Pilsner. Very refreshing.

Todd, Nov 14, 2000
Photo of Pegasus
2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: A substantial half-inch snow-white head tops a brassy golden colored beer with many streams of fast-rising carbonation. There is an abundance of thick broken lace.

Aroma: A rather skunky euro lager aroma dominates; there are underlying sweet malt notes and a quite restrained floral hop aroma.

Taste: Opens with a mildly sweet, bready malt, and grassy notes, which soon disappears under an onslaught of excessively bitter metallic hops. These linger well past the point of being refreshing, or even welcome. The finish is crisp and a bit dry.

Mouth feel: Smooth and very pleasant, with just a bit of carbonation sting.

Drinkability/notes: The heavy-handed use of hops spoiled my enjoyment of what would have otherwise been a pleasant beer. Czechvar is a much more pleasing example of the style.

Pegasus, Jan 25, 2005
Photo of jsh420
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours golden amber with a 2 finger head the left some spotted lacing

smells of bready grainy malts and earthy hops

taste much of the same very grainy bready malts with just enough hops

mouthfeel was light not enough carbonation to give the crispness i wanted but very smooth and creamy

drinkability is good like most pils

jsh420, May 08, 2010
Photo of Offa
4.38/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent Czech pilsner with strong flavour and subtle complexity.

Darkish gold, it has a medium-large, creamy white head slowly shirnking to a permanent, small foamy top and leaving a fair amount of lace in some frothy rings.

The aroma is strong grain and bread, lightly fruity, with grass, herbs, honey, and a hint of mineral. Ovarall, it has a good Czech aroma.

The also a a nice, characterful, yet light Czech character. It has a lot of lightly toasty bread, light fruitiness, with grass and herbs, light sweetness balancing a light, zesty bitterness. Although the sweetnes seems to just barely have the edge over the bitterness at first, beyond the finish the bitterness lingers lightly. It's light in body, but slightly oily, well-rounded in fel with lively, zesty frothiness, a very nice texture. Although straightforward and light, it has good flavour and light complexity and the character holds up very well, with great balance of the elements.

Offa, May 18, 2009
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The brew pours a super-translucent golden hue and is capped with a modicum of white wispy head. The nose is herbal and a bit grassy, and has a mineral-metallic note underlying. There's also a soft powdery note in the aroma. The flavor is quite grainy and slightly sweet; it is mostly pleasant, but gets a bit of rankness on the finish. Feel-wise, it is lighter than medium and softly carbonated; pretty good overall. Though it is decent, it is definitely not a top-tier Czech Pils; I'd take, say, Staropromen over this any day of the week.

ktrillionaire, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: orange/yellow bubbly body, 2 finger body,

S: grain and malt

T: sweet malt, grain, slight dry finish

M: light/med body, mild prick on tongue, semi-dry mouth

O: Solid beer. Really enjoyed it and would get it again.
Not amazing, but solid enjoy and great session/gateway
brew for newbies.

PRETTY GOOD, BUT NOT A MUST HAVE!

BeerLover99, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of elNopalero
2.28/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This poured a clean golden tan color with creamy foam. There was a honeyed sweet aroma on it, followed by a faded honeyed hop flavor with light bitterness. Not very tasty. Even going from ice cold serving temps to slightly warming a stale cereal malt flavor (“like bad Coors”) dominated. Pour or pass on this.

elNopalero, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of HardTarget
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My Green 12 oz bottle looks like a scaled down version of the pictured bottle, mentions the brewery was founded in 1333 but no other information.
Aroma: Pepe LePhew has nothing on this baby. Strong skunk aroma that I identify with Heineken, not unpleasant, mostly of a diacetyl buttery character with some peppery hop overtones to it as well.
Appearance: Three finger white head settled to about a half a finger leaving thick clumpy lace. Glass is clear gold with tiny bubble carbonation streams.
Flavor: Classic pilsner profile, spicy hops on a full bodied malt beer. The BJCP lists this one as a classic example. Something of a buttered pepper.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly rich and full given the clarity. Dry clean finish.
Overall Impression: A good Pils. Clean, full, refreshing, it’s everything it should be. I feel like my scores are for the style more than the beer, this one is well made. Thanks to BA Pegasus for dropping one off for me to try, and to BA assurbanipaul for recommending it.

HardTarget, Jan 18, 2005
Photo of Amalak
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light brownish gold in color. Thin bubbly head, good lace. Has a decent nut malt smell.

Solid malty tasting beer. Simply but good. This is one of those beers where nothing really jumps out that makes you say I gotta have that, but it is definitely a solid beer.

No bad after taste, goes down easy. But after you are done, you just want to say, ok, what's next.

Amalak, Nov 01, 2007
Photo of crossovert
4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle.

It pours a deep, rich, clear gold, a rather stunning color. The head is foamy and white and recedes fairly slowly leaving some nice lacing.

The smell is Czech pils through and through, perhaps a bit on the sweet side, but the sweetness in the nose is a common link between Czech pilseners, something American imitators often lack. there is a subtle herbal noble hop hint over the top.

The flavor is smooth and balanced. The malt is rich and honey-like while there is a sharp bitterness that cuts the sweetness and rolls across the sides of the tongue. It is hop/malt harmony.

The Czech Rebel follows the tradition of the Czech Pilsener to a T.

crossovert, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.36/5  rDev -29.3%
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.

ThisWangsChung, Apr 13, 2014
Rebel from M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
77 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.