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Rebel - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.

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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | 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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avalon07

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 13:47:35 | More by avalon07
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BWH3

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: beautiful clear well carbonated deep golden beer topped by a fairly large white head. These are the prerequisites for the style. The retention is average at best and leaves a nice ring of foam.

S: The aroma has a hint of sweet cereal malt and some corn like sweetness as well. The hops have the necessary noble musk but not the spicy and floral Saaz notes so cherished in the Czech Pils.

T: Easy drinking watery and mild on the malt and hops flavors. The bitterness is smooth and not harsh as required but the other flavors are just too mild to impress. Appropriately no fruity yeast esters.

M: Light bodied, average head retention. Well carbonated and gassy

D: Just an OK Czech Pils. Easily sessionable and would pick it over the run of the mill American Macro lager or Pils

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 01:48:28 | More by BWH3
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Vancer

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: The beer pours with a hesitant head that is thick and leaves fairly thick lacing. The brew itself is a medium dark gold. Very pleasant first impression.

Smell: Floral maltiness is detected as strong component of aroma. Additionally, the hops aroma appears to be aromatic rather than high alpha hops. There is a Euro Lager feel to the body.

Taste: Well, this isn't a Euro Lager, and it's a little off for a Czech Pilsner....but not too much. There is a buttery grain essence for the duration of flavor curve. The grain flavor is welcomed, but the buttery element is not welcomed.

Mouthfeel: The mouth/palate impression is quite forgetable. Not good not bad. The flavor onset is a little subdued. A slight ramp-up with a moderate duration sustain. Very very average.

Drinkability: This is a moderate presence brew. HOWEVER...the low alcohol content certainly raises the drinkability. This helps ofset the rather palate pasting of aftertaste.

Prosit!
Nikki

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 01:25:13 | More by stockingcpl
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Spikester

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours deep clear gold with a one-finger white head. Plentifully laced. Aroma is very floral hoppy for a Pils and not a trace of skunk. Must be a fresh one. Taste is full on Saaz type hops with just a hint of sweet malts. A bit of bread with just a touch of butter. Mouthfeel is about right and the drinkability is awesome thanks to the 4.4% abv. The Czechs make excellent beer! The label says "since 1333". That is an old brewery!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 03:54:21 | More by Spikester
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A damn good beer in a damn good bottle.

A- Crystal clear golden-yellow with an OK head for a pilsner and many sporadic micro-carbonation streams

S- Smells like a really good loaf of multi-grain bread and spicy floral hops

T- Taste is bready and that is one of my favorite qualities in a pilsner. Some damn good pils malt went into this beer. Tasty hops as well, but not as much as I tend to go for

M- Body is light-moderate and almost feels like carbonated flavored mineral water.

D- Chuggalugg. Definite session beer

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 01:05:09 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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docsrock

New York

3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my friend paul and i used to get these on queens blvd for 99 cents alot, a few years ago. no glass to pour into, just bottle. always impressed us, especially at the price. we used to pack a bag full with 16 or so and go to town. I don't know if he still drinks them-being in hell a and all. I stopped drinking them because I came across uniformaly skunky ones all the time. it was a good ride in the late 90's, but I awitched to ballantine ale after all the pepe le pew. none the less, it had a great price and great drinkability in its time. another friend, who is czech still swears by these, and brings a case to most bbqs. not that easy to find in the five boros anymore, but i think i will seek one out as i'm getting sentimental writing this thing.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 04:13:51 | More by docsrock
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.68/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this cheap looking beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer had a nice golden color and that was all that was nice. The smell was slightly sour and I thought the taste was sour or flat also. The head was nonexistant as was any lacing. Very poor quality beer and I will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 14:55:08 | More by Minkybut
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SickBrew

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from the Belmont Station in Portland, OR on my first visit to the store.

This beer looks great, is crystal clear and has a decent head on top. Her nose is a bit timid, and could use some kick. Perhaps some additional Nobel or Saaz hops are in order. Flavor is OK but when in the same game as many great Czech Pilseners, you really have to be on your toes, and this beer fall a bit short. But, after a few more drinks I am getting into the beer more and I would say that It's worth a go. If you a fan of pilseners don't pay to much attention to ratings, just give it a go and decide for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2008 00:15:51 | More by SickBrew
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toolbrew

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with moderate carbonation. Small white head that thinly lingers. Some lacing down the glass.

Smells light and grainy. Sweet mild malt scents too.

Can taste some grains - sweet. Mild hop finish.

Goes down very easily and stimulates the tip of the tongue.

A very drinkable pilsner. Perfect for a hot day or with a light meal.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2008 23:47:30 | More by toolbrew
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clear, medium gold with light orange hues and a frothy 2 finger white head that was moderately lasting. The head was sticky and clung to the sides of the glass as it receded. Visible carbonation was light and sporadic.

S: fresh barley grains that smelled like they were fresh from the fields, with a dry herbal hopping.

T: For flavor there was a touch of dried buttered grain sweetness with a nice showing of spritzy lively lemons. A mild herbal hopping with light straw accents also is present. The flavor is very clean, crisp from start to finish and everything you could possible ask for by style.

M: light on the tongue, smooth, slick with a beautiful lemony zesty hopping that went just perfect with the fresh graininess. A slight carbonation tingle is experienced add to the experience.

D: Good drinkability, crisp, with a great grain palate and soft hopping that is perfectly fitted to style. An easy session and dare I say case worthy. Honestly this beer went down before I even realized it, was that smooth.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 23:20:44 | More by beerthulhu
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a thick bubbly head that falls to a thin layer and leaves plenty of lace. Color is deep golden. Aroma is of sweet pilsner malt and a bit of spicy Czech hops and a little butter. Flavor is a nice balance of Saaz hop flavor and aroma and clean, light malt sweetness. finishes with a nice dry bitterness. Pretty good stuff. I appreciated the slight buttery (diacetyl) taste which is reminiscent of what Pilsner Urquell used to be.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 04:32:25 | More by EagleTalon
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nasty15108

New York

4.08/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 1pt .9oz Euro style bottle into a Pilsner glass.

A - Slightly cloudy golden color. Head of fluffy white foam that faded into a bubbly film and left spotty/soapy lacing. The beer had good carbonation and a small amount of sediment was also detected.

S - Malty Eastern European Pilsner aroma, but some how, it seemed fresher and more pronounced.

T - Malty and crisp with a slight Euro skunkiness. The finish was clean and slightly dry.

MF&D - Light, crisp and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 16:37:23 | More by nasty15108
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +9%
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...

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 20:14:03 | More by dsa7783
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Arizona

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid pour produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is an amber tinged gold color that shows an almost brilliantly clear, bright gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is spicy with hop notes reminiscent of a mix of hay, lemon zest and a clean, almost earthy spiciness. Behind this are some malt notes of grassy grain, a touch of sweet pale malt and a nice saltine-cracker like toasty grain note.

The beer has a crisp, clean bitterness to it that just about cuts through the fullness of the malt. This has a certain heft to it, more than you typical, crisp German Pils, but perhaps not quite as much as a Budvar. The malt contributes a sweet grain flavor (just a touch of grassy honey), and a touch of cracker flavors as well as some light, grassy grain flavors. This has a fullness of malt character, but it is clearly a secondary note to the hops. This has a nice, pronounced hop spiciness to it as well as a touch of lemon zest, a light taste of dried hay and a herbal backdrop that yields ultimately to the clean bitterness.

This is quite a nice beer; so quaffable and it has an interesting clean malt character coupled with an outstanding Czech hop character. I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this beer, but it has proven to be a lot better than anticipated. I would be happy to quaff a few of these on a hot day.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 03:22:35 | More by Gueuzedude
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hyland24

New York

3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Poured a clear golden orange with a good bit of carb although the 1/2 inch white head disappeared as quick as it formed. Smelled like a typical lager with minimal hops coming through, nothing much to speak of there. The taste was decent though very faint. Slight hop bite with apple, pear type sweetness. Heavy on the carb but it suits this beer well. Light, crisp and easy drinking. Not overly flavorful but would definitely pair nice with some brats, onions and kraut. Throw in a hot summer day and this could make due.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2008 06:09:27 | More by hyland24
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half-liter bottle with no visible freshness date. There are visible protein clumps in the bottle, but there are almost none after the pour, though it does look unfiltered. The beer is solid gold, with low carbonation and three fingers of frothy white head that leaves a few rings of lace. In the nose it's mildly hoppy with a light dose of malts - not too aromatic, but pleasant. Tastes of nice noble hops and a bit of sweet malts. Grassy and spicy, with light lemon and pine, a little doughy, with a near medium bitterness on top of a light, dry body that has a lightish, hoppy finish. Not the best pilsner, but it's a very pleasing lager that is easy to session. Cheap and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 21:32:45 | More by mmmbeer
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with a large fluffy white head. A great amount of lacing is left on the glass.

The smell is grassy - lemongrass with a grainy background - a classic pils nose.

The taste isn't up to the aroma, though it stays in the realm of satisfactory. Swwet graininess overtakes the grassy/lemony character that was in the nose. Flavor fades a tad as it progresses, leaving a slight metallic touch. Pretty crisp finish, with a touch of bitterness.

Well-carbonated without being prickly.

On-spot for a classic pils overall. If the taste matched the aroma better - well, that would make for a better brew, but as it is its a classic refresher.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2008 01:28:53 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear amber with no head. Nose is like dirty grains. Flavor carries a slight body and then goes metallic on me real quick. I have a feeling this might be drain pour very soon. Feel has a nice bubble on it, but a thin liquid feel. Overall. Not very good. Wouldn’t suggest it and not sure it is even worth trying. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 01:58:08 | More by RblWthACoz
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shadow1961

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rebel Pilsner pours 2 stiff fingers of head over a clear yellow
brew. Carbonation is spritzy, and the nose is light barley malt
and lager yeast. The flavor is Czech Pilsner all the way- mellow
light malt up front balanced by spicy/herbal Saatz hops. Mouthfeel
is crisp and light, just the way it's supposed to be. It's not the most
complex Pils I've had, but it's perfectly drinkable, authentic, and worth a
try.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2007 09:34:12 | More by shadow1961
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aluskungs

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Darker than most pilseners. There is not much of a head but there is evident carbonation.

Strong corn smell. No hops that I can smell of but there is a grassy smell.

Good carbonation with a sweet flavor that leaves a small residue on your tongue. Minimal hop bitterness and flavor.

Easy to drink with good balance but would like more hop flavor in this beer, this is a pilsener after all.

A rebel beer this isn't, just your average european lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2007 03:48:16 | More by aluskungs
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madjr80

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden brown color and plenty of carbonation. I used to buy this frequently because it was only 2 bucks for a 16.9 bottle. Of course with prices going up, it is no longer only 2 bucks. Anyways... It wasn't something that you would go out of your way for, but it did have some nice qualities that you would consider picking up a bottle or two along with a 6pk of something else.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 17:01:42 | More by madjr80
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pilsner75

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drunk from 16.9 fl. oz. bottle in inverted cone style pilsner glass.

Appearance--golden brown with limited head but very solid lacing down sides of glass. Pinprick size bubbles continue well into drinking the class. Very appealing.

Smell--gentle yeasty smell with a little of the Saaz hops to it.

Taste--early bitterness in the middle of the tongue. Hints of granny smith apple combination of tartness and sweetness early in mouth. Mellows into toasty/wheaty flavor on the upper palette.

Mouthfeel--surprisingly chewy. Carbonation is nicely balanced.

Drinkability--goes down nicely. Would go well with wiener schnitzel and hagymás krumpli (potatoes boiled and then sauteed with onions) or perhaps some not overly fatty pork sausages. The pucker on the tongue would leave me at least wanting to have something to eat if having more than one glass.

I had left Rebel alone after a couple of not-so-good bottles. After this one, I will definitely be drinking it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2007 01:14:32 | More by pilsner75
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Amalak

New York

3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2007 04:52:11 | More by Amalak
Rebel from M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
77 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.