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Rebel - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.

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77
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246 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Photo of texashammer
2.4/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Deep dark golden yellow. Strong odor of cheap skunky beer, like bud. Very little head. Smell is overwhelming while the taste is barely there. Sharp bite on the mouthfeel. Starts out bitter; slightly sweet in the middle and on the very short finish. Not impressed yet somehow less bad than I expected.

texashammer, Sep 23, 2004
Photo of donnebaby
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light puffs of dusty cereals over a base apple juice sweetness. Robust gold body, active, covered in a swampy haze.

Great bitter hop overtones in the mouth and a medium body. Medium carbonation. As it warms, it develops a bizarre ginger ale taste, which I enjoyed. Aftertaste is weak and metallic, which makes it sound like it's strong and powerful--but really it's not that good.

donnebaby, Sep 17, 2004
Photo of afinepilsner
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle
This beer is a very clear golden color. The white head did not last long at all. There is light hop aroma with a little malt also. This beer starts out very crisp then slightly malty with an odd finish. A pretty average easy drinking beer.

afinepilsner, Sep 05, 2004
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Gusler, Aug 08, 2004
Photo of CBFanWish
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear golden yellow colour with a thick frothy white head. The aroma was of sweet malts and saaz hops. The taste was mildly hoppy with a malty sweetness.
Not a bad beer by any means. I'm not the biggest fan of pilsners, but this may just be one of the best beers you can drink while sitting alongside the pool. Comfortable and easy going.

CBFanWish, Jul 05, 2004
Photo of necoadam
2.08/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had some high expections going in with this beer, but this has seriously let me down. Poured out a light golden color with a decent amount of carbonation. Looked nice actually. Smell wasn't that great. Some hops were detected but that was it. Taste was the same as smell. Some hop bite was noticable along with some metallic flavors which lasted into the aftertaste. I was really expecting more from this beer, perhaps it was a bad bottle, some skunkiness was in the aroma, but this was a let down for sure. Try it at your own risk.

necoadam, Jun 24, 2004
Photo of Shiloh
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrived a very nice straw golden hue with miniscule head, which quickly disapated to almost nothing...very thin ring and minor lace.
Carbonation is medium at best but appropriate.
The body is medium as well.
Aroma is of the skunk initially but quickly disapates to a minor in yeast.
The taste is very nice...equal balance to begin...malt/hop with a short explosion of hopiness to end.
No linger.
This is a session beer, of that there is no doubt!!!

Shiloh, Jun 07, 2004
Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear, bright yellow-amber. The head is average in size, somewhat frothy, not all that long-lived and leaves almost no lace. The aroma is spicy-musky, an aroma that I usually associate with noble hops. When less than fresh, it's a smell that reminds me of a skunk's scent, although I don't believe that this particular beer is actually skunked.

Nothing special on the palate. It tastes like grain with the aforementioned noble hop aroma translated into less than fresh noble hop flavor. There's also a biting bitterness that borders on quinine-like and an underlying metallic flavor. For all of that, it is drinkable. Calling it enjoyable, though, is going a bit far.

I've heard so many good things about Czech beer, but Rebel is almost certainly not one that aficionados have in mind when praising the brewmasters from that country.

BuckeyeNation, May 27, 2004
Photo of Afterburner
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Rich, crystal clear gold color, with small, quickly-fading head. No collar or lacework to speak of.

Smell: Surprisingly fruity, almost like an ale. Plums and hints of banana, in the main. Mild hop character.

Taste: Very faint sweetness, which is quickly overwhelmed by the tartness of the flowery hops. A pronounced buttery character manifests on the way to the dry, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, with a surprisingly restrained carbonation for the style. It's still festively bubbly, but not as much as other lagers I've had.

Drinkability: It's a good, solid lager, but I think I'd grow bored with it in short order. Then again, I feel that way about most pilsners, so take that with a grain of salt.

Afterburner, May 16, 2004
Photo of jvajda
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light golden-pilsner color and two-finger head.
Smell: Nothing too special here, just a good old Czech pilsner.
Taste: A little bland. Less flavor that desired. Light hoppy and grassy tastes. Very subtle fruit or spices flavors are just noticable.
Mouthfeel: Like your everyday pilsner.
Drinkabilty: Good session beer. This is light enough in flavor to never overwhelm, but still a little boring sometimes.

jvajda, Apr 26, 2004
Photo of RedDiamond
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

RedDiamond, Feb 27, 2004
Photo of Razor
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Czech Rebel Beer has a basic golden yellow appearance. There isn't anything that really stands out to me and there's not that hurts this beer either in the appearance.

The smell was sort of bland to me, I didn't get an awakening aroma that stood out and caught my nose.

The taste is a little above average. It sort of has a smooth taste, I can't really figure this one out.

The mouthfeel is average with a crisp bite to it. Nothing really special here.

The drinkability is about average. I could sit down with a few of these but nothing really stood out for me.

Overall I think this is an alright beer but nothing I would highly recommend.

**Pocket A's in one hand, Czeck Rebel Beer in the other**

Razor, Feb 18, 2004
Photo of sparkydoyle
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light carbonation and very little head. Head was creamy and white, very small and faded quickly.

Color is slightly darker than the "American Pilsner yellow". Clear beer with small and sparse carbonation bubbles. Inviting nose includes munich malts and a slight hop nose.

Flavor is slight but complex-- dextrin, followed by a bright hoppy note and a mellow long slide toward bitterness as the sip leaves the tongue. Very drinkable, goes with anything, and the price is pretty good.

sparkydoyle, Feb 13, 2004
Photo of ComradeCanadia
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a big brown bottle, looked like a decent pils - so I got it. Let's see here.

Appearance: Uhm... no head. None. This poured a coarse, little head that VANISHED. The actual beer itself looks appetizing enough, but no head? What the hell? Far too flat looking.

Smell: Hey! Better, quite hoppy... sort of astringent and tea-ish. Lemon... some other fruit? Someone mentioned grapes in their review, that might be it.

Taste: I like this, a lot. QUITE bitter, and that's exactly how I like my beer. Powerful hops, astringent and just delicious at the back of the palatte, and a few other flavours kicking around. Lemon rinds are there, I'm tasting that grape now... mm. I like this a lot.

Mouthfeel: Clean, crisp, nice. It's not as flat as the TOTAL LACK OF HEAD would have me believe - and in fact it's rather pleasant in the mouth.

Drinkability: I could down these rather easily, especially on a hot day. I love Czech pilsners, and this is no exception.

Notes: Aside from the TOTAL LACK OF HEAD this is a wonderful beer I think I might even buy again. Was there soap in my glass or something? I'll give it another review when I drink it again. If you like a good, clean pilsner and dig your hops - this is a great one.

ComradeCanadia, Jan 20, 2004
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
1.98/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was my first taste of Czech beer, and if this one is any sign of there quality, I will probably keep my distance. I didn't expect this to blow me away, but I was hoping for a nice pilsner. First of all, I am not sure if I got a bad bottle, but this was VERY flat. There was literally no head what so ever. And it sure isn't hard to produce a head in a pilsner glass. Secondly, it just reminded me of something that you would buy in 30 packs at the grocery store for $8.99. I can't say that it was disgusting at all, but it had absolutely nothing special about it and what it did have in its body was even weak.

ALESwhatCURESya, Jan 18, 2004
Photo of WesWes
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale golden color with a spotty lace head. The aroma is good . There is the presence of pale malts and Czech style aroma hops. The taste is decent, but not great. This is a very clean tasting beer. It's not at all complex in malt composition, but it goes down easy. The mouthfeel is good. It has just the right amount of carbonation and is low bodied. This is a good drinking beer.

WesWes, Dec 05, 2003
Photo of RocketWidget
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a .5 liter Euro-style bottle, cool red lettering. Pours a beautiful gold, but the head sucks. Smells vaguely of hops, but nothing bold. Tastes hoppy and slightly bitter, but taste soon dissapates into nothing. Refreshing, but nothing outstanding, try it once at least.

RocketWidget, Nov 13, 2003
Photo of moulefrite
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not really all that impressed with this one. Pretty boring looking, mass produced appearence that some would call the color of "real" beer. See through pale golden with little head and almost no stick. The mouth feel is light and the flavors cloying, leaving a sticky sweet residue of skunk. Quite beer-less in flavor, more adjunct, metalic, bitter tinny tasting than anything. The finish is long and cloying so have food on hand to wash the flavors back.

moulefrite, Nov 05, 2003
Photo of daledeee
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured nice clear yellow, head goes away quickly. Smell is hoppy and malty. Taste is like a lager. Roasted malt flavor. Pretty hoppy. Nice carbonation. I am not as fond of lagers as I used to be but this one is pretty good. Taste stays good as it warms up. That is more than I can say for most american lagers. This is reasonably priced for an import also-$6.79

daledeee, Jul 26, 2003
Photo of oberon
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw color with a big head that goes very quickly,quite a bubbly brew.The smell was a little musty kinda awkword for a pilsner I think,thee is some slight bready aromas as well.The taste is a little blah,there is a little hop dryness in there with a weak sweetness to it.Drinkable but not overly flavorfull in my opinion.

oberon, Jul 13, 2003
Photo of AaronRed
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

While not a top pilsner, this beer is not bad, certainly much better then mass produced beers in the U.S. Nothing special about it though, as it poured very clear, with not much aroma. Sort of a reserved grain like flavor, which blends with a slight bitter tone. Not much else for me to say, other then it was enjoyable, clean tasting, and could be consumed with ease.

AaronRed, Jul 13, 2003
Photo of Indybeer
2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz bottle. Poured a clear golden with no real head and no lacing. Aroma is faintly of hops and little else. Taste is a disappointment very little carbonation, weak and watery thin mouthfeel. Some hop bitterness in the finish but very little else. If I didn't know better I'd think this was just another macro beer!

Indybeer, Jun 23, 2003
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 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 cokes
2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

cokes, May 30, 2003
Rebel from M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
77 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.