Rebel - Měťanský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
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3.38/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
07-06-2013 01:56:03 | More by quincybsilas
3.14/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
06-13-2013 03:02:18 | More by TheQuietMan22
3.4/5 rDev +2.1%
Serving: Bottle poured into footed pilsener
Served: 6 June 2013
Appearance: Light, of course, and uncomplicated. Actually seems a bit redder than most pilseners, almost like a red gold color, but not quite. When poured, pours a great two finger white head that quickly dissipates, leaving but a trace. Little lacing when drank. Seems light and effervescent.
Smell: The smell is pretty clean. Smells 'beer-y', without much more to say. You can't really discern any notable hop notes, though you can smell the malt just a little.
Taste: Clean and unadulterated. A slightly above average pilsener- a nice light malt backbone piggybacks on just a kiss of hops on the back end. Finishes 'dry', in the wine sense, which invites another sip. I've had better pilseners, and would like to see a more assertive hop profile in this one, though remaining subtle, as to the style.
Mouthfeel: Very effervescent and bubbly. Unfortunately, the carbonation seems to dissipate quickly.
Overall: Not the best pilsener I've had, but not the worst. I remember Pilsener Urquell in Germany being better than this, since the fresher beer kept just the most subtle kiss of hops more forward in the flavor profile than this one.
06-07-2013 01:12:25 | More by Beric
3.6/5 rDev +8.1%
straw colored, small head, typical (?) pilsner . . . . ?
smell is... interesting. got that malty aroma i remember liking from certain brews in my distant past, but not sure if i still do with a refined set of taste buds....
taste is.... decent. got that weird bready taste, but that was desirable in a yesteryear taste... czech beers used to be relatively tolerable but i've had some real downers.
this is tolerable, i suppose, but after a couple plinys it's not cutting it. but to be fair, it's tolerable...
05-12-2013 03:04:40 | More by pkalix
Rebel from Měťanský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
76 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.