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Rebel - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

246 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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 MaxOhle
3/5  rDev -10.2%

MaxOhle, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

LXIXME, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of GOBLIN
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

GOBLIN, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of John_Squires
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

John_Squires, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of OgreSanchez
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

OgreSanchez, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some pale yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thick film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts with moderate aromas of sparkling apple cider (initially but it fades after a few minutes). Light hints of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready malts with a light to moderate amount of light fruit (apple) sweetness. There is a light presence of grassy hops which impart just a touch of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront and smooth towards the finish.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing though not overly complex or interesting. I'm not sure that I would go out of my way to find this one again but it goes pretty well with spicy foods.

dbrauneis, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

foghornleghorn22, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at the local beer store, let's see how well it compares to actual beers in Prague.

Pours a nice fizzy foamy 1 finger head that fades pretty slowly, just a little lacing though, it's crystal clear with a slight small sediment all over mixed in somehow, a golden but watery looking tan colored beer.

Nose isn't too bad, a typical Czech lager actually but not quite as good as the ones in Prague, some grainy toasty malts, a soft layered lager malt base with some complexity, little grassy, with mild grassy hops, not nearly the hop character as most Czech lagers I had over there, and overall a bit lighter, but not skunked or ruined... at least yet.

Taste starts with more of the sweet malts, grainy toasty cereal malts, little sweetness, little watery too but not bad, soft layered malts. Then hops, and plenty of them this time, earthy and herbal mostly, little grassy leafy, starting mildly bitter but ramping quickly, and even a touch of a fruity character. Lager brings the slightest sulfury and mineral note, but mostly soft and crisp. Finish is quite bitter with a long lingering herbal grassy hop note, little fruity, mild toasty straw malts, and somewhat crisp lager.

Mouth is lighter bod and a little watery but not much, lots of popping carb, mild soft lager crispness.

Overall not bad, nothing really ruined, a hint of sulfur note but not much if any, hops eventually kick in although not the same bright hops I remember from Czech Rep, but decent malt profile and lager notes, well rounded, little light on the malts and body though, but still just a step below most of the beers I had in Prague.

jlindros, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

RochefortChris, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

tommy5, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

harpus, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

dmorgan310, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Noelito76, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Wsherry1
1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

Wsherry1, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

ygtbsm94, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of PhantomX19
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

PhantomX19, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Segelstrom
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Segelstrom, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

mrfrancis, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of quincybsilas
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

quincybsilas, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -10.2%

dertyd, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

TheQuietMan22, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Beric
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Beric, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
Rebel from M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
77 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.