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Rebel - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.

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76
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237 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-14-2000)
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.9%

04-03-2014 02:18:06 | More by MaxOhle
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JALIEN

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-25-2012 23:28:58 | More by JALIEN
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +3.6%

It's very clear and golden. A ample 2 inch head of fluffy whiteness forms and lasts a few minutes. The aroma is surprisingly sweet, stronger than I expected. The flavor is very subtle though which I definitely expected. Slightly malty, and slightly hoppy in the finish. This is a very refreshing beer, a lot better than I thought it would be. I'll take this over any U.S. macro-lager any day!

03-20-2003 21:00:29 | More by AudioGilz
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nasty15108

New York

4.08/5  rDev +22.5%

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.

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

New York

3.55/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

07-05-2004 15:05:15 | More by CBFanWish
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Wsherry1

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -55%

10-03-2013 03:04:40 | More by Wsherry1
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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.

11-05-2003 01:37:24 | More by moulefrite
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diamondc

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +21%

Poured into a hefeweizen glass. No best by or bottled date on bottle.

A: Classic Czech pils appearance, not as pale as a German, more on the amber/golden side. Huge bubbles here, massive head that stays 'til the last drop. Excellent.

S: Fresh out of the oven bread. This is as close to fresh bread aroma in a beer that I've ever had. Can smell the spicy hops in the background, too.

T: Spicy, lemon/weak grapefruit-like hops, bready malts, a touch of honey sweetness. Hits all the pilsener notes well.

M: Very quaffable, a hook it up to my veins type of beer.

O: A great Euro pilsener that somehow manages to beat out the local made ones despite coming from across the world, in who knows what kind of conditions.

07-27-2011 04:45:46 | More by diamondc
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AaronRed

New York

3.1/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

07-13-2003 13:36:25 | More by AaronRed
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-05-2014 17:36:12 | More by ElijahRivera
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pbrian

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +17.1%

I really like this beer. Not as deep as PU/Czechvar but there's no mistaking its bohemian heritage. I always walk out of the package store with at least one $0.99/16.9oz bottle. You simply can't beat that!

10-31-2001 08:47:18 | More by pbrian
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Beric

Massachusetts

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
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jale

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +14.1%

A: Pours a clear straw color with almost a finger of white head.

S: Slight floral hop aroma and light malt.

T: Initial light malt sweetness followed by smooth spicy hop bitterness.

M: Light body that is clean and crisp with great carbonation.

O: Nice flavor for the style. Would drink another.

04-26-2011 22:46:14 | More by jale
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GMB

Japan

2.18/5  rDev -34.5%

Czech pilseners are notoriously difficult (and expensive) to produce. Subtle hops, clean, fresh water, and just the right amount of roasted grains will produce something divine.

Rebel pours a medium amber color slightly darker than what I expect from Czech lagers. A mildly frothy head is supported by a fireworks-show of beautiful bubbles that fill the glass.

The nose is mostly of toasted grains; the aromatic characteristics of the hops are hidden by a somewhat unpleasant tinny scent.

The taste of a good pilsener beer is crisp and balanced; that of a great pilsener beer is harmonious and sings like a carefully tuned piano. Rebel is none of the above. The taste of toasted malt obscures any bitter, fruity, and floral characteristics imparted by the hops. The faint but lingering tinny taste also neutralizes the flavor of the hops, which ought to be on display here.

The beer's initially impressive carbonation went flat. It is difficult to judge a beer's mouthfeel when the taste is so unpleasant, because the former only has value insofar as it complements the latter. Still, I can say that on my first sip there was a champagne-like sharpness on the tongue, which would have nicely complemented any well-executed pilsener. Within a few minutes, though, the beer was below-average.

The fine print on the back of this beer's label identifies it as "The Award Winning, Authentic Czech Beer." Our postmodern world has taught aesthetes to be suspicious of claims of authenticity, for it is no indication of quality or aesthetic value. But I was surprised to read that this beer has won awards. Where? From whom? The bottle doesn't tell us this important bit of information...

09-27-2012 20:26:23 | More by GMB
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-25-2014 23:36:32 | More by TeachChefs
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PerHops

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%

A- Looks like your typical chzech style lager. Nothing too special, but doesn't look ominous, either.

S- Nice. Very much what I was expecting.

T- Very good flavor. I would definitely order this if I found it at a bar. Very similar to Urquell and i mean that as a sincere complement.

M- Fantastic. Again, second only to Urquell.

O- Excellent pilsner that I can only imagine would be better in Prague.

11-07-2011 02:30:03 | More by PerHops
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John_Squires

New York

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

02-13-2014 16:17:18 | More by John_Squires
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cretemixer

Indiana

2.58/5  rDev -22.5%

Pours a clear, light golden color with a decent head that fades to a thin layer pretty quickly. Slight musty malt aroma. A little grassy too. Metallic mineral taste with a bitter bite. The bitterness seems more from the mettalic character than hops. Mouthfeel is slightly thin, carbonation good. Not a bad deal at .99 a bottle, but I can't recommend this beer. Spend a little more for a better product.

01-24-2003 08:20:36 | More by cretemixer
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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

3.2/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured into pilsner glass...

A: pours a bright golden color with a 1 finger head of creamy foam. leaves bubbly lacing in arches here and there

S: slightly sweet and grainy, with a barely detectable aroma of spicy hops, overall very faint

T: well rounded grainy and malty sweetness, with a hop flavor of lemon and spiciness, much stronger than the nose would lead you to expect. finishes with an earthy grain and mineral-like character with lingering hop spiciness.

M a decent medium body with a crisp character that follows through to the off dry finish

Overall, a decent czech pils but i've had better. I would like it better if there were more malt character, but more than anything more hop character would be nice. Comes to close to the adjunct category for me to honestly say it was worth eleven dollars.

06-29-2010 02:33:51 | More by OlRasputin989
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rallyr32

New York

4/5  rDev +20.1%

12-03-2012 00:21:16 | More by rallyr32
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DrunkenMonk

California

2/5  rDev -39.9%

04-25-2014 08:30:12 | More by DrunkenMonk
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RoyFokker

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-27-2014 16:19:46 | More by RoyFokker
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olmatty

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -7.5%

Appearance- Pours a two finger white head with poor retention and lacing, beer is a tawny gold.

Smell- I can't decide if this smell is just a bitter pale malt or some kind adjunct odor. Not very pleasant.

Taste- Earthy and robust and slightly sweet. Malts seem to have a somewhat adjunct-like quality. This flavor combines with bitter hops and it's hard to tell when the odd malt flavor ends and the hop flavor begins. Tastes somewhat like raw malts.

Mouthfeel- Crisp carbonation, more robust than German Pils.

Drinkability- Earthiness detracts from drinkability.

02-05-2009 04:04:38 | More by olmatty
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steelerguy

New York

3.23/5  rDev -3%

A - Straw color yellow, very bright, with a good amount of carbonation. Small white head that faded too fast, but at least left a covering.

S - Clean malt smell, but not a lot of it. Grain aroma really comes though.

T - Crisp and simple. Although not a lot of sweetness, it comes though without any real hop presence. Then it almost seems like there is a coin in your mouth as it finishes

M - Thin and watery, like a pils, nice little tingle from the carbonation, doesn't feel much different than carbonated water.

D - It is refreshing and has a nice grain flavor. Good picnic/BBQ in the sun beer, but not one I would care to drink while the beer was the focus of attention.

Overall the beer isn't bad, but I won't purchase it again.

09-25-2009 23:30:51 | More by steelerguy
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AChamberlain

Texas

3.53/5  rDev +6%

I picked up a few bottles of Rebel whilst at Key Food in Brooklyn. I first got them b/c I wanted something drinkable for dinner. I saw them for 1.25 and thought why not. As they were zapped by the cashier I saw that they were in fact only 99 CENTS. I ran back and got a couple more.

Now to the beer. Overall not my favorite Czech Pils, but pretty good and really drinkable. The mouthfeel is near perfect smooth yet a bit bubbly. Also the appearance is great, orangish gold with a nice foamy white head. The aroma was a bit too skunky, but well within the style. Good taste, honeyish, but again to skunky for my tastes.

For the price, it can't be beat. Get Budvar or Krusovice if you are not being cheap though.

08-02-2007 23:47:21 | More by AChamberlain
Rebel from M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
76 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.