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13 Rebels ESB - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierguy5 on 05-18-2004

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 217 | Reviews: 101
Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of caramel malt, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, hint of earthy malt, hint of yeast, slight hops, hint of tea, and a hint of sugar. Fits the style of an Extra Special / Strong Bitter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of earthy malt, caramel malt, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, slight subtle hops, and a hint of yeast.

Photo of BGsWo22
3.02/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greeniedgator
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My wife says it tastes like dirty socks

Photo of Amedlin18
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EEscobar
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skipster
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice tasting, but nothing special.

Photo of Mattyb79
2.78/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not good at all. Had a strange metallic taste to it. Aroma was decent, but completely fell apart when I tasted it.

Photo of myelo
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap.

A: copper colored, clear, with half inch white head

S: bready aroma with some fruit typical of an English ale

T: bready, toasted malt with a smooth mild bitterness (earthy, herbal, floral)

F: medium to light body. No noticeable ethanol warmth. Medium carbonation.

O: nice, balanced ale. Well done.

Photo of Givensmatt
1/5  rDev -71.6%

Photo of Omnium
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of iiaudio
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of JimKal
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

This was an interesting beer. I don't think this tastes like other ESBs that I've tried. It pours nicely into a SA Perfect Pint and displays some head and lacing but when I tried it with a Nonic there was virtually no head and no lacing, The color is amber with a hint of orange. The taste and aroma are hard to describe but I would lean toward earthy. I will say that I enjoyed the beer. It seems to be a nice transition to the fall for me although I would prefer a slightly darker color.

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Mfbda1daonly
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jburlew
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of swgwilt
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

French Broad 13 Rebels ESB has a fairly thick cream colored head with heavy lacing and a murky, bubbly, orange appearance. The aroma is of toffee, light fruits, English hop resin, a slight nut, and citrus acidity. Taste is of all that, with mild bitterness, sweet bread dough, and a grass or weed note. Mouthfeel is medium, and French Broad 13 Rebels ESB finishes fairly crisp and odd. It’s one that the drinker would really have to try to appreciate, because it’s difficult to describe.

RJT

Photo of 8dubs148
4.84/5  rDev +37.5%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of WVUbrew
4.3/5  rDev +22.2%

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13 Rebels ESB from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.