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13 Rebels ESB - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierguy5 on 05-18-2004)
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Ryan011235

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3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass on 1/9/11

Many thanks to PDXHops

The color is a quite nice burnt, golden amber. A fury of rising bubbles results in a 3/4th inch cap of foam. Head retention is thinner. Clumps of bubbly lace remain.

Right after the pour a hodge-podge of hop aromas wafted about: herbal, grassy, earthy pine & orange rind. A few minutes of calm finds the hops move to the back, as the nose exhibits a smooth malt presence of toasted bread & caramel.

The taste is quite similar to the aroma. Hops of the grassy & herbal ilk wash over the palate with a modest sense of bitterness & hints of pine. The malt bill is plenty toasty with an apparent breadiness & subtle notions of caramel. Fairly dry.

The feel seemed thin at first but has compounded upon itself, becoming an appropriate medium body. Carbonation hangs out in average territory. Herbal finish with hints of toasted caramel.

13 Rebels ESB is pretty solid; certainly an easy sipper. The reasonable abv is appreciated, too.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 01:32:50 | More by Ryan011235
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13 Rebels ESB from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.