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13 Rebels ESB - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of Mojo
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter

A - Medium gold pour with an initial one finger head, ZERO retention, ZERO lacing.

S - very weak nose, mostly floral and bread

T - caramel malt with a tangy and spicy twist and a big bitter finish (although the stated IBU of 142 is laughable)

M - adequate with a bit of an aftertaste

O - Taste is not bad, but otherwise unremarkable.

Mojo, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
3/5  rDev -15.3%

ZEB89, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of JoninVT
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

JoninVT, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Nick_RobertsM3
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Nick_RobertsM3, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of tfsimpkins
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

tfsimpkins, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of BigAlofOrion
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BigAlofOrion, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of CottomanEmpire
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

CottomanEmpire, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

baklo, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of ImpactDan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ImpactDan, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

WDJersey, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

buckyp, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of sonofliberty2
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

sonofliberty2, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of awr84
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

awr84, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of BeerZack
4/5  rDev +13%

BeerZack, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +13%

pathman, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

kylehay2004, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +13%

claspada, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Evoforen
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Evoforen, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Rifugium, May 28, 2013
Photo of jpro
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a mug...

A: light copper; light beige, pinky-width head; thin retention leaves a few strands of lace; looks pretty good. *there may be an error on the label... 142 IBUs?!

S: toasted malt; nutty; bready; typical ESB aroma.

T: bready malt flavor; peanut skin; crusty; somewhat abrasive hop finish.

M: pretty average feel.

O: not bad overall; kind of a hoppier Fat Tire (but not at 142 IBUs); a nice traditional ale to throw back.

*from notes 5-13-13

jpro, May 20, 2013
Photo of Dave1999
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Dave1999, May 14, 2013
Photo of NoCurse2012
3/5  rDev -15.3%

NoCurse2012, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick off-white and billowy head into a snifter that left good lacing throughout. the body was a bright copper.
s - caramel and toasted bread.
t - caramel, bread, toffee, spicy and grassy hops.
m - creamy and medium mouthfeel.
o - one of my favorite ESBs and i think this is FB's best beer.

GPHarris, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Jalogan2
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Jalogan2, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -15.3%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 12, 2013
13 Rebels ESB from French Broad Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.