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Rebellion Blonde - Rebellion Beer Co

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5 Ratings
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 10.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rebellion Beer Co
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: velkyal on 02-03-2009)
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Reviews by wl0307:
Photo of wl0307
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Coming in a 500ml brown bottle, BB 30/07/14, served mildly chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a golden colour with good clarity and moderate carbonation, topped with a thin off-white frothy had settling fast to a thin sheet to last.
S: lemon-candy-ish, sweet buttery and faintly caramely on the malt side, alongside floral hop aroma and a light note of boiled sweet root-vegetables likely due to pasteurisation; given a good swirl, the sweet grassy hints of hops come to the fore.
T: quite effervescent/gassy on the entry, lemony&floral hoppiness and semi-sweet pale malt come hand in hand, with the latter showing a rather deep starchy and grainy quality to it which sends out rather nice malt aroma down the rear of the palate; the mouthfeel goes dry-ish in the aftertaste, fitting well with the restrained grassy bitterness and more undertones of boiled root vegetables.
M&O: the mouthfeel is not quite right on the carbonation level, being just too much as far as my palate is concerned, the flavour profile is unbalanced in favour of pale malts but really the hop flavour is a bit too timid, and the buttery bi-product of fermentation as well as the boiled veggie notes possibly from pasteurisation are noticeable at every sip. All in all, this is not a beer well-presented through this bottle, but I’m intrigued to see if it fairs better in the cask-conditioned form.

wl0307, Sep 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 500ml bottle, best before 10th Feb 2011, drank and reviewed 24th Jan 2011. The rear label claims it can be used as a light, thirst quenching alternative to a lager or you can liberate the complex flavours of an ale, depending on what you want, just serve it at different temps! I'm reviewing a cold one, so it should lean towards a lager!

Poured into a straight sided UK pint sleeve. The beer in certainly on the blonde side, light amber more than a strawberry or golden blonde, but blonde it is. The thin white head became a wisp and collar very quickly, a pity.

The initial smell was of a honey sweetness and treacle like malty molasses. That all sounds overly sweet, but wasn't really sickly, just huge hints of those aromas. To be fair, the smell changed as the beer warmed, becoming less sweet and more fruity and Ale like.

The smell sweetness turned semi-sweet with no hop feel what so ever, the malts being mild in flavour but giving the sweetness. I prefer sweeter beers, but I couldn't take to this for some reason.

Strange beer, not a huge disappointment, but not what I was expecting. It didn't turn into an 'Complex Ale' as it warmed in the glass either. A crossdresser of a beer, not in my eyes, just a beer that doesn't know what it is!

BlackHaddock, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of Globetrotter
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hand-carried from the Thames valley to Vienna (thanks, Simon!), the dark brown half liter bottle sports a wide body, thin neck and a long and thin label featuring the name printed vertically inside an doric column. No ingredient information. Best before 4/29/10, I opened it on 6/7/09. Label claims this is a mix of traditional ale and continental lager. OK...

Pours a clear and bubbly darkish gold under a one finger white head that fades fairly quickly to film and collar. No lace. The nose is berry sweet with a touch of spice. The mouth is quite prickly and fairly heavy. The taste is dominated by the sweetish spiciness. Not much hops bitterness, leaving a more Belgian than English impression. Certainly not an American-style pale ale, it does seem a bit of a mix. Not convinced I'm a big fan, either.

Globetrotter, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask at The Bree Louise, Euston, London.

Pours amber orange with no head. Smoky orange boiled sweets nose. Jaffa cake malts and orange jelly hops. Vanilla finish. Medium, some cling, round.

Sweeter and maltier than most English Blondes I've tasted, which seems to land it between a summer ale and a pint of bitter, stylistically.

Hops are still there, though, which is good.

StJamesGate, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of velkyal
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Made with both lager malt and malt used for making bitter, the result is a drink which is great cold, and also not bad when it warms up. The beer itself is golden and with a nice amount of carbonation, although the head did disappear somewhat quickly. The nose was an orchestra of fruit, with apples and bananas very much to the fore, as the drinking went on I thought I could notice touches of tea as well. And what a nice beer it is to drink as well, there is a nice spiciness to it as well as it being rather light and summery, the only downer being that the longer it sits it kind of loses something and becomes lifeless. Still, a very nice beer to have on hand, well chilled in barbecue season.

velkyal, Feb 03, 2009
Rebellion Blonde from Rebellion Beer Co
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.