13 Rebels ESB | French Broad Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
frenchbroadbrewery.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierguy5 on 05-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
244
Reviews:
103
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of chinchill
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz can.
Either over-carbonated or some sort of QC problem here as the beer over-flowed the can upon opening, and filled my glass with more foam than liquid even many minutes later on the second pour. Smells and tastes a bit off but not bad. Both a touch sweeter and a bit hoppier than a typical UK ESB, this does have a solid, medium dark malt base.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TripelMark
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with a quarter inch of off white to tan on top. Light lacing. I smell dark bready malt, not unlike the Outback Steakhouse bread which is more of a honey wheat. The taste is more of a dark bready malt flavor with a gentle hop bitterness at the back of the palate that breaks up the sweetness. The mouth is lightly mineral with a light carbonation.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmm313
4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josbor11
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGust82
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jxl
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twage04
2.88/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Tastes like cucumbers and bananas? Very lacking in malt and english character, not sure if if my can was infected or if the beer was supposed to be like this. Oddest ESB i've ever tried.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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13 Rebels ESB from French Broad Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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