13 Rebels ESB | French Broad Brewing Co.

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13 Rebels ESB13 Rebels ESB

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierguy5 on 05-18-2004

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of etownhooligan
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A slight burnt orange hue with an ivory head on the top.

S: A bready aroma greets ones nose, with a faint aroma reminiscent of hops infused with honey.

T: A very pleasant balance between the hops and malt. After the initial tasting came a slight tanginess and lingering bitterness that bites the tongue. I also noticed some pleasant floral after essence. Delightful little brew.

M: Just slightly carbonated and not too heavy of a mouth feel. It leaves a bit of ones tongue feeling a bit dry, but nonetheless pleasant mouth feel.

O: I would like to drink this beer on the back of a beach house, seeing that it already has the skull on the label. I enjoyed this craft brew, it was very surprising. I would not mind having another, it was a pleasant and refreshing beverage on this long Saturday evening.

Serving type: 12 ounce can.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of jharris0624
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ivanovichi
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 oz Bomber into a tulip pint

A- Orangey yellow very cloudy color, minimal (1/4 inch) cream colored head. Very little lacing.

S- Very citrusy to the nose, nothing else much...

T- Now with the taste we're getting somewhere! very hoppy, the citrus comes through here real well. Although the proposed IBU's of this brew were way off the mark I believe.

M- Light, the taste did not last very long but the little bit of coating I did get was nice, earthy feeling.

O- I will be trying the rest of what French Broad has to offer. The regular IPA was twice, if not more-so, as bitter as the 13 Rebels so it begs the question what has French Broad done with the rest of their brews? For the record, though, I would buy this again for sure.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Mojo
3.86/5  rDev +9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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