Rebel Kent The First | 3 Sheeps Brewing

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Brewed by:
3 Sheeps Brewing
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 07-18-2012

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 107
Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.7/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I got the single bottles of this beer at a Woodman’s in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

With a straight amber color, it has rich cereal and rye bread malt with some brandy and dark fruits mixed in. Subtle, mild, phenols and exotic spices from the rye rounds it out nicely, along with a fantastic mouthfeel and aroma. This is a great example of how you can successfully add delicious rye into the beer without making it ridiculously bitter, like way too many IPAs these days that use rye instead of the more balanced variety.

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Photo of chinchill
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle in Minneapolis, MN.

A: Average looking for style, including clarity, red-copper color, and head.

Smell: Roasted grains; dark bread; faint hint of smoke.

Taste: Malty and bready; slightly sweet with underlying bitterness and no sourness. Medium level of roast with no smoke or burnt notes. Toffee. A little coffee in the finish.

Feel: medium body with medium carbonation

Overall: a solid, slightly above average and slightly spicy red ale.

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

Pours a clear reddish amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, rye spice, and some biscuit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bready biscuity note.

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Photo of KellyScottMad
4.27/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a smooth amber red ale. I like it, but I don't love it. It is a good beer to drink on those warm days and one that I will have again, but not one of those go to beers.

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Photo of dhannes
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

An appealing pour of rusty copper with a thin light yellow head; smell was creamy; the taste was almost non-existent--almost like drinking colored water...even Busch Signature Copper Lager has more flavor than this beer. Slight maltiness and faint hops, with even fainter cream and sweetness. A decent, drinkable body that I paired with pizza. An okay beer, but not worthy of buying again...I would try a draft if someone bought it for me, however.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2/26 (Bottle) - Decent pour, smelled of toffee and caramel. Poured light, reddish brown coloured with a short tan head. Taste was light, not much texture, and easy going down. Good light tasting beer for a meal.

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Photo of Kopps
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours into a Pint glass a hazy amber with about 1 inch head. Lacey but quickly fades.
Quite malty fragrance and tastes that way too. The mouth feel is not a much like an ale but more like a lager. After sitting a bit too breath a bit, it brought out more effervesce and aroma, goes flat too soon to be overall disappointing. But OK for an average beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and toast aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet caramel and toast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is simple but tasty.

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Photo of jwc215
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange-tinged copper with a thin (fizzy at first) head that becomes wispy. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of mild caramel with some, slightly roasted, bread.

The taste is of mild caramel, a little water in the middle, finishing with a mild sweetness balanced by some tea-like leafy dryness.

It is light and crisp. Pretty smooth.

Nothing particularly "special" but it's a mild amber ale that is easy enough to drink.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.96/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Y'know, I enjoy the label art and the intriguing name, but I hate it when those two things come to me without any text with some sort of explanation or backstory or whathaveyou. Regardless, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises straight grains, light toffee, flowers, mild greens, and a pinch of powdered sugar in the deep. The taste brings in more of the same, minus that whole powdered sugar thing, but plus a stronger grain component, even drier than before. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I can't say this is something I can recommend, whether or not style is even taken into account. It's too grainy for its own good, and, beyond that, it's just kinda there, kinda very meh.

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Photo of Lemke10
2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This pours a golden amber color with not too much of a head. There is a slight malty aroma lingering on top. The flavor has some good malt notes but otherwise it is quite simple and rather bland for a Belgian style ale. Has a sweet finish and hey it’s beer still but this one could use some work.

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is hazy amber with a ruby/grapefruit tint. A finger of eggshell-colored head left a spotted skim, ring around the edge, and a little lacing along the glass.

Smell: While allowing the beer to warm in the glass, I could smell a fusion of caramel, toffee, and cocoa from about three-quarters of an arm’s length away. Up close it smells a lot like a British pale ale: lots of toffee, caramel, toasted malts, molasses, rye bread, and grass. Needless to say, it is very inviting.

Taste: Much spicier than I was expecting. The rye is really powerful. The beer’s website mentions Belgian yeast and I’ll go with it (what the heck?). Underneath and overshadowed are caramel, toffee, bready toasted malts, and grass. I do not pick up any molasses, though. There are hints of honey and fruity esters, though.

Drinkability: Though it is flavorful, I was expecting something different from the aroma. I wanted a rich, malty, British-style pale ale. But whatever. It is what it is — which is pretty tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

3 Sheeps Rebel Kent The First

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Shiny copper, with very nice clarity. A finger of off white head quickly settled to a light dusting. Decent lacing left on the pint.

S) Whole grain toast, grass, earthiness, yeast, and faint caramel sweetness.

T) Bready/toasty, quite earthy, some grass, light bitterness. The rye malt comes forward on the flavor. Light spicing, perhaps the yeast.

M) A lighter medium body, with a good amount of carbonation. Smooth drinking... Finishes clean...

O) A little bit of a different take on the Amber Ale style. Pretty enjoyable overall, and certainly worth a try if ambers are your thing.

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Photo of Schwarz
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. Poured into a Capital brewery pint glass. Solid off white head that measured about 3/4 of an inch, some light lacing left on the glass. Smell is rich with a yeasty bready, malt scent to it. Tastes delicious. Very light hopping, with a smooth malt flavor and a great light yeast tinge. My only problem with this beer is that it feels a little thin. On the whole, I'm happy with it, and look forward to trying more from 3 Sheeps.

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Photo of drpimento
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served kind of cold, with a small, creamy, light tan head that slowly settled and plenty of sheeting lace. Color is a clear, darker amber with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is a very mild malt, fruit, yeast. Flavor is like nose, sweet in front followed quickly with carbonic tang and then some bitter and not much else. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, on the short side, and very drinkable if non-descript.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.42/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
No date or info. 5.0% ABV, 10 IBUs.

(Bottles are pending label approval and are expected to hit market early-to-mid fall.)

A - Vibrant clarity shows off the gorgeous bronze color nicely! Enkel Biter pours with an ivory-colored pile of foam that settles to a thin skim with traces of wispy lace on the tulip.

S - Musty and earthy beginning, Enkel Biter is unique right off the bat! Toasted wheat and amber malt have a nice dryness that's balanced by sweet caramel undertones and overlapped by yeast nuances. Fermented by a Belgian strain, dark fruit esters and light spice notes arise from a hearty swirl. Hops are merely hinted at with just a trace of citrus on the finish.

T - Enkel Biter's flavor offers the same balance the nose does; toasted malt, Munich-like, with a balanced caramel sweetness on the finish that marries well with the yeast esters the Belgian strain provides. Nuanced dark fruit and traces of spice trail across the tongue.

M - With minimal hop presence, the balance almost seems to come more from the blend of malt and yeast with the sweet juxtaposed to the dry. Leaning towards being medium-full bodied and very smooth, Enkel Biter goes down very nicely, but not something I would consider quaffable.

O - 3 Sheeps takes a new approach to amber ales with a great blend of malt, minimal hopping, and a subtle Belgian yeast strain that offers delicate nuances rather than beating one over the head. Friendly to the palate in more ways than one, Enkel Biter is quite a nice departure from the typical American Amber!

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Rebel Kent The First from 3 Sheeps Brewing
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