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Rebel Kent The First | 3 Sheeps Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Sheeps Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
3sheepsbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerFMAndy on 07-18-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
105
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
37.01%
 
 
Wants:
1
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25
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Reviews by TheQuietMan22:
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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 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 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 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 chip26
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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 richkrull
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Bingja18
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Photo of BigAl18
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeThumel
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of falconxman
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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

Photo of Giesch
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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 Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jdkitchi
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of MrTana
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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 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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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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