Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at Barleys Asheville. Reddish bronze. Thin top. Super caramel, to a fault. Little to no bitterness. Almost flat. (#4285, 10/4/2011)
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 Pours light brown from tap with an inch of white foam. Not much on the nose. Slight nuttiness on the tongue. Clean finisher. Meh! Update: draft at ruby’s BBQ shack. Pouts brown from tap with a thin white head. A little bit more malt detected on the nose. Lots of malty goodness on the tongue with a nice malt rush on the finish. I liked this one a lot more this time.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy carramelfinish.
yackery (144) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle in a flute. Sandy fingers-thick head and thin lacing over light, coppery body.
Aroma is quite malty. The 13 rebels must be the incogruous notes in the aroma. Many are fruit, there’s also (in no particular order) bubblegum, soap, floral, and other good things.
Taste is salty and some bitter.
Palate is a little lively with a bitter finish.
French Broad _très bonne_.
BlackWarrior (202) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber/copper with a small offwhite head. Subtle aroma of hops, molasses and granola. Thin up front with average carbonation and some bitter finish. A decent beer.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Midtown. Pours a hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of ale esters and caramelly malts. Medium bodied with a slight earthiness to the texture. Flavor of caramel, toffe, and a hint of chocolate countered by a dank herbal bitterness. Finish has some apple and buttery notes, which are distracting. I would like to try this again fresh or on tap.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent ESB from NC, albeit a very, very malty one. Very malty. Almost as if it’s the antithesis of what you’d expect an ESB to be going on title alone. Not that it’s a bad beer, just one that flirts too closely with mediocrity. The feel is too thin for such a roasted-toffee flavored soul, causing the beer to grow slightly saccharine as it warms. I wish the hops were more prevalent and the carbonation heartier, since 13 Rebels does get rather hard to put away as the pint empties.
bleeng (1458) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Bright gold and slightly hazy-very little head. Nose is bit metallic, with some slight hop profile. Taste is very sharp, with slight hops and some low level maltiness. Mild flavoring with a bit of alcoholic bite. Pretty much a plain beer with no outstanding characteristics but not awful.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The beer pours a dark orange with a hint of amber. The head is light white with light retention and lacing.
The aroma is matly not a sweet citrus, just sugar malts with a hint of alcohol.
The taste is very watery with just a little bitter. This is very boring.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/12/11. On tap. Clear amber pour with a creamy off-white head that lasts and laces a ton. Light biscuit aroma of caramel and chocolate. Very nice malty flavor with chocolate and earthy hops. Yum.