Rebel Bullhorn Black Lager
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Brewed by Rebel
Style: Schwarzbier
Penryn, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Bullhorn Black Lager is a clean, crisp and refreshing black lager. It makes the best use of six different British malts, three hop varieties and a fantastic genuine lager yeast. Bullhorn gets its name from superstitious Cornish tin miners. If they met a snail on their way to work, they avoided bad luck by giving it some of their dinner or a little tallow from their lanterns. Bullhorn was the nickname given to snails, because of their horn like antenna.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (5908) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - MAY 17, 2013
Bottled. Near black with a slight, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Roasty malts, some dark chocolate and a gentle finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and light roast malts with dark cherry and some funk. A bit nutty with oak barrel. Flavours are dry, gritty chocolate with berries and coffee. Dry on the finish with paracetamol bitterness. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Merchants Rugby 01/02/14. A slightly hazy dark ruby coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. Dry and fruity. A hint of smoke in the nose. A bit of licorice in the mouth. Actually nicely tasty and in spite of the fact that its neither black nor a lager is a good beer under any name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (881) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Heard stories that Rebel beers tend to be a bit flat, and this is about as flat as it gets. Hugely disappointing in that respect. Pours tar black with a big roasted malt character, some chocolate and a little coal dust. No doubt with some carbonation this beer could live up to its potential but even then this perhaps has too much roasted elements for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
22nd October 2013
Bottle drank on hols in St Ives. Opaque dark brown beer. Palate is light and semi dry. Tangy malts with a modest dark character. Tangy ripe orange. A little licorice - aniseed. Light dry finish. Interesting and tasty if a bit dry. Also starting to notice a characteristic tang on Rebel beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Black and pretty liveless. Also contained a hint of sulphur at first. This dissapeared to be replaced by a reasonable malty dryness. Nice label-pity about the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Black with red hues, meium head. Aroma is metalic. Taste is a little bit of roasted malts and a touch of dark fruits. Weak on the palate. Not a great Swarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle from Craft Beer Rising. It pours very dark brown with a medium beige head. The nose is earth, toast, coffee grinds and cocoa. The taste is earth, toast, bitter chocolate, coffee, light soy sauce and burnt notes with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fairly straight-forward and unexciting schwartzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
This is a moment, my first added beer. A good one to start with too. Its a little like a porter, quite thin, bit malty, and nice and crisp. And the description sounds like the kind of nonsense I come up with for reviews. Pretty sure this is my first black lager as well. Yum.

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