Brewed by Rebellion
Style: Bitter
Marlow, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Regular.
An amber coloured best bitter, offering an initial smoothness followed by a dry aftertaste along with a fruity hop aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2027) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2016 Overall rating is average of both ratings: [First rate - 17/3/09 - Cask at the Hope Tap, Reading - 6/4/8/3/15] Copper-red colour with a moderate, creamy off-white head - a nice looking pint. Negligible carbonation. Taste just makes me think of autumn - woodiness, crisp dry leaves, some fruitiness (sweet apples) and a hint of smoke. Thereís a crisp bitterness from the off, but this is contrasted by sweetness behind and a mouthfeel that is possibly (and this is my only criticism) just a tad too syrup-y. For an autumnal-style ale, this went down a treat on a warm spring day - itís a top-notch example of an English bitter, and tastes stronger and more distinctive than the ABV suggests. [Second rate - 5/10/13 - Cask at The Feathers, nr Cliveden, Bucks - 5/3/4/3/9] Long time since I rated this, and perhaps my tastes have changed, but this time round I didnít like this. Yes thereís some fruity malt and autumn leaves, but itís beaten into submission by bittersweet treacle. Too sweet up front, and with an unpleasant dirty bitterness left in your mouth afterwards. [Third rate - 19/1/16 - Gravity cask at the Swan, West Wycombe. RB score 8/4/7/4/15 (3.8)] Astonishing condition. Fresh as you like. Deep amber with a thin white head and a light sparkle. Woody up front, lots of fruit, a bit of toffee and a good leafy bitterness. A really flavoursome bitter in great condition. Excellent stuff. [Fourth rate - 19/1/16 - cask at the Plough, West Wycombe. RB score 6/3/6/2/11 (2.8)] Fruity with some caramel. OK, but not a patch on the same beer half an hour earlier at the Swan. Boy, this beer is affected by conditioning. Overall RB score is the average of all tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7686) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Edgar Wallace, London 3/7/08. Reddish-amber with a decent, tight off-white head. Big caramel and red fruit aroma. Sweet in flavour with a vinous edge and a short, bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1286) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Chestnut with foamy off-white head. Malty then fruity with gentle hoppy finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Quinns Dark coloured bitter with lots of malt and some sweet fruity notes. Very bland and boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9224) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2007
Cask at the Kings Head, Fritwell, Oxon, 05-08-07 Poured amber in colour, nice fruity aroma which not surprisingly was replicated in the mouth, good solid, fruity beer with nice dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5740) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2007
Cask at the Old Manor House (JDW), Bracknell. Chestnut with an off-white head; deep malty aroma; fruity taste finishing with a slightly dry, rounded, bitterness. A well balanced bitter, but rather thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 29, 2006
INteresting names this brewery has. Good clour and taste. nice foam, and great afetrtaste. NOt triing as other bitters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. I havenít had much good to say about Rebellion until now. This is amber with a small white head. Hop and malt aroma was followed by a tasty, well-balanced bitter with malt, grasy hops and some sourness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Not unusually for a Spoons they didnt write the brewery on the pumpclip, bizarrely however they decided to call it Gal Smuggler which they confirmed was Rebellion. Lots of malty flavours with some nutty toffee. Dry malty body with a fairly bitter finish. I quite liked the dry bitter feel of this beeer but couldnt get on with the nutty malt flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 06/02/2004 Mid brown coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Crisp slightly roast malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Junction Tavern, Kentish Town 01/08/2010 Fruity hop aroma. Mid brown amber coloured and hazy in appearance. Fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness. A little rich on the palate with a malt finish.

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