Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The look of the bottle and the aroma were not promising anything good. But man o man taste would surprise even the most demanding dude.... Rich but soft, complex but balanced. What else do you want?
zimbo (328) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden and relatively gutsy compared to the other Upper Canada beers in the range this has a nice tickling malt character on the tongue. Not much head but clean enough. Quite likeable really. Sort of in Brador-like in character.
reebtogi (3259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle pours a deep golden color with a finger of white head with good retention settling to some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is grains and hops. Taste is nice balance between the light sweetness of the cereal grains and a moderate hoppy bitter finish. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. One of the better lagers on the market.
Metalchopz (1741) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated November 2004. After trying Upper Canadaís light lager, I decided to try their strong lager, called "Rebellion". Poured a golden colour with highlights of orange. The head was nice, and slowly dissapeared, leaving a foamy lacing. The nose was grainy, malty and sweet. Tasted mildly the caramel with hints of fruits. Had a slight bitter aftertaste that was pleasant. I like to have this beer from time to time. Great session beer... except for the higher alcohol.
changeup45 (1557) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely one of the better Lagers Iíve tried to date. They advertise it as a "strong beer" with a bit of a bolder taste. For the most part Iíd have to agree. Itís not really THAT strong, but it tastes richer, bolder with more flavor that most other Lagers Iíve had. A little bit of a fruity sweet flavor, but also a bit sour which I didnít like. The appearance is great! Musty yellow color, pretty thick head for a Lager and a nice amount of foamy lace on the glass. It probably looks a little lighter than it tastes. Overall a solid Lager."
matt7215 (1927) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 NOTE IM PRETTY SURE THIS BEER IS RETIRED AND THIS RATING IS FROM OLD NOTES............"341 ml bottle. a great full flavoured lager with some kick. one of the best beers out there"........THATS ALL I HAD IN MY NOTES. THE RATING IS FROM MEMORY
DerWeg (1392) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong grainy tone under the malty sweetness, a good one but nothing Iíd go out of my way for.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep golde, with foamy white head. OK malty taste with bitter finish and a bit of an acrid taste I cannot pin down.
hair-old (171) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 I live in Mn. The old heilemen brewery
exports 90% of kanadas malt liquors,
how about trading us for some rebellion.THIS IS SLEEMANS BEST BREW HANDS DOWN.
jercraigs (6473) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. March 2005. Golden yellow body with a small white head. Muted grassy hop aroma, grains. Decent amount of unrefined hop bitterness but only a fraction of the hoppiness Iíd expect from the bitterness. Not to my tastes but a pretty solid lager. Hides the 6% abv well. Average palate.
pintbypint (1973) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml brown bottle. Poured deep gold with a full white head that left impressive lacing. Lots of grain in aroma, some perfumy hops. More grainy notes in flavour, light note of alcohol and good bitterness throughout.