berkshirejohn (6687) - 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. Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 29, 2006
INteresting names this brewery has. Good clour and taste. nice foam, and great afetrtaste. NOt triing as other bitters. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. I haven’t 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. Mungo (2470) - 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. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 06/02/2004
peter48er (186) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
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.
Cask @ The ’Freshie’ Formby. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
Reddish beer rather lacking in body and flavour..Quite bitterwith malt dominating.
Chose this in preference to the Mutiny which was also on cask which was perhaps a mistake based on my previous tastings of this beer.
Cask (handpump) at the Three Horseshoes, Marlow Bottom. Although quite dark and full bodied for a session bitter, this didn’t really stand up to comparison with the Rebellion Roasted Nuts sampled alongside it. Deep copper colour. Not much aroma, although some soft toffee notes developed as the beer warmed. Sweetish initial impact, but dry malt comes through strongly and, by the finish, there’s a very desiccated mouthfeel. Some licorice on the palate. Not too bitter. The overall emphasis is on the malt, but there was no great depth of flavour so I thought it came over a bit wishy-washy in the flavour department. But, as I said before, that could have been because I was drinking it alongside a much more fully flavoured beer. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2005
(cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Clear reddish amber with a rich firm tan head. Vague chemical aroma of nuts, cedar wood, diacetyl and oranges. Light floral flavour of nuts and paint with a harsh bark like bitternes. Hints of citric acid and diacetyl. The overall impression is; Chemical! Bitter nutty aftertaste with a strong note of butterscotch. Not a fan... harrisoni (19403) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2005
Gravity cask at Lobster Pot, West Malling DanielBrown (4549) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2004
Dark copper, nice aromas, peach/apricot fruit and then very intense hop. Bit of golden syrup but nice dry finish
Hand pulled at the Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth. Fudge coloured, no head. Sweet gravel aroma. Fairly plain, malty amber brew. Toffee notes, but nothing eye-poppingly delicious. Some hops in the finish. Pleasant, nowt more.