Backstory: I asked All-Star Czech Beer man- Alistair Reece- what are his favorite Czech lagers found in the US. He replied with a couple beers I have had, Budvar and Zatec, and with a couple I have not heard of, Primator and Czech Rebel. Czech Rebel sounded intreging, so I decided to look it up. See what others had to say.
Now, I do not expect everyone to like every beer style. But I take Fuggled's taste to be pretty accurate of the Czech stuff. This reviewer states that they do not have a liking for pilsners. But then to review it poorly, simply because it isn't your cup o' tea, is even worse:
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Loved the name if the beer. It made me wanna try it which is good for the brewery. But as I sat down to enjoy this brew I realized that I really can't get into pilasters too much. So I sat there trying to toss back a rather large bottle of beer for myself. Clear yellow and grassy and a fluffy head on this one.Just to think about the "Look" score. He states that it is "Clear yellow and grassy and a fluffy head", what more could you ask for? If that is true, shouldn't it be given a "5"?
I have no problem with people who rate to taste, instead of staying strictly on style- for beers that are brewed away from style. But this seems like a classic example of a pilsner, which is it how he should have rated it. Don't expect an hazy, amber beer with no head. This has me riled.
As I have stated before, I hate the review sites- for their rating systems. I like to see what people like about beers, hate about beers and whatnot. But to me there is no reason this beer should have been given a D- by this guy, simply based on his description of what it looks like.
(I could go on and on, but it is time for me to end my rant.)