Brewery: Brew Rebellion
Beer: Peach Honey Wheat Ale
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Character: Brewed with wheat, honey, and real peaches
Ratings at time of the Review: BA: n/a | RB: n/a
Metal Connection: REBELLION – Miklagard
Brew Rebellion is a small brewery in Yucaipa, California that brews beer in quantities of thirty to fifty gallons at a time. This just means that their beers are in small batches and are constantly rotating. According to their sit, they do have a few core beers, but most of their taps are rotating. This Peach Honey Wheat Ale is one of their mainstays, actually. Of course, I do have to send a shout out to Jorge Espinosza of Animebeers.com/Nubis Sanctum Ales. Without his awesome assistance, I would not be able to taste such great beers like this beauty right here. Brew Rebellion makes some pretty interesting beers. Check out their Untappd page to see the list of beers they have released.
One thing about Brew Rebellion that I think is interesting is their choice for labels. All their beers have the same white text on black background. Their logo font on top, followed by their crest symbol underneath, a catch phrase that reads “Everyone enjoys a Rebellious Spirit now and again.” The name of each beer is then placed within a box. That’s it! It’s simple, and nothing fancy at all.
I used a weizen glass that was from an event known as Braunfest that was put on earlier in the year. Peach Honey Wheat Ale poured a clear golden hey color that was topped with a large 2,5 inch pillow soft frothy head. Great head retention with a lot of soapy lacing left down the glass.
The aroma is exactly what the beer says it is. Nose full of peaches, sweet honey, sugar, ripe bananas, wheat grains and wheat bread. Good complexity.
The taste of this beer is simply amazing. Delivering on the flavors. Right up front is sweet fruit flavors of peach, followed by a heavy thickness of honey. Great balance of flavors here. I can pick up on wheat grains and bread. A small presence of ripe banana. Lots of fruit flavors, honey, and sugar in the aftertaste.
The body was a tad over medium in thickness. This beer had a nice slick and oily mouthfeel, with a similar feel on the finish.
Overall, I was very happy to have had this bottle. This was my first experience with Brew Rebellion. Talk about a great introduction. I hope to be able to get a lot more from them, I just need a little help from my Cali connections (hint, hint Jorge!). I did have the pleasure of having one other beer from them, their Italian Strawberry Honey Wheat, which will be posted on this page soon Keep an eye out for that review.
Metal Connection: Sometimes when I am looking up a song for the Metal Connection, I end up discovering a band I have never heard before. So, is the case here with the band Rebellion from Germany. This band has been around since 2001, and was formed by two former members (Uwe Lulis and Tomi Göttlich) of the Heavy Metal band, Grave Digger. Rebellion plays Heavy/Power Metal that has a folk twist to it. The band did three albums that were different volumes of “The History of the Vikings.” The song chosen here by Rebellion is the title track from their 2007 album, Miklagard – The History of the Vikings – Volume II. The song is very catchy and chock full of viking sounding riffs, and vocal patterns. The song is about The Great City known as Miklagard, a large city with huge city walls facing the land and sea surrounding Constantinople, Istanbul, the largest city the Vikings knew of. So, pull out your chalice or beer horn, fill it up, crank the volume to 11, and head bang to this song while enjoying a tasty beverage. Cheers!