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Revival Red Ale - Marshall Brewing Company

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Revival Red AleRevival Red Ale

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24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 67
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 6.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-19-2011

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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 67
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Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.91/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Murky rust color. Cream colored head leaves a thick film, decent lacing initially.

Aroma: Charred grains underneath an otherwise hoppy aroma.

Taste: Bitter hops attack first, leaving no room for any malt sweetness. Maybe some grains toward the end, but still a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, bright.

Overall: I'm not a fan of hoppy reds. I prefer malty reds. This is my least favorite Marshall beer in an otherwise exceptional lineup. No worries. (501 characters)

Photo of mojohawk21
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Poured into a pint glass by a waitress who didn't know how to pour a beer.
Massive tan head on top of a dark red body that was hazy at top and clear at the bottom. The head receded super slowly leaving solid lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aroma of hops and pine, but no aromas of malt or sweetness. Hoppy upfront with hints of underwhelming malts in the middle before a bitter finish. It tasted like it smelled. It was actually smooth and surprisingly drinkable despite the bitterness. Medium carbonation and body with a crisp finish. Overall, it's alright. Definitely more hoppy ale than red ale. (626 characters)

Photo of MorganSaunders
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer, figured I'd see how this compares to the draft version...

Pours chestnut with 3 fingers of tan head. super lacing & above average head retention

S: Pine notes, herbal hops, & biscuitty malt

T: Follows them nose, much dryness & some woody hops, a touch of caramel up front. Dryness & woody hops dominates as this warms, some caramel & toffee there as well. Finishes dry, toasty, piney, sweet & with a touch of nuttyness & a bit of tannin at the end

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, super balance, almost pulled a 4.5

Great drinkability, a solid effort, easily one of the best from this brewery in draft or bottle. This will be in the rotation if I can score a steady supply... (705 characters)

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of EagleTalon
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a frothy, rocky beige head with medium lace and good retention. Medium ruby red color and a bit hazy. Aroma is floral, pine, citrus and honey with biscuit and caramel malts. Flavor is rich, savory and complex with caramel, coffee and biscuits mixed with all kinds of hop flavors playing well together. Good bitter bite to offset the sweet. Dry finish. Mouthfeel is on the heavy side and satisfying. Overall, I enjoyed this beer, it's like a meaner, grittier, hardcore craft beer drinker's version of Native Amber from Coop. (532 characters)

Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Cresant
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. Thanks to chocosushi for this one. The body was a deep red/garnet color and nearly opaque, unfiltered. There was a modest tan head that sizzled down to a fine island and ring.

The smell was grains. Rye and barley - not much else.

The taste was spicy and sweet from the graininess. There was a bitter apple finish.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with plenty of carbonation and alcohol bite. Nothing "wow" here. (476 characters)

Photo of cmbeaudoin
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BigJamoke
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of BrockLanders
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Benh777
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MartzMimic
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Grandad's. Pours a solid amber with a foamy head that dissipates fairly fast. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is predominately spruce and pine, with just a touch of malt. Not surprisingly, that's exactly how it tastes. The blend of hops makes it reasonably interesting. Nice bitterness. Medium mouth. There's not a lot of carbonation, so the aftertaste hangs on the tongue well. This is my second time to try this one, and it really reminds me of an IPL like Widmer Bros. Hopside Down. This isn't spectacular, but just a solid brew that always hits the spot. (570 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ktanner99
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Soonerick76
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Aggressive pour from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy dark brown with some ruby color. Even with a very aggressive pour i only got about a half finger, tan head that quickly dissipates. It tries to clear up, but there seems to be a lot of debris floating around. Looks like some yeasties from a homemade beer. I'm a homebrewer, so I really don't mind, but just not sure it was the look Marshall was going for.

S- a big step up from the look. solid hop profile aroma. Detecting some fruity, citrusy, and piney smells. Malty undertone. Not a huge aroma, but enough to spike your curiosity.

T- Now we are talking. Didn't have much hope for this one after i poured it, but i am pleasantly surprised. Good combo of hops that i smelled and the malt backbone. Citrus and pine hops quickly give way to the roasted and biscuit malt flavor. A nice bitterness to combat the sweetness. A lot going on here and it works.

M- Mid body. Slightly more than the norm for this style IMO. Creamy. A nice dry finish that lingers around for a while. Touch of alcohol, but not much.

O- A nice tribute to the 46th state of the union. The murky dark brown/redish color isn't super appealing for your beer, but is a nice representation of the Oklahoma water. Give it a chance and you will be happy you did. The flavor profile is quite nice. A hoppy version of a red ale IMO. I would have again, especially if i can find it on tap.

$9.99 for 6 pk (1,443 characters)

Photo of Spider889
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of BlueOkie.

Red ales are often not my bag, baby, but this revival is bringing back memories of all the best reds I have had in recent memory.

Appearance begins with a ruddy red/purple color with a short head. I was hoping for some nice clarity but the beer must be bottle conditioned as a slurry of yeast dropped in. While this beer could improve, the color and demenor of it is somehow suitable for the style nonetheless.

The nose has more depth than the average red, reviving notions of cornbread and husky, earthy hops.

The flavor is where the revivial is truly taking place though. Rich and malty, with a nice sweetness on the back end. Caramel and light toffee are present. Again, I am detecting some cornmeal character on the back end.

Full bodied, I like how this beer is a bit weightier than is typical for the style. A nice bitterness pervades, and the beer slowly dies out clean, with some pine essence, reminding me of menthol.

Overall an excellent Red Ale. I have to admit I wasn't expecting much here, and am pleased to have been proven wrong. (1,079 characters)

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Revival Red Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.