Revival Red Ale - Marshall Brewing Company

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Revival Red AleRevival Red Ale

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 24
Reviews by delta490:
Photo of delta490
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Cellared for about a year. Pours a deep cloudy amber/red. Creamy tan head lasts quite a while and leaves lacing. Aroma is more hoppy than anything, with notes of pine and citrus. Taste is very similar, with a nice malt backbone. Nice mouthfeel, smooth with little carbonation. Nothing really overwhelming but a good, solid hoppy-ish red ale.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

Photo of OKbrew89
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
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...

Photo of EagleTalon
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Photo of Cresant
3.05/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of MartzMimic
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
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

Photo of Spider889
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of Cavery
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another generous extra from BeerBoy9960. I think he pretty much sent me a mini-tour of Oklahoma brews! Thanks again.

Review from notes July 31st 2011

Poured into a Stone Nonic.

A: Deep rose extracts (trying not to say blood, which is what it looks like!). Every time I look at this I think about true blood. Surprising gossamer lacing from some slightly off-white peach bubbles. A surprisingly colorful looking pour.

S: A very cherry bandaid smell. Slight unripe pomegranate, with hints of passion fruit. Renewing my palate with a whiff repeatedly takes me to medicine cabinets. Candied malt with some cheap sugars. Pretty meh, missing a hop presence.

T: A biting band-aid flavor with some red apple skins and cheap cherry pastries. Slight flavors of doughnut sprinkles makes me scratch my head with confusion. What is this? This is unidentifiable as a beer in the flavor. Plain bran muffins in the linger.

M: A bubbly decent light medium bodied brew with well done carbonation. This completely avoids watery light sensations. However, there's no flavor for this beer to hold up. Super micro bubble carbonation gives the beer a mesh like sensation in the mouth. It's okay, just incomplete without complimenting the flavors.

O: Mediocre at best, this beer is on the razers-edge of being a disaster. Bland wax candy representation of a red with flavor homages to Irish beers in style. This is a confused beer, it doesn't really taste like an Irish red, but it certainly doesn't follow the American-Style of heavy hopping. This seems like a lackluster concept, with equally unsatisfactory execution.

Photo of Hopswagger
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From note:

P: Deep brownish amber with translucent sides. Hazy with no head or lacing.

S: Huge robust floral hops, touches of wood, and a great roasty malt base. Floral potpourri is very assertive, figs, raisins, and apricots are also present.

T/M: Roasty malt with a perfume essence, straw, and subtle citrus bitterness. Taste follows the nose but is rougher and not as smooth. Slightly chalky with a semi dry finish.

O: Nice and hoppy the way I like my ambers. It was slightly rough but at the same time it didnt take away from the flavor. The flavors are complimenting and deliver a great product.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich amber color with a white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy in a floral nature and definite caramel. In the taste, a well balanced ale with caramel and citrus. Fair bitterness and solid balance. Medium bodied, well carbonated ale. Overall, a pretty good American Amber.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A zesty red ale with deeply caramelized malts, citrusy hops, and slight estery fruit flavors abounding.

Revival starts with a very deep brown/burnt amber color and with nearly opaque haze. Much darker than usual for the style. But the beer constructs a sturdy, rocky, and billowing head that's very stubborn. Sticky lace adorns the glass with a variety of patterns as the beer falls. A very verbose appearance.

Strong caramel malts take the proportion of toffee, heavy bread crust, light toast, and soft melanoidins all shape the elements of malt that rise first to the nose. Nearly equally as strong are the hops; as strong citrusy rebuttal delivers a mix of red grapefruit pulp and citrus rinds, mixed with the flavor of pine, fresh grasses, and a bite of wood. A sharp flavor of plastic makes its way into the flavor profile just before finish, causing the beer to be much more harsh in taste than it should be.

Medium-full bodied, the beer has an unwaivering texture that retains its tooth and creaminess very late into the taste. A malty-dry finish never reaches full dryness but seems to evade the sweet feel. As hop bitterness increases, so does the harsh bit and astringency of the phenolic compound that causes the plastic taste.

A solid beer, but that plastic taste and harsh flavor has too much of an impact on the finish.

Thanks BlueOkie!

Photo of chocosushi
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A six-pack courtesy
of saramisu (i thought everyone in state was out-of-stock)
Thanks homegirl.

12oz -> My Western-Ware Pint (what else?)

A ~ Dark brown with rather lively carbonation and a red-dirt tinged head. After this beast of an Amber calms down there is some sufficient spit bubble lacing.

S ~ Toasty caramel malt, sifted soil, dark sap, and carob. Very intriguing and I kinda like it.

T ~ Roasted malt flavors follow through and fade into very earthy hops. Quite a bit of heavy treebark & very old treesap. Juniper notes as well as Potting soil, Burnt sourdough, and hefty medicinal flavors. Some weak coffee and cider in there as well, with a Tinge of green apple & lime peel.

M ~ Savory, Earthy, Herby, Root-y, & Aromatic. Subtle carb.

D ~ Probably the most robust Amber I have ever drank. Quite a kick to it, with a lot of flavors going on at once. Would like to see them tackle this next year as well with a few tweaks to it.

Cheers, Oklahoma!

Photo of zeff80
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear amber color with ruby highlights. It had a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam that left sheets of suds on the glass.

S - It smelled piney and earthy with some malty notes.

T - It tasted strongly of pine. Good bitterness with some nice roasted malt sweetness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really good amber ale. It packs a bitter hop punch.

Photo of tronester
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark reddish brown, with a thin creamy light tan head. A bit of pine in the nose, with some caramel as well. Taste is bright citrus up front, followed by a toffee and biscuit middle, and an earthy, fruity hop finish. Rich mouthfeel. Overall quite good, I will certainly get a 6 pack of this again next year when it comes back around.

Photo of homebrew311
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a deep crimson with generous tan head, heavy lacing, and nice clarity. Nose is herbal with a healthy dose of piney/resinous hops intertwined by a strong caramel and bread malt profile. Taste is hop forward with herbal and earthy hops. Deep tones of spruce, pine, and wood come through with a very floral finish. There is a nice amount of hop flavor packed into this brew with an impressive finish. Mouthfeel is medium with appropriate carbonation. Overall, a solid red from a brewery that is new to me. Definitely enjoyable.

Photo of stephens101
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep red, near crimson, with a minimal tan head. Caramel, oily hops, apples and honey to the nose. A good mix of sweet and bitter to the tongue. Has some faint caramel, more oily hops and distant light fruits. Light bodied and arguably weak. Not too dry and even has a bit of creaminess to it. A good one from Marshall that suits the style fairly well.

Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours very typical of many of the Marshall beers, just that cloudy burnt copper color. about a half an inch worth of cream colored head. It's not very red for a Red Ale.

The smell is dank and resinous, very hoppy. I don't smell much else, maybe some light bready scents. Nice.

A really unique malt build. Sweet malts with a somewhat candied, toasted character about them, quickly backed up by the highly piney, resinous hops. Lots of bittering in the end and very good.

The feel of the beer is smooth and refreshing. medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall I'd say this is pretty good beer. Very Tasty and drinkable. I rated the appearance average because it just doesn't have that red appearance that is common in other Red Ales. Other than that, it's great with an interesting flavor profile.

Photo of coldriver
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a medium amber with good head and lacing. Not getting much from the aroma - light spicy hops and caramel malt are fairly subdued. The flavor is malt-heavy caramel/toffee, with a nice peppery hoppy bite. Mouthfeel really benefits from the peppery hops - this would be a bland brew without the finishing kick. Overall this is a solid brew from a solid Oklahoma brewery.

Photo of bump8628
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby red bordering on brown with ample khaki head that drops some lace.

Lots of caramel, toffee,and shortbread are packed in the malt profile with a significant hit of roast. Hops go from rough and herbal on the nose to woody and slightly citric on the palate. Finishes with some sweetness that ultimately fails to even out the coarse hoppiness.

An aggressive and unrefined Amber Ale. Full of flavor punch but the whole thng could mesh a little better.

Photo of DelMontiac
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found some singles on the mix-a-six shelf at Brown's Bottle Shop in Stillwater, OK. First time I'd seen this one, so I jumped on it.

Poured from a 12Oz brown bottle into an Anchor Steam pint glass.

Appearance is a bit odd compared to what I've seen from red ales. This one was very hazy and dark red/brown. Not the prettiest colors. Nice peaked two finger tan head developed that stuck around for the duration lacing the glass nicely with each sip.

The first aroma is sticky piney resin and damp earth which is accompanied by a sweet bready caramel undertone. I like it.

Flavor is big green pines up front. Then there's some earthy nuttiness followed by flashes of sweet caramel malt and bisquit. The finish goes back to green piney hops. Aftertaste is malty-sweet. Aftertase tends to be a bit sour and lingers on.

I like the feel of this red ale. It's more like a fuzzy IPA with medium body and nicely carbonated. Fairly dry. Easy drinker. Felt like I had this thing licked in about five gulps.

Overall, I would say keep an eye out for this one. Highly drinkable and I found myself wishing I had at least sixer more to keep around. I'll seek this one out again, only in a larger quantity.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

It pours a murky very very dark reddish brown, good 2 finger head of foam, and nice lacing. I love the murkiness of Revival Red.

This has a big bold nose with oodles of piney hops but also some rather nice caramel sweet notes. I can’t wait to dig in.

Bitter off the bat but here comes the malt with some sweet notes and a light flavour of biscuit. The piney hops really start to shine after the first few sips and dominates the finish, a very dry finish, that just makes me want to lift the glass yet again. This is delicious.

Medium bodied with very lively carbonation, it has a good mouth feel and is super drinkable. I’m going to look on Marshall’s website to see their notes on this brew. Very well done.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Murky light brown with amber edges. A thin off-white head sinks down to form a solid ceiling and a few streaks of lacing.

S - Green herbal hops, orange citrus, melon rind, sweet caramel malt.

T - Nutty malt, woody evergreen hop flavors, soft grain, orange peel, and hints of caramel around the edges. The citrus comes out more toward the end. Finishes bitter with earthy citrus hops lingering on the palate.

M - Medium bodied, good amount of carbonation.

This one's got a little hop kick to it. Great flavors and the carbonation gives it a very soft feel. Highly drinkable.

Revival Red Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.