Revival Red Ale - Marshall Brewing Company
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Reviews by wolfinthemirror:
4.08/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
03-18-2011 01:49:40 | More by wolfinthemirror
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3.93/5 rDev +8.3%
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...
03-29-2011 03:34:08 | More by russpowell
4.23/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
05-28-2012 21:14:48 | More by EagleTalon
3.05/5 rDev -16%
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.
08-12-2011 14:41:23 | More by Cresant
2.88/5 rDev -20.7%
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.
07-13-2013 17:05:32 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
06-11-2014 22:40:31 | More by MartzMimic
3.83/5 rDev +5.5%
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
03-16-2013 17:07:27 | More by Bosoxfan20
3.93/5 rDev +8.3%
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.
08-16-2011 06:45:33 | More by Spider889
2.98/5 rDev -17.9%
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.
08-22-2011 02:09:13 | More by Cavery
3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
03-11-2012 03:51:05 | More by Hopswagger
Revival Red Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.