Revival Red Ale - Marshall Brewing Company
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3.13/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
07-14-2011 06:02:56 | More by BEERchitect
4.1/5 rDev +12.9%
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.
08-01-2012 02:33:21 | More by zeff80
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
3.61/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
06-07-2014 20:07:17 | More by Stinkypuss
4.35/5 rDev +19.8%
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.
04-14-2011 23:17:47 | More by Bitterbill
3.86/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
07-25-2013 07:25:53 | More by homebrew311
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
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
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
03-14-2011 21:00:37 | More by StaveHooks
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
03-16-2011 21:07:18 | More by bump8628
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
06-02-2012 20:02:02 | More by stephens101
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
3.83/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
04-05-2012 00:31:42 | More by tronester
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
Revival Red Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.