Revival Red Ale - Marshall Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +15.2%
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.
04-12-2013 17:56:38 | More by delta490
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
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
3.6/5 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
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
3.83/5 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
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
03-31-2012 17:27:07 | More by coldriver
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
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
3.93/5 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
Revival Red Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
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