Congressional Approval - Revolution Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2
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rAvg: 4.02
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Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Essentially a barleywine, this all-malt beast is made with 50% white wheat. Though there is malt sweetness up front, it is more reminiscent of honey-like notes versus the more caramel/toffee-like flavors of a barleywine, and it has a lighter body. We wanted the hops to come through as well, and we used a good amount of Amarillo and Centennial at the end of boil, though we did not dry-hop it at all. About half of the batch went to bourbon and gin barrels.

60 IBU
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Sample at the brewery. Served in a small tapered glass.

Dark saturated copper orange in the glass, sticky froth around the edges that lasted for a good while. Some spotty lacing in the glass.

Aroma of canned pineapple.

Taste is clean and fruity, again the canned pineapple and fruit cocktail makes it's presence known, with a somewhat burly body underneath. Finishes clean without any alcohol taste. Lingering fruity pineapple but with a somewhat drying presence from the alcohol. Overall pretty balanced and drinkable considering the high abv. (548 characters)

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Congressional Approval from Revolution Brewing Company
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