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Coup D'Etat - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beertooth on 03-23-2010)
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Photo of jeonseh


4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at revolution; Comes in a tulip glass

A - Golden with a slight brown hint to it. Bit thick and hazy looking. Looks to have medium body

S - Fragrant lemon, lemongrass, Belgian yeast. Really a great smelling Saison

T - Lemon peel, slight Belgian esters, and bubble gum are the first flavors we get. As the beer goes on the lemon increases, and there is a slight grassy flavor that comes through. Very crisp and refreshing Saison. You definitely can't tell this is 8.1% as there is no alcohol available.

MF - Medium body to it. Lots of carbonation in it that goes great with the flavor profile. Very crisp and refreshing

O - Great Saison by revolution. This brings the fresh flavors of lemon while having a slight funk. Could imagine drinking this over and over again on a nice summer day

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2012 22:49:39 | More by jeonseh
Photo of Northsider


4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fountainhead.

Appearance was cloudy yellow, small white head.

Smell was fruity and very wheaty, more like a wit beer.

Taste was very wheaty and citrusy.

Mouthfeel was perfectly smooth.

Overall an excellent beer. Though a bit high on my scale of abv, it was masked perfectly. Great saison style!

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 02:11:26 | More by Northsider
Photo of beertooth


4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the brew pub in a tulip glass.

This beer is a cloudy, glowing apricot with a thin layer of white head.

The nose is very close to a hefe. I'm picking out chalky citrus, pine, spicy esters, candied fruits, and a tiny bit of alcohol.

The taste follows the nose. Chalky fruits with hits of pine, esters, and more citrus. This isn't striking me as a saison, but it is tasty. It's refreshing and finishes dry and a little bitter.

The mouthfeel is creamy and close to full with a moderate to low level of carbonation.

A tasty brew for sure, but I think it borders a weird hefe/saison vortex. Worth trying and really easy to put down.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2010 22:40:11 | More by beertooth
Photo of Cylinsier


4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz

Pours a slightly hazy lemon gold, some white suds and lacing for a head.

Smells of grassy malts and fresh banana esters, coriander, and clove.

Grassy malt and banana esters over clove and citrus sweetness with hints of coriander and a peppercorn crispness.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty nice saison with a very good flavor and aroma and a good body. Very enjoyable and worth having.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 23:40:01 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of TurdFurgison


4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewpub, a saison dry-hopped with Spalt hops. The beer is hazy orange color with a thick and dry-looking white foam, some clumpy lacing. The aroma is really good, some spice but that just might come from the hops, a little sweetness too. It tastes citrusy and sweet, some good malt presence which shouldn't be a surprise with 7.5% ABV, a peppery bite to the mid-sip and a little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. The hops seem to add a lot to this saison. Well carbonated with a full body, very nice.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2010 15:06:51 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of GbVDave


4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip at Revolution 7/12/11.

A: Served a hazy, pale-gold with two fingers of bright white meringue perched on top. Carbonation was ample and head retention and lace were plentiful.

S: Quite spicy and grassy. Was looking for a bit more citrus but wasn't disappointed with all the other things going on here.

T: See above. Belgian yeast and white pepper figure into the flavor pretty strongly. Light funkiness.

M: Starts off full and slightly sweet before turning dry and bitter during the middle and finish.

O: Kinda of a hybrid of a Saison and a BSPA. Whatever it is, it was very refreshing and wouldn't hesitate to order again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2011 20:58:01 | More by GbVDave
Photo of KFBR392


4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden straw color. Very clear transparent look. Half a finger of head on the pour which was present on the sides of the glass while drinking. Creamy lacing at each level after drinking.

Smell: earthy grains and yeast jumps out of the glass. Slightly spicy hop profile. Malt comes off with an interesting musty sweetness.

Taste: leafy greens and buttery yeast shine through. A medium to heavy body lingers on the palate. The malt sweetness blasts through on the back end of this brew. really pleasant earthy tones ride throughout.

Mouthfeel: easy drinking and refreshing but with plenty of full body to keep the palate entertained.

Overall: a lot of great things going on here. Great Mouthfeel with a ton of traditional flavors. Really enjoyed all the Revolution beers I have had so far.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 00:32:29 | More by KFBR392
Photo of JohnnyChicago


4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub; served in a tulip glass.

A: Straw-golden/yellow with a wimpy white head.

S: Very nice! Lots of bold funk and floral notes. Hops are also bursting out of the glass. Delightful!

T: Tongue follows nose. Hops are surprisingly present and the bubblegum and clove funk dominates. Very crisp, a bit wild.

D: Alcohol is hidden, but flavours are bold. This isn't something I would want to session, but it is great with a meal.

Overall: Another tasty treat from Revolution. This is one of those new hoppy saisons that are becoming popular. Buy it when there and pair it with one of the many delicious courses available.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2011 20:05:22 | More by JohnnyChicago
Photo of socon67

New York

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Revolution brewpub.

A - Golden color with a lively foam. Some lacing is noted.

S - Scents of fresh lemon and grain.

T - Flavor is tangy and slightly sour. borders on the profile of a wild ale. Finishes with a wheat flavor.

M - Light feel, crisp, and finishes with mild tartness.

O - Overall solid saison and probably my favorite offering at Revolution.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2012 11:27:12 | More by socon67
Photo of Mavigo


4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this on tap at the brewpub, was served to me in a tulip.

A - Golden color with a lively foam. Some lacing is noted.

S - Smells of yeast, malts, citrus, grapes, fruity effervescence, a bit like champagne

T - Mildly tart flavor, very good, very crisp, wheat, yeast, malts, grapes, citrus, bit of hops

M - Medium body, medium levels of carbonation, balanced well with the flavors

O - Over all a good beer from a great brewery. It was what I expected from a Saison and it was delicious and didn't cost too much either. Recommended by me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2013 13:21:53 | More by Mavigo
Photo of ONUMello


4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dated 5/23/13 poured into a pint glass
A: Average orange color with a one-finger head and decent carbonation
S: Sour green apples, fresh malt, a touch of wet earth
T: Sour apple up front along with a nice earthy/floral mix and mats to back it up. Few if any hops, the acidity is pronounced along with a fairly long finish
M: Light to medium bodied, sour with pleasant carbonation
O: This may be too sour for some but I'm trying to explore Belgian styles and I like acidity so for me this is a very enjoyable beer to contemplate

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 01:33:56 | More by ONUMello
Photo of zeff80


3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very fruity and spicy. Nice tart green apple aroma with some yeastiness.

T - It tasted of green apples with some sweet caramel and spicy bitterness. It was really tasty.

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

O - This is a really nice saison. I'm glad I brought this back from Chicago.

Serving type: growler

07-13-2011 02:50:20 | More by zeff80
Photo of timc100


3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Gorgeous vibrant orange. Completely opaque with hazy - the edges are bright yellow and the center is radiant orange. A glowing beer. The is a fizzy and foamy bright white, but denser than a traditional saison.

S: Very refreshing, subtle and pleasant. A very fresh aroma with little must or funk. Orange peel, lemon zest, and very subtle coriander - very not-funky belgian yeast - bready.

T: Similar to the aroma - not very complex, but very refreshing and surprisingly full. Orange, lemon, bread/biscuit, and yeast.

P: Very creamy and full bodied for the style, and softer carbonation - and it works

O: An interesting example of the style - not breaking any boundaries or records, but a very solid

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 14:25:25 | More by timc100
Photo of Hopfist


3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had so much potential the first time I tried it, but unfortunately I was let down. The flavors were muddy, and didn't go well together, and the high carbonation put a bite on my tongue rather than brightening the flavor. Then one day, talking shop with Brewmaster Jim C., he told me they had just recently upped the fermentation temp, and I should try it again. Wow.

This new beer was fantastic. It's cloudy orange/yellow appearance hinted at the wonderfully wheaty and yeasty flavor and body. Spice and citrus notes suddenly became perceivable, distinct, and enjoyable. The carbonic bite complimented the new flavor and aroma profile rather than hindering it. The only thing that didn't improve (the white lacing down the entirety of the tulip) didn't need to be improved upon in the first place. I'd love if there was a little more funk to this one, but if you think of it as a generic "Belgian" rather than a traditional saison, you'll enjoy the heck out of it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2011 17:58:27 | More by Hopfist
Photo of homebrew311


3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into glass. Appearance is clear gold with minimal head present. No lacing present. The smell is fruity with plenty of yeast and familiar Belgian esters. Notes of lemon, black pepper, and bubblegum. Taste is somewhat sweet up front with cloves, bubblegum, peppercorn, and a spicy finish. A hair on the sweet side with a nice crisp finish. Carbonation is somewhat high and body is medium. Overall, this is a very drinkable Saison with a decent level of sweetness. Another solid brew from Revolution.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 01:03:59 | More by homebrew311
Photo of tjsdomer2


3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Good yellow-orange hue with great head and good lacing. Decent carbonation as well.

Smell: Standard hops and citrus. Lots of grapes as well. Very clean.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Good flavors. This was a while ago, but I definitely remember that it hits on all the hop/citrus notes. It almost remembers me of an IPA, but his has very earthy clay notes as well.

Overall Drinkability: A very good beer with a great name.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 03:14:55 | More by tjsdomer2
Photo of Braber


3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours very solid white head that eventually dissipates to thin clinging foam. Nice bright straw color with good carbonation.

S: Solid notes of citrus and spice, a little peppery.

T: Great citrus and spice as in the nose but the taste leads to a subtle bit of funk. I'm thinking the warm ferm temps do this, no brett-like qualities. I'm picking up coriander direct and a little pepper from the yeast. Finishes nice and dry.

M: Light and airy, almost fluffy. Very nice for this style of beer.

D: I think this is a great representation of it's style. Could definitely do a couple of these on a hot summer day but it drinks well no matter what time of year.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 14:11:10 | More by Braber
Photo of jrallen34


3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap into a tasting glass.

The beer pours a cloudy orange with a nice white head, good retention and lacing.

The aroma is light, a little more citrus than you would expect in a saison, with a little wheat, and a slight bitter finish. The server described as super sweet, it was sweet for a saison but not super sweet, nor do I think its a traditional saison.

The taste is also pretty light starting off with some citrus, then finishes with a slight sour bitter finish.

Decent feel, nice carbonation and a fine dry finish.

Overall, pretty good, a sweeter take on a saison.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2010 20:31:54 | More by jrallen34
Photo of KDawg


3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from tap at revolution. Poured into a tulip with a slightly hazy yellow/gold color and a nice head

Very good aromas of spice, lemon peels, and citrus notes. Well balanced, but lacking a bit of depth

Well balanced with a smooth medium feel. Flavorful with notes of citrus, spices and some navel oranges

This version is at 8.1% and it's not really noticeable. A more citrusy take on a saison. The feel is a bit lighter than I'd personally like, but this is a very good and enjoyable beer

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2012 21:00:41 | More by KDawg
Photo of vic21234


3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. First time for Revolution to distribute bottles at my local shop so I picked this up.

A- Pours a hazy yellow color. Not much head to speak of. Very cloudy, with lots of sediment floating around.

S- Aroma is overall sweet and tangy, smells like a fruity wheat ale to me.

T- Starts off very citrusy, leads to an overall sweet and fruity taste. A general spiciness lingers in each sip.

M- Light, nice carbonation a very easy drinking beer good for a nice summer day. Good balance of hop and spice.

My first try of anything Revolution. Overall not a bad beer. I definitely want to check out their brewpub.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 22:00:53 | More by vic21234
Photo of MasterSki


3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this a few times - both a Revolution and at the Goose Island Belgian Beer Festival. Served in a pint-shaped taster glass at the latter.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thin ring, leaving behind spotty lace and a wispy haze on top. Hazy dark golden body.

S - Stone fruits and yeast, with some spice and peppery character to it that is thankfully restrained. Some earthy hop character as well.

T - Taste is a bit more medicinal and less sweet. Mostly spicy yeast and bread, with a kiss of citrus, stone fruits, and pale malted grains.

M - Smooth texture, medium body, and sufficient heft for the ABV. Goes down quite easily with a lowish carbonation level. No obvious alcohol is present.

D - A solid beer that seems more like a Tripel of BSPA than a Saison in some ways. Still, I'd order this one again as a change of pace beer if I'd tried all of the new beers and old favorites already.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2011 03:08:58 | More by MasterSki
Photo of elNopalero


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sometimes a saison is … just a saison. This was such a saison.

It poured a cloudy golden color. It has a rich, floral hop aroma. Flavor is sharply bitter up front followed by a long floral finish. The beer itself has a sweet floral character with some noticeable coriander and spices coming through as it warms.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 22:32:47 | More by elNopalero
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is fairly hazy,appearing copper to orange hued with an off-white head. The aroma offers malt, sweet and sour apples, green, earth. Earth and mineral water character. Perhaps a mild tartness. Medium bodied, finishing dry with a hint of spice. Overall, this was okay.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 02:40:18 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of Vonerichs


3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden and clear color with a heavy white head. There was actually quite a bit if sticky lacing.

Heavy yeast aroma with banana and clove. There a nice tropical fruit scent, too.

Banana, band aid, clove, and really sweet tropical fruit that reminded me of a way overripe mango.

The mouthfeel is syrupy and sticky. Low carbonation.

Overall, a good beer but the sweetness was a bit off for a saison.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 01:10:29 | More by Vonerichs
Photo of Etan


3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in a narrow tulip.

A: Golden orange with a decent white head.

S: Pale malt, apricot, big stone fruit esters and a bit of pepper.

T: Sweet pale malt, bitterness and peppery spiciness, phenolic, very estery and strong.

M: Medium-bodied.

O: Very estery and spicy, a bit too overbearing for the style but tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2012 17:29:59 | More by Etan
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