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Coup D'Etat - Revolution Brewing Company

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225 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertooth on 03-23-2010)
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schleprock

Illinois

2.76/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I had this in the brewpub on tap. It was served in a tulip glass.

This beer poured a golden coler but the head quickly disappeared and left no lacing to be had.

The smell was of sour grapes and not at all what I expected. I could not get any malt smell because the sourness was overpowering.

Very tart sour taste, low carbonation and not balanced at all. I'm thinking this beer has an infection or the beer lines aren't clean because this is not what I expected in a Saison.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2014 04:06:22 | More by schleprock
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

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
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REDAMI

Ohio

3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Pale, hazy, amber-gold with a creamy white head.

S - Tart dried apricots and straw.

T - Citrus rind, hops, grassy finish.

M - Crisp carbonation, medium body, mildly cloying hops.

I wish it tasted more like it smells. It's not bad, just missing the saison funk and overly hopped.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 01:07:35 | More by REDAMI
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Weston19

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Honey color, white foamy head; about two fingers worth.

S: Sweet honey smell, very perfumy. Has a hint of yeast and banana. Like a light smelling Hefe Weizen.

T: Bready, has a hop taste mid palate. The lingering flavor reminds me of the White Christmas from Samuel Adams. It's really good that it doesn't have any taste of alcohol since I've had beers at this alcohol level with present alcohol taste.

M: Light, and oily mouth feel. Doesn't leave much of an aftertaste in your mouth.

O: Not a bad beer. There was nothing spectacular about this beer but there's nothing wrong with it either. I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 08:20:30 | More by Weston19
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KFBR392

Illinois

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
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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
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ONUMello

Ohio

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
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, sweet green apples and a small earthiness. In the taste, sweet earthiness with green apple like undertones. A smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry spicy and green apple like aftertaste. Spicy, small earth, and big green apple, decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 18:43:23 | More by OWSLEY069
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled opened on 7.1.13

A - Pours a hazy lighter orange with a light tan head with solid retention.

S - Saison yeast, spicy, bannana.

T - Lots of spices and bannana.

D - Tons of carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Sasion style with lots of fruity bannana and Belgium spices.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 04:29:53 | More by HuskyinPDX
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

the saison is in vogue these days, and as it turns out, they aren't all good. this one sort of straddles the line, and while it scores well from me in all categories, the overall leaves something to be desired. great pour on it though, brightly colored yellow despite the sediment, and the head is rich and foamy, bone white, and everlasting. the smell is like the wyeast French saison yeast I use in my home brew, and im not sure if I love that familiarity here or not. listed at 8.1% abv on the menu at the brewery, I cant smell the booze at all, which is impressive, but I don't get much else interesting in malt or hops. the flavor is yeast heavy, and it is definitely the same stuff I use at home. blanched sort of wheat malt base, uninspired. the alcohol remains subtle, but creeps in just a bit in the finish, which is warming and floral. not bad at all, just not as complex as I like them to be. good bubbles, good body, somewhere around medium, but plenty drinkable for its strength. not a beer I am eager to drink again, I feel like it is the sort of cookie cutter saison, which seems to be a contradictory phrase when the history methods of the genre is considered, but there are too many of these out there right now that are not distinct. google saison recipe, click the first link, acquire ingredients, follow instructions. that's not what turns me on about beer and brewing, and it certainly isn't "revolution"ary.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 13:41:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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Vonerichs

Illinois

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
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timc100

Illinois

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
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matjack85

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this 22oz brown bottle at Sal's Liquors in Addison, IL for $7.99. No freshness date.

The beer poured a hazy pale gold color with less than a ½-finger's worth of white head that dissipated quickly to a thin rim and left very little lacing.

The beer had a fruity smell with a whiff of spicy yeast, but overall there wasn't much to the smell.

It has some fruit flavor, but overall it's more spicy than fruity. It has an earthiness to it as well. There's a touch of alcohol in the finish and 50 IBU's worth of bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel, crisp, and with a dry finish. Carbonation is on the high side.

Not sure how saison-y it is, but I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 08:30:52 | More by matjack85
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Mavigo

Michigan

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
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up this bomber at my local Jewel Grocery store. I love how they've expanded their beer selection.

Clear, dull, copper copper. Very quick head and no residual foam. There's a few lazy pillars of bubbles.

Earthy, light hops, chalky dry smelling yeast. Mildly toasted, crisp crackers. maybe a little dry caramel.

Dry, but syrupy palate. Chalky, dry fruit yeast flavor. A little alcoholic heat. The finish is crackers, toasty, caramel, and faint grass.

Not a bad saison, but I probably won't buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 01:17:16 | More by scruffwhor
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jafaircloth

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz Bomber (drink by 3.05.13) into my Goose Isl. Imperial Pint Glass

A - Golden color think 1" foam head that faded.

S - Scents of Lemon, honey and spicy yeast esters.

T - Flavor is tart and sweet with a finish that tastes like Kolsch+Weiss.

M - Medium Mouth feel, dry and crisp, and finishes with mild tartness.

O - I think it plays a little heavy for a Saison, it's more of an Imperial Kolsch.
I did enjoy it and I'd buy it again if I was in the mood. But not if I was seeking
out a traditional French or Belgian Saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 23:51:27 | More by jafaircloth
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Braber

Illinois

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
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Treebs

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber served in a FW tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden color with light amber hues. A frothy white head forms on the pour and recedes slowly to a thin cap. Thick sheets of lace are left down the glass.

S: Musty yeast, some slight peppery notes with some peach fuzz fruitiness. There are some bready malts as well.

T: Definite yeasty must up front with an odd peach sweetness to it. Tastes like some concentrated syrup that goes into a snow cone. It definitely doesn't give off pleasant flavors as it completely wipes out the yeast and would be even more sweet if it wasn't for the cracker malts that slightly cut it.

M: Medium bodied with a slight sticky quality to it. Medium carbonation with a drying finish.

O: The syrupy sweetness in the taste was definitely off-putting and it completely dominated the other flavor components. Not that balanced. Nice on the nose. but not taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 21:57:18 | More by Treebs
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a hazed burnt orange amber color with two fingers of off white head. Decent head retention no lacing.

S- very subdued nose. Wheat notes with a peachy estery yeast character. Some subtle spice notes with a chaulky yeast. Almost a lager like quality.

T- super sweet peach syrup with spice notes up front. Chaulky dusty yeast in the middle with a grain flavor. Astringent booze on the finish. Unbalanced brew and much to sweet.

MF- syrupy mouthfeel with a medium body. Average carbonation.

D- a little cloying and disjointed not very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 04:06:55 | More by Viciousknishs
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

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
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homebrew311

Illinois

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
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vic21234

Illinois

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
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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
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Etan

Wisconsin

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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a slinder tulip designed glass, a pint of Belgian authenticity resonates with the palate in a full fruity spicy balance with floral overtones and firm malt underpinnings.

The bright golden ale pours a little on the yellowish side with stray rays of light that penetrate the yeasty haze. The beer builds a frothy cap of white foam; a mix of big and bold froth continues to build upon a base of densely knit foam. Confident lace piles on the glass in very attractive fashion.

The bright and fruity aromas are on full display with pears, apples, oranges, lemons, apricots, and figs. Supported with a soft pillow of pilsner malt, the fruit flavors seem sprinkled with supple powdered sugar. This doughy brine of sweetness is balanced with a peppery note that triggers the olfactories with celery seed, dried orange peel, floral hops, musty hay, white pepper, and a dash of cumin.

The elegant fruit and earthy spice resonate with the palate as well with a balanced taste that starts with bready sweetness of sugar cookie. The confectionary elements develop into a estery and spicy mid palate of citrus, tropical, and domestic fruits let by apple, apricot, and pear. The sweetness and fruit flavors trail off heading into finish and allows for the growing intensity of spice to blend with hop flavor-turn-bitter of lemongrass and mild plastic to close the beer and linger in aftertaste.

Medium bodied, the carbonation tends to form a creamy and fuller impression rather than the champagney textures of true refermented Belgian varieties. Although the alcohol warmth, hop and spice dryness, and fading malt textures aid in overall dryness to finish, it still doesn't allow the beer to bounce off the tongue with the sprite prickle, drinkability, or refreshment of beers such as Saison du Pont or Fantome.

Pleasant enough to quench the thirst of the most die hard of Belgian saison drinkers, the beer does what American brewers to for these styles- deliver a cleaner and more simplified palate, offer creamy vs. dry carbonation, and under-attenuate for full flavor and weight without the whimsical complexities of true Belgium.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2012 17:08:59 | More by BEERchitect
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