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Coup D'Etat - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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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Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Decent and serviceable though not exceptional saison. This batch weighed in at 8.1%. It hits the style, apple flavour commingles with orange and grapefruit. Lacey, farmhouse aroma as compared to a peppery spicy saison aroma. Not too drinkable.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass at the Bad Apple.

Gotta have somethin' whilst awaiting a bacon/peanut butter burger, so why not a local saison? This stuff pours a cloudy sunset gold topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, lemon zest, light orange zest, clove, black pepper, and a twinge of what may or may not be some sort of melon back there... The taste brings in more of the same, with the spices taking a back seat to the citrus. Not much in the way of funk or real "saison-ness", but still not bad; kinda like a more-spicy-than-usual Belgian hefe... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly grainy feel. Overall, again, more of a Belgian take on a hefe than a saison in my eyes, but still pretty tasty. Now for that burger...

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MasterSki
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours light hazy deep gold color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apricot, lemon, peach, pear, apple, light banana, clove, coriander, herbal, wheat, bread, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of apricot, lemon, peach, pear, apple, light banana, clove, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light amount of earthy yeast spice/hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon, peach, pear, apple, light banana, clove, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great yeast/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice French saison. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of mothman
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a white head. Color is a hazed sunset golden orange/yellow.

Aroma: Lots of yeast and spice. Bready. Some pepper. Belgiany. Cloves.

Taste: Lots of spices. It is very bready and yeasty. It tastes Belgian, but not very saison-like. Tastes more like a golden ale.

Mouthfeel: Dry and spiced. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a lot of spice.

Overall, not a fan of this one. Too heavy of a body and not enough barnyard funk.

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Coup D'Etat from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.