Coup D'Etat - Revolution Brewing Company

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Reviews: 52
Hads: 344
Avg: 3.74
pDev: 28.34%
Wants: 10
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
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Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beertooth on 03-23-2010

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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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

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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

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Photo of OWSLEY069
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.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

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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.

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Photo of timc100
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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

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Photo of matjack85
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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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.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of jafaircloth
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of Braber
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of Treebs
3.18/5  rDev -15%
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.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of vic21234
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of socon67
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.

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Photo of Etan
3.75/5  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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
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.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rev Kedzie Grand Opening Party.

A - Pours a golden yellow-color, white head, sticky lacing.

S - Nose is spices, yeast, light pears, malty sweetness, fruity.

T - Lightly hopped with spices, yeast, sweet fruit, and hay. Perhaps hopped up a bit too much for my tastes, but this could be contributed to how fresh this batch is. Alcohol is detectible for 7.5% and perhaps a bit too much for this beer. Finish is funky yeast and a herbal/floral sweetness.

M - Light to medium body, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - A forgettable saison compared to stuff coming from Hill Farmstead here in the US and many others in Europe. There's too many other offerings from Rev that I enjoy more then this beer, so I'll just stick with those.

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Photo of TSJ4000
2.7/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The difficult journey of creating an ancient Belgian style in American has conquered those at Revolution. The Coup D'Etat was a Saison to all those who have never..."Saison'ed" before. The yeast smell was the first set-off of cheese, stinky feet, and stale bread. Once these profiles entered my palate I was unable to get to the rest of the beer. Although the beer was drinkable, it had a viscous character that made it troubling on a hot day. Not the description you want to give to a Saison.

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Photo of Sammy
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
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...

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Coup D'Etat from Revolution Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.