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Riot - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A crisp Czech-style pilsner named for the Lager Beer Riots of 1855, Chicago's first civil disturbance. After the Mayor raised liquor license fees and ordered taverns to close on Sundays, armed German and Irish immigrants took to the streets. The riot was stopped by the militia, but the next year the Mayor was voted out of office and the laws were restored.

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-12-2011)
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jegross2, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the brew pub in a 5oz glass. Pours a clear gold color with a nice head.

Very crisp and clean aromas of noble hops, grains and a good amount of crackers as well. Nice depth as well.

Very nice and smooth medium feel with good depth. Polished and focused with flavors of noble hops and crackers.

This was extremely good. Nice and crisp, but with a sort of fatness to the feel as well.

KDawg, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

FreshHawk, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery. Served in a mug.

A - White foam settles to a thin collar and wisps, but negligible lacing. Transparent golden body.

S - Bready, with toasted cereal grains, a hint of fruit, and minimal sweetness. Somewhat understated, even after it warmed up quite a bit.

T - Toasted malts and cereal grains, with some zesty and spicy herbs, and moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

M - Smooth, crisp, medium body, a dry finish, and minimal alcohol. Pretty much on point for the style.

D - It's a solid take on the style, and I appreciate the attenuation as I don't like overly fruity pilseners. Still, the mug was too much for me to consume after my meal at Kuma's corner - a tulip would have sufficed.

MasterSki, Aug 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

cadaugherty, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Hopfist
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I walked in the pub to find the owner, two brewers, and a gaggle of servers whom must have just finished up their shifts all sitting down for pints of this stuff. "I'll have what they're having."

Clean yellow appearance with bone-white foam. Subtle Czech and German hop notes in the nose. Middle/high carbonation (appropriate for style) which accented the bitterness and hop aroma, but subdued hop flavor. This is precisely what I was hoping for. Wonderfully executed Czech Pils. Hoppier than most popular examples, but certainly not overdone.

These guys know how to make fantastic classic styles that are well-ballanced as well as big one-offs. Great beer.

Hopfist, Sep 20, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer with an hombre burger at their brewery.

The beer is a gold color with a white head that is on the small side, but I was sittting at a table so who knows how long the glass was sitting after the pour.

Smell is nothing much honestly. I was not expecting much after the smell.

Taste was exactly what this style should be. A bit on the sweet side, but overall exactly what I want in a pilsner. Most of the taste is a sweet tea and hop flavor, but very drinkable. Something I would want if I were to have several.

71gto, May 12, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright and saturated copper color, thin ring of foam, with some decent coverage. Visible carbonation in the glass. Darker in color than most Czech Pilsners.

Sweet malty nose, not much else. Certainly nothing in the way of hops.

Leads off with a big sweet malt flavor, vague noble hop, biscuit and tea flavors dominate. Sweetened tea, cereal grain lingers with an slight medicinal note. Smooth and easy drinking, not a bad session option. It could use a bit more crispness to enhance that, but the Czech Pilsner is traditionally sweet and malty anyhow.

emerge077, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of jrallen34
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brew pub... A dark gold, very clear. An off white head with great retention and even better lacing, totally full and coating. This is a looker... A dead boring aroma, a hint of wet grains, that's it... The taste has a ton more going on. This is a heavy pilsner, strong pilsner hops, bitter finish, a little sweet grain but great. Floral bitter hops finish. Really good easy to drink and super flavorful, crisp drinker.

A really good pils, well worth trying.

jrallen34, Feb 12, 2011
Riot from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.