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Riot - Revolution Brewing Company

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 31
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 23.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-12-2011

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.
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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 31
Reviews by 71gto:
Photo of 71gto
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery’s tap:

The beer appeared a clear, light golden that produced a nice white head. The head was well retained and left some nice lacing.

The beer gave off a nice, sweet, malty aroma…as expected from this style.

The taste of the beer was good, certainly not the best Czech Pils I have ever had, but I could probably have sat there and put back a few. A light sweetness, which was extremely easy to drink. It had a lighter feel to it and excellent carbonation. Overall, a better than average beer.

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Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of KDawg
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.84/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boozerlass99
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AuntBea
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of slipperysoup
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thampel09
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MasterSki
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of vinceclortho
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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Riot from Revolution Brewing Company
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