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Poetic Justice - Revolution Brewing Company

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Poetic Justice
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82
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer can probably be best described stylistically as a Special Bitter - a session beer for sure. We used 100% of a new U.S. hop variety called Sonnet, hence the "poetic" reference.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-05-2012)
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Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Thorpe429, May 30, 2013
Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Revolution 4/8/12. Thanks to HeatherAnn, pops, and Roman for the assist!

A: Served a lovely gold with snatches of light brown. Capped with one finger of bright white foam that quickly melted away, this left a small amount of lace to decorate the glass.

S: This one touches all the bases. Slightly sweet caramel, toasted grain, and delicate hoppiness.

T: Exactly as above.

M: Light on the tongue with a lingering spicy hoppiness that hangs around for ages.

O: An excellent session ESB. Hopefully they keep this on through the summer. If so, they'll sell a bunch of it.

GbVDave, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of StevieDavie
4/5  rDev +11.4%

StevieDavie, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a mug.

A - Filled to the brim so it's hard to get a feel for head volume or retention. The dime of white foam settles to a collar, mottled partial cap, and a few spots of lace. Transparent amber-brown body.

S - Biscuty malts, some toffee, fruity English yeast, some very mild butter, malted milk chocolate balls (i.e. Whoppers), and toasted grains. Hop presence is pretty faint, but vaguely grassy - not really getting a feel for what Sonnet hops are all about.

T - Taste is significantly less sweet, with more bread and grain character and less of the biscuit and caramel-type flavors that dominate the aroma. Not bad, but not as interesting or complex as it smells.

M - Medium body that is pleasantly hefty for the listed 4.3%. It's a tad watery, and the carbonation is a bit harsh for an English-style beer, but otherwise it's solid.

D - A solid session ale that's a change of pace from Workingman Mild. A solid, malty, low-ABV English ale - should appeal to loves of session ales, but not Revotion's most interesting or inspired effort. Easy enough to drink an entire mug though!

MasterSki, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JohnnyChicago, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

thewimperoo, May 21, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

PHBoiler, May 20, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of KDawg
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a medium amber/brown color with a small head (though it was filled to the top).

nice aromas of toffee, caramel, some bitter hops and grains. Balanced with nice depth.

Medium bodied with a nice feel but lacking some depth. Nice flavors of grains, toffee, and caramel

A solid bitter, but lacking some depth on the feel. Decent, but a bit disappointing in a sense (though much better than the village green from last year).

KDawg, Apr 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

sbxx, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Rihup, May 26, 2013
Poetic Justice from Revolution Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.