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Bastille - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-11-2012)
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Khazadum, Jul 15, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured dark amber with decent clarity. slight lacing.

S - Floral smell, with earthy psice and fresh berries.

T - Listed by Rev as a saison, but I think BA has it right. Some hop bitterness but forward flavor is mildly sweet.

M - Carbonation is there, and leaves a bitter feel on the tongue.

O - I liked Double Fist and Coup De Grace better. This was okay but not all that interesting.

socon67, Aug 02, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a growler into a red cup. Dark caramel copper color, with lasting ample foam that remains behind for a long time.

Aromas of dried fruit and a slightly musty yeast, along with some sweet grains. Slight apricot and fig impressions.

Clean and bitter aftertaste, malty bready biscuit in the middle, slight yeasty fruitiness upfront. Flavors seem to be malt forward with some graininess and a mild yeasty fruit presence. Light to medium bodied with a seemingly low level of carbonation due to the growler. Overall fairly true to style and pretty drinkable.

emerge077, Jul 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a nice medium orange/gold color with a good foamy head.

Very good and balanced aromas of grains, herbs, citrus notes and some bits of spices and leather. Very good complexity but lacking a slight bit of depth.

Very fresh and balanced medium/full body with a nice feel. The finish is a bit clipped and the mid is lacking a slight bit with notes of grains, herbs, spices and some citrus.

A nice and refreshing biere de garde. This was done quite well and was enjoyable.

KDawg, Jul 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

I tried this at the brewpub. Served in a short tulip glass for $5. I hadn't seen this one out in the stores, so I figured if I'm ever going to taste it I'll have to try it at the brewpub.

The beer had a clear, dark golden color, but only a thin white rim for a head. The rim lasted for about a minute and left only minimal lacing.

Very fruity smell with some yeast and spiciness.

This has some bready malt flavor to it along with some farmhouse yeast, peppery spice, fruit (berries), and a touch of alcohol.

Light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

Not my favorite style so it's not going to rank up there with my favorite beers, but for a biere de garde it's alright.

matjack85, Aug 28, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in tulip att he brewpub. Appearance is brilliant gold with nice clarity. Thin layer of white head initially, not much retention. Nose is heavy in fruity ester and sourdough bread. Yeast come through along with grape, berries, and grain. Taste starts with more fruit character and has some Saison like qualities intermixed. Finish is clean and dry with moderate sweetness. Mouthfeel is somewhat light with high carbonation. Overall, this one is nicely executed and has decent balance.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a mug.

A - Small white foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind minimal lace. Translucent amber body.

S - Earthy, with lots of grains and light fruity esters in the periphery. Fairly restrained sweetness for the style.

T - Again, very earthy, with toasted grains, bread, and mild farmhouse yeast spice. Some earthy and mildly bitter hop character comes through in the finish.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium and mildly chewy body, and well-hidden alcohol. Quite filling - I felt like I'd had a meal after finishing my mug.

D - Very dry and earthy take on this style. No major problems, but not overtly interesting. I didn't need the whole mug of this, but

MasterSki, Jul 30, 2012
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Bastille from Revolution Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.