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3rd Year Beer - Revolution Brewing Company

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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 27
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
To commemorate our 3rd year anniversary we brewed this hearty wheat barley wine with piloncillo sugar and aged it for 4 months in Appleton rum casks. The result is something special; layers of caramel, molasses, toasted malt, oak and warmth. Cheers!

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-03-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

cwehr13, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Ristaccia, Aug 12, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

tobelerone, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

77apm, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Kevinpitts, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Theredflame2, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jspriest, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Pencible, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

gmendez1122, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

st9647v3, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

RandyKemka, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Axnjxn, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

birdsellam, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

AndyEdgar, Mar 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Flabbyjandro, Feb 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

vinny21bal, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of maximum12
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Drucifer for handing this off at Darkness Day, as I continue my quest to consume everything wheatwine. In a barrel? Please, thank you. 22 oz. red-fist bottle split with my wife.

Pour is dark orange brown with just enough carbonation to convince me it's not carrot juice. Nose speaks to rum & caramel, though it's not of the strong or persuasive variety.

Revolution 3rd Year Beer states that it's aged in rum barrels. Really? Tastes more like rum aged in beer barrels. Hot, luscious rum takes a big bite out of my palate; beautiful. Vanilla, caramel, watery sugar, big sweet malts, with the wheat only forming a distant backdrop that might be overlooked if it weren't part of the title. Sticky, thick. Good walleye, I could drink this all night.

One off? Too bad. One of the best rum barrel-aged beers I've had to date. Revolution! Make this again! An excellent beer that breathes on elite.

maximum12, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

smartassboiler, Jan 21, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. Nice white head. Medium collar. Some surface wisps.

Smell - Rum. Oaky. A bit of citrus. Caramel.

Taste - Caramel. Sharp oak. Intense oak, really. Rum comes back in a boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Very boozy. Medium heavy. Way too oaky.

Overall - It's too oaky and the rum doesn't contribute as much as other liquors would.

Alieniloquium, Jan 20, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown to burgundy body with a soft, light beige head. The aroma offers booze, sugars, raisins, toffee, oak. Sweet breads and fruit soaked in booze. Maybe some cotton candy. Apples and rum in the finish. Lots of big flavor, but perhaps this would mellow out a bit with age. Overall, pretty good.

Huhzubendah, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

NSK79, Jan 07, 2014
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Docrock, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

oso, Dec 23, 2013
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3rd Year Beer from Revolution Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.