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Mother Of Exiles - Revolution Brewing Company

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A German-style pilsner that gets its name from the Emma Lazarus poem, "The New Colossus," where she describes her personal interpretation of the Statue of Liberty as the "Mother of Exiles." This beer has a spicy, slightly grassy flavor that kicks in mid-palate and continues on to a crisp, bitter finish. Being a lager-style beer, we gave it an extended cold aging period, which adds to its clean drinkability.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-18-2013)
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Daktah

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-28-2013 04:55:34 | More by Daktah
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -0.3%

A bright and beaming yellow-gold pours out of the bottle and into the glass; you couldn't really ask for any better clarity, this has a very nice, filtered look about it. The wispy and thin, bone-white head doesn't waste any time reducing itself into a tiny collar that stretches nimbly along the edge of the brew, leaving behind only a few, small traces on the sides of the glass.

I don't necessarily expect the aroma of pilsners to explode, and while this once certainly does not (it's a bit more muzzled than I'd like), it still smells pretty nice. Fresh barley, grains, and a good hint of bready, billowing yeast. Not much in the way of hops on the nose, and that can probably be my biggest complaint about the aroma (well, that, and the low volume). I wanna smell the Nobles!

The first sip is full of sweet pilsner malt, a touch of graininess in the back-end, and - what do you know - a finishing kiss of blanketed, musky hops. The hops are most certainly of the Noble type, and come off with a mild grassy tone and a musty, slightly bitter finish. Though they were scarce on the nose, I can forgive the hops, thanks to their appearance on the palate.

That mild bitterness from the hops stretches itself into a yeasty finish, full of handfuls of bread, grain, and some finishing malt sweetness as well. Very crisp and clean, as a lager should be, with that thick and almost clumpy yeast finish, despite the thin and frail nature of the beer itself. Carbonation is at a good level, and allows the beer to snap your palate along with the sharp yeast.

Bottom line: A nice, easy drinking, fresh-tasting pilsner that will flow down your gullet as fast as the day is long. I wish the nose was a bit more pronounced and the hops showed themselves a bit more up front, but all-in-all, I wasn't disappointed by this beer at all. I just wish I didn't have to drive down to Ohio to get it.

09-17-2013 11:10:32 | More by tectactoe
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-24-2013 01:55:30 | More by Guinnsslvr
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thaghost

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-25-2013 00:18:38 | More by thaghost
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Brenden

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

It looks the part of a pils to me, a bright and clean pale yellow with a fluffy sort of white head making a nice, almost billowing pillow on top. It stays for the long term, dropping slowly and leaving behind patchy lacing as it does.
Slightly spicy with a dry and crackery note as well as doughy biscuit, it's balanced by gently grassy and herbal hops.
Particularly after the aroma, I'm caught a little off guard by the sweetness. The peppery spiciness, grass and herb are accentuated by a little earth and a sort of doughiness to the yeast, which is likely where the fruity sweetness is coming from. There's still plenty of dough, not as dry as in the aroma, and it's finished by a bit of leaf. It could use more hops presence for a German take, but it's a good pils.
The body is medium with a solid carbonation giving some crispness, as it should.

08-29-2013 16:10:33 | More by Brenden
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +6.5%

The Mother of Exiles is a very good pilsner. The beer poured a golden clear with thin white head that dissipated...but did leave some lace. The scent carried some biscuit and grass. The taste was a very surprising balance...there was enough hop and sweet malt to blend into a very easy drinking beer....even on a humid afternoon. The mouthfeel was a medium/light body with good carbonation. Overall this was a good pilsner and I would not shy away from additional helpings.

09-01-2013 23:03:28 | More by WoodBrew
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-05-2014 01:17:16 | More by Gonzoillini
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YogiBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-05-2013 07:16:28 | More by YogiBeer
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sahd-1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-16-2013 17:14:12 | More by sahd-1
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-12-2014 15:57:15 | More by beersdmf17
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-26-2014 04:07:01 | More by emerge077
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matjack85

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%

I tried this at the brewpub. $5 for a pint glass.

The beer poured a dark gold color with a 2-finger white head that lasted several minutes. Lots of excellent lacing.

The beer had a really nice mild noble hop aroma to it.

Good balance between sweet bready malt and grassy hops. There was also a touch of orange flavor to this as well as a touch of spiciness. A nice mild bitterness lasted throughout.

Light and crisp mouthfeel. Very refreshing with medium carbonation.

This is one of the best German style pilners I've had.

08-28-2014 09:36:29 | More by matjack85
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-08-2013 16:56:04 | More by JohnnyChicago
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz into a Revolution pint glass.

A: Pours a clear straw color with a small white head.

S: Bready, light yeasty chalkiness, mild floral hop notes.

T: Taste brings an earthy, grassy hop bitterness and lightly sweet grain.

M: Light-bodied with a bit of heft from the carbonation.

O: Not bad. The earthiness of the hops is a little too prominent.

07-02-2013 03:19:55 | More by Etan
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-21-2013 18:38:14 | More by jhillwastaken
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IronTom

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-18-2013 21:27:21 | More by IronTom
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Berg-the-Boiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-05-2014 17:52:01 | More by Berg-the-Boiler
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-18-2013 21:25:49 | More by JRBecks
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-01-2013 15:22:41 | More by Thorpe429
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-02-2014 20:50:55 | More by NJBeer265
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DTown

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-06-2013 13:25:14 | More by DTown
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-18-2013 03:09:56 | More by smartassboiler
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-18-2014 14:18:38 | More by ralerwen
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-26-2013 01:12:47 | More by Azpittil57
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-23-2013 23:27:51 | More by beerhawk41
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Mother Of Exiles from Revolution Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.