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Mother Of Exiles - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.65%


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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11-28-2013 07:38:23 | More by WesM63
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22oz bottle dated 5/15/13 poured into a pils glass
A: Pure yellow color with a 1/2-finger head and a steady stream of bubbles that makes this quite nice to look at
S: Grains, grass, yeast, spice. Light yet complex
T: Grassy & spicy throughout, bitter finish. Lacks the additional complexities found in the nose
M: Light-bodied, spicy, bitter
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Mother Of Exiles from Revolution Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.