Mother Of Exiles - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.69/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2013 11:10:32 | More by tectactoe
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3.68/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
O: On one hand bolder than many pils with the bitterness but narrow because of the same. Needs a bit more malt to balance it
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2013 10:34:30 | More by ONUMello
Mother Of Exiles from Revolution Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.