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Mother Of Exiles - Revolution Brewing Company

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 8.4%
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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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

09-03-2013 05:49:04 | More by Gstolas
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-21-2013 03:12:05 | More by thewimperoo
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steveh

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Spotted this new one (for me) on the way home today, had to give it a try.

No discernible best-by date on the 22 ounce bottle. 5.5 ABV on the bottle: notice sent.

A -- Clear, pale gold with a sudsy white head that settles quickly to a bubbly cap. Only complaint is the weak head.

S -- Mild spicy noble hops up front, some light DMS and light yeasty breadiness.

T -- Spicy hops up front followed by a smooth, bready-crackery maltiness, some mellow citrus and finishing with a great spicy bitterness. The bitterness lingers through the aftertaste, but mellows out to soft breadiness.

M -- Crisp to soft mouthfeel and a medium-light body.

O -- A very nice take on the style, crafted very well: crisp, smooth, refreshing -- nothing in-your-face, but very flavorful use of good malts and hops to-style.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 20:44:09 | More by steveh
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, apple, pear, pepper, clove, cracker, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and fruity esters; with good strength. Taste of lemon, apple, pear, pepper, cracker, bread, floral, grass, herbal spiciness, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, pepper, cracker, bread, floral, grass, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Damn nice balance of malt, hop, and fruity ester flavors; with good flavor robustness, malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Pilsner! All around great balance of malt, hop, and ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 04:36:43 | More by superspak
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YogiBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-05-2013 07:16:28 | More by YogiBeer
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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IronTom

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-18-2013 03:09:56 | More by smartassboiler
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Joel12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-02-2014 23:26:07 | More by Joel12
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Redrover

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had Revolution’s Mother of Exiles on tap at Sheffield’s. It was served in a standard shaker pint. The beer is gold with a slight chill haze.

It has a nose of grains, spice (white pepper comes to mind) and floral notes.

Taste is grainy and slightly bitter. It reminds me of a slightly hopped-up Bitburger which is a good thing in my book. Spice and floral notes, something a bit mineral like and it finishes a touch sour. It is really fresh and crisp.

Why can't this be a year round offering??

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2013 20:36:10 | More by Redrover
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-04-2014 03:10:02 | More by ajzy
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-16-2014 00:30:54 | More by mattmarka1
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-19-2013 02:33:07 | More by Hugonaut13
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-07-2014 04:58:43 | More by dedbeer
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little_star

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2014 23:54:09 | More by little_star
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-19-2013 16:25:15 | More by BeerLover99
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-31-2013 18:12:01 | More by jrpapajcik
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Binny's Lakeview. Served in a pilsner glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotches of lacework. Transparent golden straw body, with tons of slow-moving bubbles visible.

S - Smells like a pils alright, with buttered biscuit and crackery malts, cereal grains, and some herbal note hopping. Not the most potent aroma, but pretty true to style.

T - The taste is quite a bit sweeter, with cereal grains, yeasty bread, and doughy flavors. A bit of grassy hop and nebulous fruitiness late, with a lower level of bitterness. A bit sweeter than I prefer; vaguely Urquell-esque.

M - Medium body, pleasant soft carbonation, slightly grainy in texture, and crisp in the finish.

D - A decent pilsner that is easy to drink but mildly forgettable. One of Revolution's better recent efforts and a good summer brew. Had no problem putting down 22oz.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 03:38:11 | More by MasterSki
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Brenden

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

bomber into a DFH tulip/pint glass. May, 15, 2013 bottling date

Pours a crisp light golden color with a nice head that quickly dissipates. Crisp, malty aroma. Tad of lemon zest. Normal for the style. The taste is refreshing and malty with a tad of lemon, just like the aroma would suggest and just like a pils should be. Easy drinking, lighter bodied with mild carbonation.

overall nothing out of the ordinary, just a good pils.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 00:40:12 | More by Axnjxn
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sahd-1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-08-2013 16:56:04 | More by JohnnyChicago
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Mother Of Exiles from Revolution Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.