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Loganberry - Revolution Brewing Company

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-04-2013

Our summer fruit beer is a lightly tart wheat ale brewed with Loganberry.
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 6
Photo of drdiesel9483
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%

Reminds me of a wheat breaking with a sour. Has a good fruity taste and goes down smooth.

Photo of kkleu357
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Slight red body. Tart taste and aroma. Some sweet wit taste. Pretty good and interesting.

Photo of larryarms847
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy burgundy with a playful purple head.

Some tart acidity, herbal, and floral.

Very light malt beverage with a slight tart acidic bite, mainly sweet malt.

Mouthfeel is thin and very much like a cup of tea.

Overall, a light summer brew, but definitely not my thing.

Photo of MasterSki
3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've had this on-tap a few times, always in 5oz samples.

A - White foam settles to a cap, collar, and splotchy lacework. Nice dark purple-tinged amber body.

S - Nebulous berry notes, some wheat pale malts and wheat, light fruity acidity and tartness. It's pretty much what you'd expect from the stock fruited wheat ale.

T - The taste has a bit more wheat and grain character, with more subtle fruity notes in the periphery. Lightly yeasty finish, with some lingering fruit acidity.

M - Medium body, with moderate carbonation. A tad grainy and tannic, with some mild lingering stickiness. No perceptible alcohol.

D - I like this more than Rosa; not sure if they share the same base beer, but the loganberries seem to integrate better than the hibiscus. Should appeal to craft beer newbies and anyone seeking a lighter summer beverage.

Photo of emerge077
3.31/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery, quick review from written notes.

Reddish orange, from a distance it almost takes on a purplish tint. Head fades fast to a thin skim and ring around the edges. Clarity is lightly hazy.

Dull wheaty aroma, mild note of vague berry fruit.

Light taste of clean, tart fruit, fairly indistinct. Mellow wheatiness. Light feel, thin bodied with ample carbonation. Fairly refreshing, but somewhat dull overall. Sort of the average "brewpub fruited wheat beer". It may have a certain appeal to "non-beer drinkers" but not to the average beer geek.

Photo of matjack85
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I tried this on tap at the Revolution Brewpub in Chicago. $5 for a pint glass. If you're wondering why they picked this rather obscure berry it's because they are located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.

The beer had a slightly hazed red/amber color to it with a 1-finger white head that only lasted about a minute, but it left some pretty incredible lacing.

I never smelled or tasted a loganberry before, but pretty sure that's what dominated the smell as it was very berry-like but not overpoweringly so. More of a delicate touch with wheat in the background.

This is definitely not a lambic style fruit beer. It's more in line with the Shock Top varieties that Anhauser-Bush puts out. It's just a mild wheat beer with a slightly sweet, slightly tart berry flavor to it. There is also a mild bitterness so I'm sure there's some kind of citrus hop added to it as well. Not bad, but no wow factor either.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. My server informed me that this beer is brewed with actual loganberries and not a syrup, so there is no cloying sweetness to it. The berry flavor is natural and not overdone.

The beer worked well with my dessert here, but still I wouldn't call it one of my favorite Revolution brews, but it's definitely worth a try.

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Loganberry from Revolution Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.