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Revival Saison - Revival Brewing Co.

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Revival Saison
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revival Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Belgo-American inspired Saison is revived for your consumption throughout the year. Belgian Malt and yeast combined with Pacific Northwest hops make this a true New World fusion beer. Golden blonde, unfiltered and dry hopped, this beer is sure to please even the most hardcore craft lovers.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: Jwale73 on 09-30-2011)
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

disemgrowler, Jan 31, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

thegerm87, Aug 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

vfgccp, Jun 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

jaasen64, Jun 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

tneenan1, Jun 06, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At Celestial Cafe

Clear gold, way too clear for an unfiltered beer. Fingerswidth head held for a short time before skimming and skulking to a thin collar. All foam was completely gone when I finished which is disappointing for a saison.

Initially Revival had all the smells of a good saison - spicy yeast phenols, mild herbal hops, and a sweet malt character underneath. As it warmed it began to taste like buttered waffles.

Again Revival tastes like a fair saison at first with a fair balance of spicy phenols, sweet pale malt and an earthy, herbal hop in back. But as it warmed up I got more diacetyl. There wasn't a ton of butter but because it wasn't supposed to be there at all it really irked me.

Could have been good but it seemed sloppy.

donkeyrunner, Jun 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Rekrule, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Moonbear, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Damian
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank on-tap at Nick's On Broadway, Providence, RI
Served in a cervoise

The beer poured a crystal-clear amber color and was topped by a fluffy, bright white head. I had a really difficult time believing that this was unfiltered. The head deposited thin, drippy sheets of lacing along the glass.

Belgian-like spicy and phenolic yeast notes were apparent in the aroma. Sweet and slightly tart. Hint of bready malts. Lemon notes were also noticeable. Some bubblegum came through as well.

The flavor profile was a bit rough around the edges. A touch of caramel malt sweetness appeared on the front end. Spicy in the center with subtle notes of white pepper. A Belgian-like yeastiness was present but it could have been kicked up a notch or two. Citrus notes were apparent as well. The finish was intensely hoppy, bitter and dry. The hops were earthy and somewhat piney.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a fine, moderate effervescence. Creamy and slick on the palate.

I have no doubt that the brewers were shooting for an Americanized version of a saison, but this seemed like a beer gone awry. If they dialed up the Belgian yeast character, dialed down the hoppy bitterness and actually kept this unfiltered, this might be a respectable beer.

Damian, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Cnorrisl, Aug 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Kmlund, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Zono, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Shawnspl, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

mostpoetsdo, Jan 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

tenacioustomato, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jaydoc, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ColdOneKev, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

benoit917, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DrunkinYogi, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dog-ear, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Burt, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

RichD, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

barroomhero1977, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a light blonde, gold color with a substantial head into a standard pint glass. The head disappears quickly, lining the glass with delicate lacing.

Smell: Banana, clove with belgian yeast and a bit of a citrus note as well.

Taste: Much of what I get in the nose with hints of banana and spice with a belgian character.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a bit too much carbonation for the style in my opinion. Still goes down easily and drinks well.

Overall: This is a solid saison from Revival and one that I would try again for sure. Certainly not my favorite but a good interpretation of the style and worth drinking.

Mikecap, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

lisahope27, Jun 07, 2013
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Revival Saison from Revival Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.