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Revel Red - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShanePB on 11-10-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

WaterCzar, Dec 09, 2012
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Photo of oberon
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

It's been awhile since I have had a Stoudt's beer so I picked up a six pack of this today.A brilliant pour with a cealt rich deep copper/bronze with a nicely formed and defined slight off white heat atop.Just as great as the pour was the aromas are that much dissapointing,no hops just light caramel and diacetyl buttery notes.The flavors are pretty muted and not nearly as hoppy as I was hoping for,there is a light smattering of leafy hops but they are not much to right home about,carame biscuit and buttery notes prevail on the palate.It reminds me of an English-style tawny ale with it's great color and leafy hop notes,this is no American style hopped up amber by any meany....in my opinion.

oberon, Feb 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

DWolf, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

nstroup, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of renegadeburger
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

doing a taste of red ales which is now my new favorite style at least for the next two weeks haha we'll see how it goes well there goes it definitely red up to the top and clear as a bell too this one has a nice pure white alpine snow head on it

nice aroma here i definitely get a nice biscuit malt upfront then followed with a great little caramel underneath its really nice then a bit of nice lemon hops in there too

taste is nice balance definitely no off-flavor and quenching for sure

great mouthfeel in the end a little bit thin but overall enough substance to make it interesting and fun

overall a good red ale and recommended from me for sure i like this beer

renegadeburger, Jan 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

KolbMarley, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

tylerbrowe, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Runofthemiller, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

PretzelsNBeer, Jun 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ryser2k, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

rwilde, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect nonic pint glass, body is amber red with a bright clear body and small bubbled khaki tan head forming thick and dwindling slow. Fine evenly streaked remnants of lacing left with each sip, an eye appealing experience off the bat. Aromatics offer up a warm bready layer with mild earthy layers maybe a touch pine and dirt, blended amongst a caramel bready malt backbone. Flavor has a nutty caramel malt blend with bitter earthy hops bringing about a resinous quality that wraps around the palate and leaves things on the dry end of the bitter beer spectrum. Quite balanced with an original malt and hop flavor mix, compared to most of the citrus hop bomb beers out there this is just goood restrained malt and hop interplay, not in your face explosion o' hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonation not overdone, slightly resinous quality from the hop additions finishes pretty bone dry and balanced between the caramelized malt sugars and hop additions. Overall a beer I could drink in number, yet it's not the most exciting beer I've come across even while trying one bottle it's something that you want to crack open another bottle of before your glass is even empty.

WVbeergeek, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.

A: reddish-amber color; clear with a moderate, creamy head of limited duration. Little lacing.

S: nice malty aroma with hints of bread and toffee.

T: light, grassy hops, a trace of citrus, and a light malt backbone. Hoppy for style, as is most obvious in the lingering, moderately bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied; good amount of carbonation; smooth, slightly dry finish.

O: A decent, drinkable read ale, but nothing special.

chinchill, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a dark orange-red color almost reaching brown in its depth. An almost-white head is creamy and compact but still rises to just over a finger and retains something of itself the entire way. Some creamy lacing remains as it falls.
I get a nice, balanced combination of bready and caramel malts with pithy, herbal hops in the aroma. It's got a good strength to it and some depth.
The flavor follows suit with the pith really being showcased after the caramel brings the sweetness up front. I like where this one goes. There's lots of balance, a good dose of both malts and hops, and enough complexity even if 20 varieties of hops and malts weren't used. Simply put, this is flavorful and tasty with plenty of character.
The feel is smooth in a medium body with a lingering, almost nibbling sort of crispness.

Brenden, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

whatname, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - orangish amber with a thick cap of off white head that has decent retention

S - bread and faintly sweet malt

T - bread, caramel, citrus, mild bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit crisp

This is a simple beer. The flavor profile is basically big, bold, bready malt balanced with some faintly bitter, citrusy hops. Though there isn't a deeply intricate flavor, this beer is highly drinkable. I'm glad I tried it once, but I'm not sure I'd try it again.

tdm168, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of mempath
4.55/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep amber (of course) with lively albino-caramel head...sticky lacing. nice to behold. nice dried fruit/mincemeat nose...very floral/herbal. same dried fruit sweetness comes in immediately as it hits the tongue, but that's a veneer to the massive, yet balanced (bready menthol!) hop attack (it is a 'Hoppy Ale'). very similar to one of my all-time favorites, another amber hopped-up ale: Troeg's Nugget Nectar. creamy, full mouthfeel makes this an overall finest moment for Stoudts! so glad to see this sort of non-IPA hop creature out there. planning to mix this with their Double IPA....cheers and happy holidays!

mempath, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stoudt's "Revel Red"
$1.99@JoeCanal's, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

If there's one thing I can say about Stoudt's it's that they always put out a solid beer. It might not be cutting-edge or experimental, but they never go over the edge when making a beer either. The Revel Red is a great example of that. It's malty with a lot of caramel and toast, but it's not sweet, and it's not too full bodied. The hops follow: they're piney (and very gently citrusy), but not raspy. They make their presence well known, but they don't ride roughshod over the malt. There's just enough malt, and just enough hops, perfectly balanced. That said, the bitterness then is the one component here that really makes or breaks it, and they've hit it spot on for balance, always leaving a little bit of the sweetness of the malt to shine through. No one's going to taste this beer and call it "weak" or "lacking" - it's a solid American amber. In fact, it reminds me of a toned-down Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (which is actually an IPA). And that's where the brilliance comes in. It's remarkably balanced, and superbly polished, leaving a beer that's got lots of character and a great drinkability. They could have thrown more malt at it (as everyone seems to love the bigger beers), or pumped it up with hops (and the "hopheads" would be ga-ga) to get a little more recognition and accolade, but instead they went for focus. Charming, and remarkably drinkable! Well done.

NeroFiddled, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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Revel Red from Stoudts Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.