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Revel Red - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A red amber hazy body, with a three finger yellow and tan like head. Some spotted lacing and settles nicely to a finger. Looks a little dull, but appealing.

Nose is a wet sticky toffee malt mostly, some slight sugar. Yeasty punch strangely. Not particularly hoppy.

Palate improves with a good full coating body. Hop juice in the middle mostly taking over the malt feeling. Finish is airy hop, dry, with a good amount of English like tea and citrus also, getting into a bit of orange pekoe tea like action.

Overall a tasty amber, nothing mind bending, but solid none the less.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 19:08:32 | More by smakawhat
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-11-2012 14:26:40 | More by JohnK17
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 6/26/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI, served in a US pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright coppery red color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with a strong flavor of caramel along with some citrus and honey. Then a decent hops presence comes in. The malt character is very hearty for the style and provides a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s on the sweet side for the style but it’s still worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2012 00:01:32 | More by TheManiacalOne
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-25-2012 17:44:35 | More by kaelingirl
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-11-2012 11:28:22 | More by TasteTester
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 19:13:26 | More by Brenden
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes out of the bottle a clear, dark coppery amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, pale tan head. Fruity aroma is mainly apple with a hint of cherry, plus a malty undertone and a subtle yeasty note. Fruity, malty flavor has a tinny undertone and a grassy hint plus a fair amount of bitterness. Texture has average body and fizziness. Maybe not Stoudt’s best, but deserves at least a chance.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 20:37:35 | More by Cyberkedi
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-01-2012 00:24:18 | More by Bdel34
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear brownish-amber hue with a huge, white, frothy, 3-finger head that slowly dissolves in to a solid persistent lace leaving a gorgeous trail down the glass.

S: Equal mix of malts and hops aroma with a slight citrus and pine background.

T: Smooth, slightly bitter, flavor with a solid hoppy mix. Finishes on the dry side of bitter.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I really liked this beer – and interesting red ale with a hoppy addition.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 01:34:37 | More by ckollias
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muddah37

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21%

04-27-2012 19:00:13 | More by muddah37
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Cranberry-ice tea coloring has a light steady rise of effervesce. A skimpy head is creamy, peanut shell in color, and quick to collapse to a sparse covering. Very thin whispy lacing on the vessel.

S: As for hoppy goes a let down. Small toasted caramel, green corn ears, with not much else jumping out at me. Mundane, light in strength.

T: Decent malt base, dry and toasted graininess, dry hoppiness shows up but again hard to distinguish. Some dry lemonflower perhaps. Seconds after the swallow a brief flash of dry lemony hoppiness appears with some sweet dry grainy moments. The hoppiness seems to pick up a bit to somewhere between average and good regards, but still remains much like the nose undistinguishable and unmemorable.

M: Light to medium bodied, some malty stickiness and very little carbonation to speak of.

O: Average. Overall a red that revels in mediocrity mostly across the board. The flavor is suitable for a backyard consumption setting, easy to handle, but not quite a tweener, wont wow you, but will pass the time. Not sure if I would bother with a six pack. The label sets itself up for a let down advertising a hoppy red that is mostly average by todays standards. Alcohol is easy enough to manage but overall lack of excitement creates a why bother attitude.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 00:57:53 | More by beerthulhu
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
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 mot 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 20:58:28 | More by chinchill
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.9%

04-18-2012 14:19:14 | More by yergermeister
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scubahood

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-18-2012 11:31:09 | More by scubahood
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-12-2012 02:14:29 | More by BeerForHokie
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21%

04-08-2012 02:10:25 | More by TheBigBoy
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lumpy1126

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-08-2012 02:05:36 | More by lumpy1126
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ski271

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Medium redish-amber with a small, off-white, slightly creamy head. Good retention and very good lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. Caramel, honey, berry and light citrus. Overall, very mild but quite pleasant.

T: Hops presence isn't huge but much bigger than the nose indicates. Floral hops take center stage from start to finish, backed by malt backbone that comes off a little thin. The finish is short and citrusy.

M: Medium body, dry texture, and moderate-low carbonation. Initial smell had my attention but it just didn't live up. Good, though.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2012 16:19:39 | More by ski271
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-05-2012 12:06:25 | More by Yabev15
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.9%

04-02-2012 00:01:45 | More by WanderingFool
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RighteousBastard


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-01-2012 23:39:58 | More by RighteousBastard
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a lipped pint glass, color is transparent amber with a great dense off white to light an head that dissipates and clings nicely.

Smell is thin, light at first but comes through as caramel malt and mild hop bitterness with some breadiness mixed in, increaesing nicely as it warms up a bit.

Taste is pretty clean on the brink of thin, but the hoppiness and malt sweetness that lingers works well. Its a strange beer in that the taste is thin upfront but lingers in hop and malt presence, flavors are classic amber caramel, light biscuit and great hop flavors that come through in both scent and taste better when drinking.

Mouthfeel starts thin, but the flavors really linger nicely in a way that nots cloying, hops and malt balance well; I keep enjoying the taste as the mouthfeel brings it back as it warms up.

Overall, this is actually a very good amber ale, the underlying flavors come through cleanly which really help to distinguish the flavors. Give this beer a chance to warm and linger in your mouth to truly enjoy; a nice example of a beer that you can pinpoint some of the ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 00:47:13 | More by mvanaskie13
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with about one finger of fluffy white head that doesn't last too long.

The scent is of toasted malt and earthy hops. Sort of light in the nose.

The taste is of moderately bitter earthy and floral hops, toasty grains, the flavor is kind of thin.

Light body, crisp and a bit thin, drying finish, moderate to high carbonation.

This is a pretty average Red Ale, it should be much hoppier. It wasn't bad but there's just not enough flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 20:04:12 | More by BeerCon5
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mwhite444

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.9%

03-23-2012 18:56:08 | More by mwhite444
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

When I see a hoppy red ale I immediately think of Nugget Nectar. It's an unfair comparison, I know.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy dark orange. Carbonation creates a finger of tight, dark tan head. Nice head retention but only minimal head retention.

Smell: For a beer that advertises itself as a hoppy ale, I'm not getting any hops in the noise. It's incredibly malty in its smell....almost cloyingly sweet. I'm getting lots of grain. It smells like Wheaties.

Taste: Much like the nose. Very malt forward. Sweet, very sweet. Lots of grassy notes. Again, no hops presence. It's not a bad tasting bad but it's not even close to what was advertised.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Fairly nondescript drinking experience. Carbonation is light. It's drinkable enough at 6.2%.

Overall: Disappointing. This beer is many things, but a hoppy ale it is not. Like I said, it's tasty enough but still disappointing. A real miss by the usually solid Stoudts.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 22:25:55 | More by pburland23
Revel Red from Stoudts Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.