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Revelry | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kawilliams81 on 11-20-2012

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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 344
Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish color with ivory colored head. Pine, dark caramel malt, bread, some floral notes, a little toast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with malt.

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Photo of gopens44
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Right away I see the head fade off to a thin layer on top this straight up red and clear beer.

Nose is just not vibrant at all. We're nearly at room temperature yet all I get is a little bit of bubble gum gone floral slightly.

Taste picks up activity real fast as this is sweet with that bubble gum, sharp with pine and mango, then a quick turn towards pine on finish.

Mouthfeel is very full bodied and excellently created in my opinion. Very superb finish bar none, with just a subtle hint of dry spiciness.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a amber copper body with good head and a lace ring. Aroma is citric hopped with touches pine/dirt, booze and malts. Beer balances high ABV, which gives beer a warming sensation and hot finish, with citric and pine hops along with faint touches of sticky caramel malt that aids beer in not being too hoppy or boozy. Nothing really popped out for me with this beer but it was enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of Karnivool1
3.07/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer was lucky to get a 3 from me........just way too bitter for a red beer. Smells malty and sweet so I was a bit excited, but just couldn't get past all the bitterness in this beer. Disappointed.

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Photo of Gemmell
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super fresh. One day off the line and into my snifter. Pours a ruby reddish hue with a decent amount of head retention. Not much lacing to speak of as the head dies down. Smells exactly like I would expect an imperial red to smell...malty. Some pineyness pulls through, but mainly just malt sweetness. The flavor is not what I expected. A lot of hoppy bitterness, piney, resin, some citrus, and on the back end lies that sweet malt flavor that is so pronounced in the smell. This is a great tasting beer and now I see it's 124 IBUs., packed with hoppy bitterness. One of the best imperial reds I've had, and at 9.5% you'd never know how strong this beer is until you've finished it. Absolutely will be drinking again. Cheers!

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Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lot 3374 ( put a damn date on it) pours an effervescent orange/auburn color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Through the roof lacing & head retention

S: Rich toastyness, not much else, faint hints of citrus. Pineyness picks up as this warms

T: Follows the nose, a little dryness, brown sugar, ghost boozeyness, leafy & herbal hops. A little resiny pine, grapefruit rind, dryness, toastyness & brown sugar all come through as this warms. Finishes dry, sweet, with a little resiny

MF: Starts out thickish, then settles into medium body as this warms. Carbonation seems subtle then turns creamy as it warms; nice balance

Drinks fairly easy for the heft, seems way more balanced than the touted 124 IBU. Another winner from Two Brothers

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Photo of arizcards
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a couple of singles from the Craft Beer Hop Stop in North Phoenix for $2.49 each. Part of Lot 3374.

Beer poured amber brown with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is citrus hops, quite nice.

Taste is citrus, mango, peach with a touch of pine balanced nicely by a caramel malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall I am liking how the mango and peach linger nicely after each sip. I thought 124 ibu's would be over the top but given this beer is likely born in December it may have mellowed and melded a bit over time. Glad Two Brothers has entered the Arizona market!

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red amber color with white head and plenty of lacing. Caramel in the nose with rye like grain and citrusy hop profile.
Taste has caramel, grains, spice, and citrus. Balancing bitterness cuts all sweetness and leaves the beer slightly bitter. Full body and good medium high carbonation. An enjoyable brew that is drinkable and flavorful. Just found out its 9.5%, drinks like a much lighter beer.

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Photo of stortore
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours a bright amber, with a small head and some lacing. The hops hit your nose first, some citrus, some pine. After that blast, it smells more malty with maybe a little molasses. Taste is hop forward- grapefruit and orange. Pretty bitter up front, tamed a bit by the malt but not overly so. A good balance. Also picking up some brown sugar and caramel, touch of the molasses. Good body and feel, well carbonated.

This a very enjoyable beer, flavorful and balanced. It's one Two Brothers best and well worth a purchase.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Great head and lacing with a dark cherry red color.
Smell - Good sweet carmel malt smell with some citrus pine hop smell.
Taste - has a different tropical fruit taste maybe some slight mango with good amount of grapefruit with a good amount of Malta that give it a good backbone. Very tart and bitter.
Feel - good amount of carbonation with a full body
Overall - very complex different beer and really good. Takes a lot of thinking when drinking this beer.

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Photo of Ri0
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass. Lot 3364

A - Clear dark amber with a natural 2 finger natural eggshell head. Retention is excellent and only fades to a cap that leaves gobs of lacing on the glass.

S - Big amounts of toasty malts with sweet caramel. Hops are prevalent and bring in a pine and citrus notes.

T - Starts off quite sweet with candied pineapple and with caramel malts. Hops move in quickly with big notes of pine and hints of citrus. It is very similar to how a IIPA would start sweet, but have a big bitter finish.

M - Medium body that is stick and well carbonated. May seem syrupy with a bitterness that lingers on the palate. At 9.5% ABV, the alcohol heat is hidden.

O - A very big imperial red with a huge hoppy finish. I drank it as I would any big IIPA.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Revelry Imperial Red Ale is brewed in the style of an American Imperial Red Ale. Available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on draft. Released as a fall seasonal.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy caramel-white head over a maple-amber body with a modest sedimentary haze and moderate relaxed carbonation. Retention is very good, lacing is medium and spotty. 4.25

(Smell) Toasted grain malt, light caramel syrup and a hoppy nose of pithy citrus, lemongrass and pine. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor expounds on the graininess of the malt bill, quite edgy and sharp with a light sweetness and an otherwise simple body. The hop notes are faint resins, muted pine and spicy hops. Overall, it’s just not as enjoyable as the aroma suggested, and a bit harsh all around. 3

(Mouthfeel) The texture is silky, lightly chewy, slick and moderately dry. Carbonation generates a soft frothiness for a smooth, mellow mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. The balance is slightly bitter and grainy over sweet. The alcohol presence is medium-high, and off characters are noted as a stronger than expected grain ethanol and mild oxidation. 3

(Overall) A very less-than-stellar imperial red with too much harshness in the flavor to come out as enjoyable. Potentially this is an old bottle, but I only had a Lot # to go by and no other point of reference to compare to. Approach with caution. 3.25

Two Brothers Brewing Co.’s
Revelry Imperial Red Ale
3.26/5.00

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.45/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

Appearance - cherry hues amber, nice top of manila foam, laces well.

Aroma - caramel and orange, reminds me of an aged dipa.

Taste - sweet up front, followed by a very harsh bitterness. Kind of makes me think this is infected, but there is still plenty of sweetness here. Very strange. Swallow is very bitter, dry, harsh, but with a backdrop of sweetness. Finishes warm with alcohol.

Mouthfeel - decent body, crisp.

Overall - bad flavor after the initial sweetness has me considering the drain on this one, a rarity in this house. Maybe a fresher sample would fare better, I'll keep my eyes open and re-evaluate if I get a chance.

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Photo of Brenden
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This big beer is on the darkest side of the spectrum, well beyond amber at a dark brownish red, bright despite its darkness but only transparent because of its complete clarity. The chunky tan head manages a full finger and settles there, and patching sticks to the glass as it follows the fluid down.
This is an aromatic red, and it makes one wonder why it has to be such a middle-of-the-road style. This beer has far more character than its many pedestrian counterparts; not only is it hoppier, it also has a stronger malts presence and just a big bouquet overall. Pine gives way to orange peel and lots of it, bitter and zesty. Heady and resinous, it achieves balance in a big caramel sweetness, lots of toast and bread crust that follow alongside it almost from the beginning.
The taste continues exactly the same pattern but switching the order, malts hitting the tongue first and hops coming alongside. It's just as big but balanced, so much flavor in this beer. Pine, orange zest, some grapefruit, and a bit more from leaf and lemon notes hit the tongue. The same balance is kept as lots of caramel and toffee add sweetness, toasted breads and crust adding depth. Every single sip gives a big dose of both hops and malt.
Big crispness hits the medium-full body up front and continues through as it goes creamy smooth on the tongue.

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Photo of jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep orange red glow with nice clarity and about a finger and a half of off white head. Lots of grapefruit and citrus on the nose along with a good but of caramel, touch of honey, and burnt sugar.

Nice and subtle yet big on flavor. Nice underlying bitterness throughout , sweet dark fruits up front, hippiness is a bit onion yes a bit fruity as well. Sounds like an odd combination but along with some of the caramel malts it actually works kind of nicely. Layered in a strange way but it works, quite resinous with a pretty long bitterness. Overall a pretty good beer. No bottled on date but I'm sure if this were extremely fresh it'd be a totally different beer

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Photo of garymuchow
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Advertised as a seasonal, but does not detail which season (although fall is listed on the header for this beer here on BA). Lot # but no dating on the bottle.
Poured into SN IPA glass.
Nice hop aroma, but not overly strong. Some fruit and some more neutral yeast. Malt is faint with slight sweetness and a bit of toast.
Big tan head. Reddish amber and mostly clear.
Flavor is more evident and complex. Good blending of flavors. Nice crispy crunchy toast malt and hop flavors swimming through and laying on the tongue for a lengthy finish. Quick hit in the gut of warmth, but really background alcohol other than that. Greenish hops and some oil resin that avoids excess.
On the lighter side of moderate for a bigger beer. Nicely carbonated.
Flavor is the star for this one. Age may have impacted aroma, but I'm sure is present in a greater degree when new. Nonetheless, an enjoyable slower drinking ale with interesting hop flavors.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am a big fan of Two Brothers and their beers and I just wish that they would begin CANning as so many are already doing. I spied this in the cooler at The Fridge recently and put it in my shopping basket, a.k. a. a six-pack carrier.

From the bottle: "This resiny imperial red ale is loaded with citrus and pine aromas that dominate the complex toasty malt character. Revel in the hops."; "Two Brothers is a craft brewery on the outskirts of Chicago that specializes in rare and seldom-brewed beer styles. The two of us - Jason and Jim Ebel - strive to produce the very best beers available anywhere."; "We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!"

My aggro pour created a faux-cascade which settled into two dense, tawny fingers of head with great retention. Color was a deep copper with NE-quality clarity and while I would have liked to take it over to Full Circle Recycling, I have been advised that color does NOT equate to metallic value and if I attempt same again, the authorities will be brought in. Whoops! Maybe I'll try it in Lincoln, NE and they can put me in the can alongside Val Midwest. Speaking of NE, the clarity was of NE-quality standards. Nose smelled of pine resin! How do I know? I started out in Deck Department on the USS Fulton (AS-11) in the US Navy and pine resin acts as a good preservative on non-synthetic line. Speaking of sticky resin, I may just scrape the lacing out of my glass and put it into a bowl, if you catch my drift. Mouthfeel was medium, but who cares? It was the resinous, hoppy flavor that was the main attraction and it did not disappoint. This is what passes for an Amber these days?!? Gimme more. Ho! 9.5% ABV and 124 IBUs?!? No wonder I feel like I just went several rounds with a gorilla. My idea of revelry is now to get naked and make snow angels. Finish was slightly hot with a blast of hops like a flamethrower going down my gullet. All beers should be like this.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Brass Rail, enjoyed in a willybecker poured from the 12oz brown bottle lot 3183.

The color is dark crimson with great clarity and pale tan cream with fine bead lace clings in a film. The smell is very good with a hop aroma similar to ruby red grapefruit with a mild caramal odor from the malt with slight mix of tropical fruit -papaya and fruity yeast esters in general. The feel is great a very good balance of malt with low sweetness more toast and citrus influence with mild acidity/bitterness in the middle and there is a mild alcohol presence in the finish which is semi-dry.

The taste is very good, nicely hopped with some pacific northwest flavor coming through that creates the flavor of ruby red just as the nose promised, very light bitterness, however that builds into a more imperial red taste as it warms with the malt flavor supporting in a nice fresh toasted but lightly caramel influence. The hop taste becomes more tropical and the element of alcohol detracts slightly however, a mild hint of berry emerges with it. Overall I would recommend this as it exceeded my expectations, very good red from a brewer I have a lot of respect for ever since my first taste of their beer at Dark Lord day in '08

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Great foam; beer is a heavy, thick brown.

Smell: Lots of oak. Some fruity alcohol as well. Smells a bit like boozy cider.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Strong oak and fruit. Very boozy. Lots of licorice and some plums and apples. Creamy and velvety mouthfeel.

Overall Drinkability: Excellent.

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Photo of bnes09
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber color. Mostly transparent. Rich off-white head with exceptional retention leaves large, ring-shaped patches of lacing all over the glass.

Rich caramel aroma. Mild toasty character. Hint of roasted almonds.

Smooth malty flavor. Biscuits and caramel. Nutty notes. Assertive earthy, herbal hop bitterness. Good balance. Hop presence leaves a tangy aftertaste.

Full-bodied, well carbonated. Smooth mid-drink with a semi-dry finish.

Good stuff. Surprisingly balanced considering the 124 IBU stated on the bottle.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: copper body, 2 finger beige head,
stunning lacing webs

S: grapefruit, pine, fresh malt, candy sugar

T: same as nose with hint of booze and long
oily pine finish

M: med/heavy body, big oily/sticky mouth

O: Delightful offering by Two Brothers!
Usually quite picky about red beers, but this
is insanely good.

JOYOUS; GRAB A BOTTLE!

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Photo of joeseppy
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a translucent copper with ruby highlights. One inch white dense bouncy head. Spider lacing throughout.

Dank. Picking up on pineapple, mango, papaya, caramel malt and pine.

Bitter brew laden with with alcohol. Very sweet upfront also. Fruit getting lost in the resinous hop. Deep malt backbone and pine.

Medium mouthfeel that is creamy. Hops and alcohol dominating.

We Americans sure crave a high ABV and for me it's getting a bit tiring. This is sure a sipper that gains a locomotive alcohol as it warms-not necessary. Why is this so expensive?-anywhoooo, big on sweetness, hops, complex malt and alcohol. Aging this will produce a Barleywine. May be better on tap.

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Photo of RedRabbit
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance - 5.00 perfect , ruby red

Smell - 4.00 Outstanding

Taste - 4.75 , What a good red ale should be

mouthfeel - 4.75 , good pallet of flavors

overall - 5.00

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I am continually surprised at the brew quality of two bros, if you are a fan of their atom smasher beer / red ales in general you will enjoy this beer

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Photo of IPAdams
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours an awesome completely transparent dark red with a 1 inch white head that lingers for a while, leaves minimal lacing. Nice visible carbonation.

Smell- Pine and grapefruit at first. Then I get some dark fruits as well as a bit of caramel and alcohol.

Taste- A bit of grapefruit and dark fruit flavor and then I get some burnt caramel flavor. Fairly bitter, the sweetness attempts to balance it but the bitterness overpowers it.

Mouthfeel- Great body and carbonation.

Overall- Good beer. Appearance is amazing and the smell has a nice complexity. The taste was a bit unbalanced with bitterness being fairly strong, but still an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of cbutova
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a pint glass with a dark red body with some nice ruby hues around the edges where light comes through. A creamy, two finger head forms nicely in the glass. Head retention is quite good. Nice rings of lace around the glass.

S- Reminds me of a hoppy Barleywine and less hoppy DIPAs at the same time, it has malty and hoppy characteristics. Pine, orange peel and flowery hints come from the hops. Nutty, caramel, sweet and toasted grain aromas as well.

T- Follows the nose but maybe even more malt comes out here. It has that distinct deep caramel, toasted nutty flavor you find in many 8%+ ABV Amber Ales. A bit of an alcohol edge some Barleywines have but it is nice. Hops are substantial with a pine forward profile with notes of citrus zest as well.

MF- Moderately thick body with a silky overall consistency. Carbonation is at a moderately low level and it helps the flavors this way. Fair amount of bitterness and alcohol warmth in the finish.

Now I miss this brewery even more. This is a new one to me but a beer I would drink again for sure. Anytime I have fresh Two Brothers products I am more and more satisfied by the brewery overall.

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