Revelry - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by madvermin:
4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
Pours an amber, reddish hue, indicative of the style. Head is an inch thick and retains well, leaving average lacing.
Immediate smell is of caramel and bubblegum, with a strong lemon/orange citrus behind it. Candy-like combination of the citrus and malt is very, very pleasant on the nose.
Taste follows the aroma: caramel, brown sugar front, quickly followed by a tasty orange center. The orange is sweetened, not sour, and normally I'd prefer the latter, but here it works. Alcohol offers a bit of a harsh sweetness. Finish is bitter and a bit acrid.
Mouthfeel is harsh compared to the rest of the package, with the bitterness very strong (in a good way) for the style. Alcohol offers that warmth found in big stouts but not usually in red ales. Drinkability helped by the bitterness, hindered by the alcohol, but for a 9.5% abv beer this is incredibly easy to down. Overall a great red ale, and I'm happy to see it bottled in six packs.
12-04-2012 03:51:44 | More by madvermin
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4.45/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
03-09-2014 00:45:04 | More by Brenden
3.73/5 rDev -9%
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.
12-24-2013 19:28:29 | More by joeseppy
4.43/5 rDev +8%
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.
01-09-2014 03:39:43 | More by tjsdomer2
4.85/5 rDev +18.3%
The revelry imperial red is amazing and is in competition with cane and ebel as my favorite beer from two bros! The beer pours a clear rich amber with a thin frothy head that is lacing like a Vicky secret catalog. The smell is powered with piney citrus hops. The taste is a beautifully balanced beer of caramel malt with California hops. The mouthfeel is full body with smooth carbonation. Overall the beer is awesome...only problem is that I want to drink a ton of it but it is loaded with abv!!!
01-01-2013 02:42:00 | More by WoodBrew
4.34/5 rDev +5.9%
Had on-tap at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL.
Server said it was 12% ABV but BA says it is 9.5%, so i don't know which is correct.
This beer is very good! It is a little bitter but not too over the top. The alcohol is hidden very well. I can tell it is a red ale with the rye notes.
This is a solid beer that should be tried by all.
04-16-2013 00:21:58 | More by mjc3151
4.3/5 rDev +4.9%
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
02-26-2014 16:17:11 | More by jtierney89
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
Somehow put off reviewing this beer until the last one in the fridge is staring me down.
Here goes... poured a 12 oz. into a tulip glass.
Deep saturated amber color with auburn crimson highlights. A dense head of foam that rises above the rim in a convex dome, sturdy and not wavering. As it settles, there's a copious amount of lace in the glass. Bright clarity, not much carbonation to see.
Earthy vegetal hop aroma, some sweet crystal malt and marmalade sweetness.
Floral bitter piney notes, light apricot sweetness, lingering earthy hop bitterness. Fairly dry with a noticeable abv. Not as smooth or flavorful as Cane & Ebel. Its sort of easy to get distracted from, a good beer but ultimately not all that compelling in the end.
01-17-2013 02:21:27 | More by emerge077
Revelry from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.