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Revelry - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 21
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kawilliams81 on 11-20-2012)
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

Kraty1, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After the palate-rape of Bolt Cutter last night, I’m craving something simple and hoppy. This imperial red was pretty expensive, but I have a feeling it’s got just what I need.

A: Blood red and translucent with almost no head, this looks more like wine than beer. A hint of beige foam appears for a moment but drops instantly to nearly nothing, leaving only small dots of lacing. Looks pretty viscous.

S: A strongly piney smack of hops to the nostrils leaves me reeling, packing in notes of grapefruit and fruity, gummy candy on the edges. Pure aromatic hop oils like this instantly put a smile on my face. Surprisingly fruity malt character here, as well, presenting layers of raisin and dried cherry within a sweet bread tone to form a fruitcake character; it works well to support the thick hops.

T: Hop juice! The palate starts with warmly bitter tastes of pine, lime rind, and something delightfully green and flowery – like rose water or lavender – and never lets up for a second. And they never lie too thick on the tongue, either, like other oily, viscous imperial ales; these bitters stay as light as in a 5%-alcohol IPA. Wonderful. The cinnamon and toasted bread of the malts provide a lovely cinnamon roll character (though not as sugary as the real thing), while notes of roasted barley, banana bread, and light cola roll around in varying intensities. Finishes exceptionally light, as crisp as you can ask for in a beer like this.

M: The body prickles like soda water, fizzing lightly enough to make the hops basically weightless. Impressive.

O: Revelry is the perfect name for this beer: bubbles and hops dance merrily across the palate with every sip, in a way I didn’t think was possible in a beer over 6% ABV. Everything about it just works. I’m not sure what hop strains they’re showcasing here, but I’m intrigued; I love the combination of a strong aroma and only moderate bittering effect.

BarryMFBurton, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
4.14/5  rDev +1%
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.

garymuchow, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: alright, I kinda chetaed and poured it into a weizen glass: I was hoping it would have a color that the glass would accentuate - and it did - to say it was an amber-brown beer does no justice to how great this beer looks - red-orange hightlights, off-white head - a finger+ - slimmed into a thin cap, left small motes and sheets of lace - and great clarity

S: rich hearty malts and robust hops

T: deep malts gave this beer its color, and it tastes the way it looks - great malt backbone, superior hoppage makes it like a dark IPA; slight sweetness, vaguely suggestive of the brown sugar on sweet potatoes; hops are piney, resinous, and citric

M: slightly sticky, light-to-medium-light body, crisp, bitter

O: really impressed - but I don't get to a lot of Imperial red ales, so I don't want to gush - aside from style-expectations, I would say this was an extremely enjoyable beer.

Greywulfken, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, burgundy color with a one-finger, off white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled strongly of pine. Some citrus notes, too.

T - It tasted piney and resiny with a burnt toast maltiness. Bitter and tasty.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really good imperial amber ale. Two Brothers continues to impress.

zeff80, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Brothers No. 15 beer of 15 beers for 15 years. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- Pours a clear dark copper with a 2 finger light tan head. Small blotches and bubbles linger on the glass.

S- Caramel, brown sugar, citrus, dark fruits, and pine.

T- Sweet toasted malts, caramel, toffee, pineapple and citrus, brown sugar, with big pungent citrus and pine bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Has a nice creaminess.

O- 2 Bros. got this one right at least! Very nice balance of sweet and bitter citrus along with some brown sugar. It lists the beer at 24 ibu's, although it has a nice bitter punch it is no palate wrecker (not the beer) by any means.

kawilliams81, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of madvermin
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

madvermin, Dec 04, 2012
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Revelry from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.