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Revelry - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

232 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of Jammer42
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Jammer42, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of mjc3151
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

mjc3151, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

MrMcGibblets, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear deep garnet red in color with some amber highlights and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense creamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit peel hops along with some lighter notes of pine hops. Very light notes of caramel malts and some hints of alcohol as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of caramel malt sweetness underneath the moderate to strong flavors of pine hops and citrus/grapefruit peel hops. There are moderate amounts of bitterness and light notes of alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth with a small amount of alcohol warming as the beer warms.

O: This beer is a big beer and is enjoyable but is not the easiest to drink (especially as it warms up and the alcohol becomes more pronounced). There is an aggressive bitterness combined with the high ABV that makes this one have to be sipped rather slowly.

dbrauneis, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of aakerman
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

aakerman, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of nzerbe
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

nzerbe, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

gwiedman1, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Thickfreakness
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a crystal clear maroon/amber into my Ithaca Excelsior tulip. A thin bubbly head floats atop and fades away leaving a nice bit of sticky lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. Not much in the way of carbonation.

S- Sweet caramel, mango, grapefruit, and huge doses of pine sap/needles/bark. The alcohol shows it's head, but is pretty much covered up by pineapple and citrus. It has a touch of burnt sugar, green tea and spicy rye as well. I could sit and smell this all day.

T- Pineapple covered in caramel and rolled in pine needles and weed. Pungent Florida citrus blends well with the tropical fruit sweetness and piney hops. The alcohol is present, but not dominant. Nice notes of mild tea.

M- Pungent and dank but with a nice sweetness and caramel thickness. Glides down your throat and hangs onto your tongue nicely.

O- This is really fantastic! I'd been waiting and wanting to grab this since it came to my area a couple of weeks ago. Not sure it'll make my regular rotation at $16.99/6, but I'll be happy to grab this a few times a year. I can see drinking this next to my fire place as I am now, or out at my grill with some chicken and shrimp this summer.

Thickfreakness, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
5/5  rDev +22%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear dark garnet red in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that gradually died down, leaving a very thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of pine resin. As the beer warms up, notes of alcohol also become apparent and somewhat mask the hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy and pine resin hops along with some notes of caramel from the underlying malts and faint amounts of initial sweetness. Moderate to strong amounts of bitterness are present, which intensify and linger through the finish. Some hints of alcohol become perceptible as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation and hints of warming from the alcohol.
O: Although the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste (particularly before it warms up), the strong amount of bitterness makes this a beer that needs to be slowly sipped. It is a good beer for a cold winter night.

metter98, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beers this strong should not be this drinkable- can we write a law already?! The truth is that its strong taste and balanced flavors exceed Red Ales and extends into American Strong Ale territory- with the likes of Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Even as the beer pours, it separates to reveal a deep crimson redish-brown color with absolute dark clarity. Above the beer, its creamy froth is long-lived with sandy-tan foam and its trailing lace is strong with well defined rings and intricately woven patterns. It's a delight of a beer even to the eye.

Pine needles strike first, and the the citrus peels- the beer is certainly hop-centric to the nose. But a quick rebuttal of malt reveals supporting scents of bread crust, toast, deeply caramelized grain, and toffee. It gives me the sense of "Cracker Jacks" ballpark candies. Clean and pure in its aroma, the beer has not yeast fruit, spice, or distractions that pull it from the dialogue of malt and hops.

To taste, its the malt that strikes first: burnt caramel, toffee, sorghum, and maple offer boldly sweet flavors a split second ahead of the piney, gin-like, grassy, and lemony taste of hops. Citrus peels, pith, and resins seep into its taste and begin to govern the taste thereafter. The beer's incredible balance is remarkably even, as each alternating sip bring citrusy hop in one draw and then sweet malt the next.

I absolutely love this beer- but I do so with the appreciation that I do with those Stone Brewing beers that staddle this like so well. Two Brothers as captured this taste with magistracy and yearning.

BEERchitect, Mar 26, 2013
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 Ak555667
5/5  rDev +22%

Ak555667, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of ksimons
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-ruby red with a fingers worth of head that leaves some lacing on the glass and around the top

S-equal parts malt and hops which blend together really nicely, caramel sweetness, and some pine notes

T-starts out with caramel malt but midway through the pine and grapefruit hops come out, ends with light caramel. Alcohol creeps out at the end but is overall well hidden.

M-medium body, medium carbonation, slightly dry finish

Overall I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I actually really liked it. Really nice balance of the malt and hops.

ksimons, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev -2.4%

hoppymcgee, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of BKBassist
4/5  rDev -2.4%

BKBassist, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of BRD14
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

BRD14, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of foodie9791
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

foodie9791, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev -2.4%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of vodkammunion90
5/5  rDev +22%

vodkammunion90, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

thinwhiteduke, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of vande
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

vande, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of --Dom--
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a reddish tobacco color with minimal head, decent lacing actually though. Smells of pine and biscuity malt..

The taste? It is one boozy sucker. I get some good resiny hop, but alcohol heat is forward throughout . There is a decent malty backbone here, but once again overshadowed by the alcohol. It is honestly slightly reminiscent of a barleywine to me. Not really too much else to say here.

Mouthfeel is thick , medium carbonation. Overall I do like this beer but I probably wouldn't buy a six pack of it. I think the bottle I had was a little on the old side so I'd be interested in trying this one fresh on tap at 2 brothers. That being said, it's not really a style I have a lot of experience in but I think it's worth a try.

--Dom--, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of mpeterdpt
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mpeterdpt, Feb 09, 2013
Revelry from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.