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Revelry - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 19
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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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-27-2013 02:15:02 | More by ystazi
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark copper tan, ruby red. Nice 1 inch foamy thick head and tons of lacing.

Smell - Rye, wet danky hops, pine, lemon, grapefruit, orange, some hops, added sugars, some spices.

Taste - Huge rye/hop bite. Really nice grapefruit/orange bite with the rye as a backbone. Malts are caramel and toffee flavored and add some bold sweetness to counter the sweet acidic and citric flavors. Alcohol is present and adds warmth to each drink.

Mouthfeel - Huge rye/hop kick nails tounge with citric fruits. ALcohol warms tounge and palate. More hops and some malts coat palate with bold sweetness, and citric fruits. Aftertaste is maly, dry and bittered.

Overall - Awesome, very tasty, tons of flavors, and balanced. Each aspect adds more flavor and works together to give this a mountain of flavor. Its not to sweet, hoppy or bitter, simply balanced perfectly. Excellent beer, another winner from this great brewery. Why aint this brewery more well known? There making craft beers that are better then some of the top brewies out there.

12-07-2012 02:42:12 | More by wvsabbath
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-10-2013 14:30:45 | More by thinwhiteduke
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -18.3%

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None, released late November 2012
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Based upon the earlier reviews of this beer, I was excited to try this as soon as it was released. After trying half of the six-pack over the past two weeks, my opinion is that those other reviews are substantially unaware or discounting the hot mess of ethanol that this beer has going on. While there are good malt and hop flavors, they are constantly fighting against an overly-aggressive ethanol presence that takes a substantial amount of enjoyment out of the flavor of this beer. The hops also gravitate more towards generic bitterness than specific fruit, herb, flower, or wood smells/tastes (perhaps the alcohol assists in this occurring). In general, this recipe is a mess: it needs to tone down the ethanol in a big way, or otherwise surpass it with malt and hop flavor. This could be interesting to age and see what develops, but is otherwise a very slow sipper, and I will probably age my two remaining bottles.

Pours a tall, 2cm head of beige foam that has above average retention (especially for the ethanol content) and is composed of small and some medium-sized bubbles. The head slowly descends to a thin ring around the glass with some islands of foam atop the body, leaving decent lacing along the sides of the glass, a few large shapes and spiderwebs clinging indefinitely. Body is a deep amber read color, with light bringing out orange and light red hues.

Smells of very deep caramel malts, pine resin and grapefruit rind-like hops, slight smoked or roasted malt character, and substantial ethanol.

Tasting opens with a fairly excellent, deep, caramel malt sweetness tempered by pine resin and mild grapefruit rind, all of which occurs on the front of the palate. Mid-palate of high-intensity bitterness that's substantially balanced by the deep caramel malt sweetness and ethanol. Back of palate picks up more modest bitterness and roasted/smoky malt characters, which are quickly subsumed by substantial ethanol flavor. Lingering aftertaste of ethanol (big), hop bitterness, and caramel and minor roasted malt. At 9.5%, this doesn't hide the ethanol very well, as opposed to Oskar Blues' "G'Knight." A bit disappointing in that regard, but the flavors besides the ethanol are still very nice (though the hops come across a bit generic after a time, tasting more "bitter" than anything else).

Beer is medium-heavy to heavy bodied, with fairly minor carbonation for the heaviness, resulting in a slightly turbid feel, though the hop resins and oils present also make this oily and slick. Ethanol is easily felt on tongue, back of throat, within nostrils, and lingers long after each sip: fairly disappointing. Substantial stickiness remains on palate and lips after each sip.

12-09-2012 02:07:07 | More by falloutsnow
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-04-2013 14:42:37 | More by neckbracesub
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

11-20-2012 22:56:37 | More by kawilliams81
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

02-06-2013 15:08:40 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-30-2014 02:10:19 | More by jschott75
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-02-2014 19:40:47 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

This style is always very pretty in the glass and Two Brothers does what it supposed to do - look appealing. It has a little head but nothing major.

The aroma is special. Uniquely slightly over the top, as an American should be. It has hoppy and malty aromas nicely mixed together. It does not smell too boozy.

The taste is a little thick and chewy with loads of malts and a bit of bitterness. Nice and complex. Again, the booze is well hidden (I had no idea it was this high until I saw it here).

The aftertaste is a lingering of the previous niceness with a bit of a booze burn.

Overall, this is a nice, high quality brew.

01-05-2013 17:53:57 | More by schoolboy
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-14-2014 17:01:52 | More by JTomczak
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-23-2013 22:14:38 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-05-2013 03:21:18 | More by ryanpj
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

01-20-2013 19:40:24 | More by captainbearcat
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-01-2014 02:52:53 | More by paulish
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-29-2014 18:30:10 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Jamison85

Indiana

5/5  rDev +22%

03-27-2013 05:41:18 | More by Jamison85
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

02-09-2014 16:07:04 | More by DustinSWB
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-06-2013 21:58:41 | More by oldvines
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-12-2012 20:43:51 | More by Hugonaut13
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-02-2013 01:15:05 | More by vinny21bal
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scott2269

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

01-09-2013 17:49:27 | More by scott2269
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-10-2013 04:02:44 | More by vande
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

12-16-2012 09:11:18 | More by BarryMFBurton
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-21-2014 01:54:37 | More by kbrown
Revelry from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.