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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 hosehead83
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a wine goblet.
Deep amber/copper in color, with a moderate, off-white head of foam.
Aroma-Big whiff of piney, citrussy hops.
Taste-Toasted malt, caramel, immediatley pushed back by a big wave of piney and citrus hops.
Big, bold hop flavors throughout, and relatively smooth for the high ABV. Very flavorfull and warming. Hop-head recommended.

hosehead83, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

thinwhiteduke, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

wvsabbath, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -2.4%

jschott75, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of falloutsnow
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

falloutsnow, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2.4%

paulish, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of neckbracesub
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

neckbracesub, Aug 04, 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 leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

leprechaunandfatman, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev -2.4%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

DarthGuitarHero, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

schoolboy, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of ryanpj
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

ryanpj, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

JTomczak, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Brams17
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +22%

captainbearcat, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4/5  rDev -2.4%

bigbluebeerguy, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Hugonaut13
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Hugonaut13, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Jamison85
5/5  rDev +22%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of oldvines
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

oldvines, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of scott2269
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

scott2269, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of DustinSWB
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

DustinSWB, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of lucasj82
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

lucasj82, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of vinny21bal
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

vinny21bal, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of kbrown
4/5  rDev -2.4%

kbrown, Jun 21, 2014
Revelry from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.