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Revelry - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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222 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 17
Gots: 5 | 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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Brenden

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 00:45:04 | More by Brenden
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fluidpower

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-08-2014 22:42:18 | More by fluidpower
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-08-2014 01:34:12 | More by beersdmf17
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BlakeAM

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-07-2014 15:09:21 | More by BlakeAM
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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-04-2014 21:52:27 | More by JohnnyNicks
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-04-2014 19:46:34 | More by Knoxrb12
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-02-2014 00:04:20 | More by millerbuffoon
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-01-2014 09:17:15 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Dchandler422

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-27-2014 21:47:53 | More by Dchandler422
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onlymurderers

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-26-2014 20:51:54 | More by onlymurderers
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 16:17:11 | More by jtierney89
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.7%

02-23-2014 21:27:20 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-22-2014 04:51:11 | More by TubaDan
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mps

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

02-21-2014 02:19:20 | More by mps
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-17-2014 02:42:49 | More by NickSMpls
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-14-2014 03:05:52 | More by Ryen
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 18:06:15 | More by garymuchow
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am a big fan of Two Brothers and their beers and I just wish that they would begin CANning as so many are already doing. I spied this in the cooler at The Fridge recently and put it in my shopping basket, a.k. a. a six-pack carrier.

From the bottle: "This resiny imperial red ale is loaded with citrus and pine aromas that dominate the complex toasty malt character. Revel in the hops."; "Two Brothers is a craft brewery on the outskirts of Chicago that specializes in rare and seldom-brewed beer styles. The two of us - Jason and Jim Ebel - strive to produce the very best beers available anywhere."; "We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!"

My aggro pour created a faux-cascade which settled into two dense, tawny fingers of head with great retention. Color was a deep copper with NE-quality clarity and while I would have liked to take it over to Full Circle Recycling, I have been advised that color does NOT equate to metallic value and if I attempt same again, the authorities will be brought in. Whoops! Maybe I'll try it in Lincoln, NE and they can put me in the can alongside Val Midwest. Speaking of NE, the clarity was of NE-quality standards. Nose smelled of pine resin! How do I know? I started out in Deck Department on the USS Fulton (AS-11) in the US Navy and pine resin acts as a good preservative on non-synthetic line. Speaking of sticky resin, I may just scrape the lacing out of my glass and put it into a bowl, if you catch my drift. Mouthfeel was medium, but who cares? It was the resinous, hoppy flavor that was the main attraction and it did not disappoint. This is what passes for an Amber these days?!? Gimme more. Ho! 9.5% ABV and 124 IBUs?!? No wonder I feel like I just went several rounds with a gorilla. My idea of revelry is now to get naked and make snow angels. Finish was slightly hot with a blast of hops like a flamethrower going down my gullet. All beers should be like this.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 03:03:57 | More by woodychandler
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

02-08-2014 23:35:42 | More by kylehay2004
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-08-2014 04:54:39 | More by YieldToNothing
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Czequershuus

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-08-2014 02:54:04 | More by Czequershuus
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-06-2014 19:15:26 | More by ShanePB
Revelry from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.