Revive | Upland Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A unique blend of pineapple and chamomile meets our base sour blonde ale. Discover our wood-aged sour with a unique combination of fruit and spice, producing lively aromas of citrus fruit and herbs with tart flavors of apple, pineapple, and stone fruits.

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 57
Photo of smcolw
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer fits all of my criteria for a great beer. First, it steps out to try something intriguing. Second, it doesn't overdo any one ingredient to make the beer off centered. Third, this beer blends the ingredients in such a way that they pay off of each other.

I wouldn't be able to identify the various tastes as individual parts except to read that they exist in the first place. The chamomile is most distinct, yet subtle enough to be indistinguishable. The pineapple is most alluding.

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Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Decent amount of forth subsides to a thin lacing, mildly hazed dull golden hue. Smells of a fruit cocktail but without the sweetness, some tartness and soft spicing but a lot of fresh fruit twang. Tart peach, pineapple, apple skin, and a kiss of herbal tea on the palate. A little bit of puckering wood in the middle. Dry with a hint of grassy grain, long lingering tartness with a fading pineapple in tow. A good grasp on balance, not too sour lots of other flavors come forth. Another winner from Upland.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden Yellow in appearance. Somewhat hazy. It's a pineapple delight! Pineapple all day. Reminded me of a pineapple hard candy. Not too sour. Fairly dry. Lower carb. Balanced.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden yellow body, mostly clear but with a touch of haze, and no head or lacing to speak of.

S - The primary note is acid, with hints of spice, floral notes, and just a touch of fruit and wood.

T - The flavors hinted in the nose explode forward in the taste, with a sour front giving way quickly to earthy spices, cinnamon, wood notes, and a core of apple, tropical fruits like pineapple, then a definite floral and mint hit in the close.

M - A bit taxing over time, this is not superbly clean. Still, for as big as the assertiveness of the open, the close does ultimately leave you wanting to dive back.

O - Absolutely not what I expected, but not in a bad way. Sourness is there, but this is an unexpected spice and floral melange that works, but not in a way I've had before.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy. Not much head. Sweet and a bit tangy/sour. Chamomile adds a noticeable spice and floral character. A bit cinnamony. Pineapple is more noticeable here. I got it in the nose but it's more potent on the tongue. Pretty sturdy sourness on the finish. Lighter bodied. A tasty beer but not worth the price.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straw yellow body, hazy, with minimal white fizzy head that fades quickly and totally despite the fine streams of carbonation rising. Some of the best labeling/bottle art I've ever seen; possibly *the* best. So elegant, serious yet fun, original, and eye-catching; +.25 for appearance. The nose. Ahhhhh, the nose. Authentic pineapple and cinnamon (how does that work together??), some other warm baking spices. It's slightly mouth-watering, which I hope translates to sourness in the taste. Ahhhhh, the taste. Pineapple. Cinnamon. Apples. Pear. Some other mild herbs like chamomile. Totally, unequivocally, surprisingly delicious spiced fruit juice. It could use more 'beer' notes, like a hint of wheat or other light malt, and definitely more tartness, especially for a sourhead like me. But the flavors are all perfectly blended and balanced, no doubt kudos to time spent in the barrel. Body is light and crisp, with fine carbonation that provides a welcome tickle.
What a treat, and highly economical to boot. I could use more sourness, and it'll be too fruity for some palates, but that's where the 'problems' end. The fruit flavors were genuine and powerful, and paired supremely with creative ingredients that offered balance and a wider range of flavors. A diamond in the rough for sure, and I'll be discovering more of their gems shortly.

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Photo of Statik_v87
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I just poured this into a chalice from a chilled bottle and I can't wait for the first sip. Here goes nothing. Okay,,,

Look: As I peer through my chalice, I admire the hazy, golden straw hue of this beer. It appears to have good carbonation. Many tiny tiny bubbles are steadily welling up from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: This beer has a nice nose, as well. With hints of stone fruit, tropical fruit, cinnamon, chamomile, and even pumpkin. Sweet and spiced with pumpkin? Perfect for pairing with dinner on the last night of Autumn. Awesome.

Taste: The smell really whet my appetite, and the taste definitely backs up what the smell promised. Sweet and a bit tart with hints of fruit, flower, gourd, and spice. A very nice rich, spiced flavor that is made lighter and more refreshing by the subtle tartness and good carbonation. (Which brings me to...)

Feel: I'm really enjoying this beer so far. I can feel the cool liquid washing over my palate as the tiny bubbles tickle my toungue. Very nice pairing with tonight's dinner, I must say. Light and refreshing, while rich and complex in flavor.

Overall, very impressed. I think I might grab another bottle to hold onto. Thank you, Upland.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a medium orange body, one finger white head, good retention, not much lacing. Smells of stonefruit, gourd, light spice and cinnamon, light grainy sweetness. Flavour is similar; it really does taste like some sort of spiced up sour. Stonefruit, gourd, spice, grain, moderate lactic acidity. Medium-lighter body, good carbonation, moderate acidity on the backend. Solid, a nice twist on a sour ale, definitely worth trying once. Haven't come across one quite like this.

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Revive from Upland Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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