Revival Red Ale | Marshall Brewing Company

Revival Red AleRevival Red Ale
BA SCORE
3.64/5
74 Ratings
Revival Red AleRevival Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States
marshallbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 02-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,420
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
74
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 25
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.91/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Murky rust color. Cream colored head leaves a thick film, decent lacing initially.

Aroma: Charred grains underneath an otherwise hoppy aroma.

Taste: Bitter hops attack first, leaving no room for any malt sweetness. Maybe some grains toward the end, but still a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, bright.

Overall: I'm not a fan of hoppy reds. I prefer malty reds. This is my least favorite Marshall beer in an otherwise exceptional lineup. No worries.

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Photo of Cavery
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another generous extra from BeerBoy9960. I think he pretty much sent me a mini-tour of Oklahoma brews! Thanks again.

Review from notes July 31st 2011

Poured into a Stone Nonic.

A: Deep rose extracts (trying not to say blood, which is what it looks like!). Every time I look at this I think about true blood. Surprising gossamer lacing from some slightly off-white peach bubbles. A surprisingly colorful looking pour.

S: A very cherry bandaid smell. Slight unripe pomegranate, with hints of passion fruit. Renewing my palate with a whiff repeatedly takes me to medicine cabinets. Candied malt with some cheap sugars. Pretty meh, missing a hop presence.

T: A biting band-aid flavor with some red apple skins and cheap cherry pastries. Slight flavors of doughnut sprinkles makes me scratch my head with confusion. What is this? This is unidentifiable as a beer in the flavor. Plain bran muffins in the linger.

M: A bubbly decent light medium bodied brew with well done carbonation. This completely avoids watery light sensations. However, there's no flavor for this beer to hold up. Super micro bubble carbonation gives the beer a mesh like sensation in the mouth. It's okay, just incomplete without complimenting the flavors.

O: Mediocre at best, this beer is on the razers-edge of being a disaster. Bland wax candy representation of a red with flavor homages to Irish beers in style. This is a confused beer, it doesn't really taste like an Irish red, but it certainly doesn't follow the American-Style of heavy hopping. This seems like a lackluster concept, with equally unsatisfactory execution.

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Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Cresant
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. Thanks to chocosushi for this one. The body was a deep red/garnet color and nearly opaque, unfiltered. There was a modest tan head that sizzled down to a fine island and ring.

The smell was grains. Rye and barley - not much else.

The taste was spicy and sweet from the graininess. There was a bitter apple finish.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with plenty of carbonation and alcohol bite. Nothing "wow" here.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A zesty red ale with deeply caramelized malts, citrusy hops, and slight estery fruit flavors abounding.

Revival starts with a very deep brown/burnt amber color and with nearly opaque haze. Much darker than usual for the style. But the beer constructs a sturdy, rocky, and billowing head that's very stubborn. Sticky lace adorns the glass with a variety of patterns as the beer falls. A very verbose appearance.

Strong caramel malts take the proportion of toffee, heavy bread crust, light toast, and soft melanoidins all shape the elements of malt that rise first to the nose. Nearly equally as strong are the hops; as strong citrusy rebuttal delivers a mix of red grapefruit pulp and citrus rinds, mixed with the flavor of pine, fresh grasses, and a bite of wood. A sharp flavor of plastic makes its way into the flavor profile just before finish, causing the beer to be much more harsh in taste than it should be.

Medium-full bodied, the beer has an unwaivering texture that retains its tooth and creaminess very late into the taste. A malty-dry finish never reaches full dryness but seems to evade the sweet feel. As hop bitterness increases, so does the harsh bit and astringency of the phenolic compound that causes the plastic taste.

A solid beer, but that plastic taste and harsh flavor has too much of an impact on the finish.

Thanks BlueOkie!

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Massive tan head on top of a dark red body that was hazy at top and clear at the bottom. The head receded super slowly leaving solid lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aroma of hops and pine, but no aromas of malt or sweetness. Hoppy upfront with hints of underwhelming malts in the middle before a bitter finish. It tasted like it smelled. It was actually smooth and surprisingly drinkable despite the bitterness. Medium carbonation and body with a crisp finish. Overall, it's alright. Definitely more hoppy ale than red ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Revival Red Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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