Revival Red Ale | Marshall Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.14/5  rDev -14.9%
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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Photo of zeff80
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear amber color with ruby highlights. It had a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam that left sheets of suds on the glass.

S - It smelled piney and earthy with some malty notes.

T - It tasted strongly of pine. Good bitterness with some nice roasted malt sweetness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really good amber ale. It packs a bitter hop punch.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer, figured I'd see how this compares to the draft version...

Pours chestnut with 3 fingers of tan head. super lacing & above average head retention

S: Pine notes, herbal hops, & biscuitty malt

T: Follows them nose, much dryness & some woody hops, a touch of caramel up front. Dryness & woody hops dominates as this warms, some caramel & toffee there as well. Finishes dry, toasty, piney, sweet & with a touch of nuttyness & a bit of tannin at the end

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, super balance, almost pulled a 4.5

Great drinkability, a solid effort, easily one of the best from this brewery in draft or bottle. This will be in the rotation if I can score a steady supply...

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of tone77
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty, dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some hops. Taste is hops up front, caramel malts at the finish, balanced and tasty. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich amber color with a white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy in a floral nature and definite caramel. In the taste, a well balanced ale with caramel and citrus. Fair bitterness and solid balance. Medium bodied, well carbonated ale. Overall, a pretty good American Amber.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

It pours a murky very very dark reddish brown, good 2 finger head of foam, and nice lacing. I love the murkiness of Revival Red.

This has a big bold nose with oodles of piney hops but also some rather nice caramel sweet notes. I can’t wait to dig in.

Bitter off the bat but here comes the malt with some sweet notes and a light flavour of biscuit. The piney hops really start to shine after the first few sips and dominates the finish, a very dry finish, that just makes me want to lift the glass yet again. This is delicious.

Medium bodied with very lively carbonation, it has a good mouth feel and is super drinkable. I’m going to look on Marshall’s website to see their notes on this brew. Very well done.

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Photo of egrace84
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of homebrew311
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a deep crimson with generous tan head, heavy lacing, and nice clarity. Nose is herbal with a healthy dose of piney/resinous hops intertwined by a strong caramel and bread malt profile. Taste is hop forward with herbal and earthy hops. Deep tones of spruce, pine, and wood come through with a very floral finish. There is a nice amount of hop flavor packed into this brew with an impressive finish. Mouthfeel is medium with appropriate carbonation. Overall, a solid red from a brewery that is new to me. Definitely enjoyable.

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Photo of Narthax
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep red, near crimson, with a minimal tan head. Caramel, oily hops, apples and honey to the nose. A good mix of sweet and bitter to the tongue. Has some faint caramel, more oily hops and distant light fruits. Light bodied and arguably weak. Not too dry and even has a bit of creaminess to it. A good one from Marshall that suits the style fairly well.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.91/5  rDev -21.1%
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 bump8628
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby red bordering on brown with ample khaki head that drops some lace.

Lots of caramel, toffee,and shortbread are packed in the malt profile with a significant hit of roast. Hops go from rough and herbal on the nose to woody and slightly citric on the palate. Finishes with some sweetness that ultimately fails to even out the coarse hoppiness.

An aggressive and unrefined Amber Ale. Full of flavor punch but the whole thng could mesh a little better.

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Cellared for about a year. Pours a deep cloudy amber/red. Creamy tan head lasts quite a while and leaves lacing. Aroma is more hoppy than anything, with notes of pine and citrus. Taste is very similar, with a nice malt backbone. Nice mouthfeel, smooth with little carbonation. Nothing really overwhelming but a good, solid hoppy-ish red ale.

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Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Cresant
3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
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 StaveHooks
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Murky light brown with amber edges. A thin off-white head sinks down to form a solid ceiling and a few streaks of lacing.

S - Green herbal hops, orange citrus, melon rind, sweet caramel malt.

T - Nutty malt, woody evergreen hop flavors, soft grain, orange peel, and hints of caramel around the edges. The citrus comes out more toward the end. Finishes bitter with earthy citrus hops lingering on the palate.

M - Medium bodied, good amount of carbonation.

This one's got a little hop kick to it. Great flavors and the carbonation gives it a very soft feel. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Revival Red Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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