Congressional Approval | Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Essentially a barleywine, this all-malt beast is made with 50% white wheat. Though there is malt sweetness up front, it is more reminiscent of honey-like notes versus the more caramel/toffee-like flavors of a barleywine, and it has a lighter body. We wanted the hops to come through as well, and we used a good amount of Amarillo and Centennial at the end of boil, though we did not dry-hop it at all. About half of the batch went to bourbon and gin barrels.

60 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 11-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at the brewery. Served in a small tapered glass.

Dark saturated copper orange in the glass, sticky froth around the edges that lasted for a good while. Some spotty lacing in the glass.

Aroma of canned pineapple.

Taste is clean and fruity, again the canned pineapple and fruit cocktail makes it's presence known, with a somewhat burly body underneath. Finishes clean without any alcohol taste. Lingering fruity pineapple but with a somewhat drying presence from the alcohol. Overall pretty balanced and drinkable considering the high abv.

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Pours clear gold, sticky lacing, decent head retention. Nose features cane sugar, molasses, light floral hops and some lemon. Taste is pretty neutral in terms of sweetness. A bit of sweet grain character comes through but is quickly smoothed out by the hop profile. Finish is slightly sweet. Nice body and low carbonation. Overall, a very approachable wheat wine. The white wheat really makes for a clean tasting beer.

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Congressional Approval from Revolution Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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