1. Introducing the Respect Beer® Society. Upgrading your account to a Society membership entitles you to more than a dozen awesome perks, from discounts, to add-free browsing, extended users stats, and much more. Join today.
  2. BEER FEST ALERT: Don't miss FUNK Boston: A Wild & Sour Beer Fest on June 14-15!

Freedom Of Press | Revolution Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Freedom Of PressFreedom Of Press
BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
21 Ratings
Freedom Of PressFreedom Of Press
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Keep currant with the latest entry in our session sour series-—sweet, earthy berry flavors from black currants to complement this 140 calorie, easy-drinking, lightly tart ale.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,492
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
21
pDev:
3.95%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of blissfulNemo
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/29/2018. Pours lightly hazy reddish/pinkish golden/orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy black currants, blackberry, raspberry, fruit skin/seed, plum, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, vanilla, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, black currants, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour/tart/tangy black currants, blackberry, raspberry, fruit skin/seed, plum, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, vanilla, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy black currants, blackberry, raspberry, fruit skin/seed, plum, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/vanilla/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, black currants, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/acidic/tangy, fairly crisp, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited Berliner weisse. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, black currants, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome balance of nicely jammy black currants, Lacto complexity, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and impressive style example.

 2,472 characters

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours rose pink with a medium to thick white head. Mildly tarty with taste of concord grapes and currants. Smells fruity and delicious. Not the smoothest of beers but worth the try

 180 characters

Photo of MacStinson
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed pink-orange color with mild effervescence and two-and-a-half fingers of foamy, purple-tinted head that leave decent lacing.

There’s a lightly sour aroma with a definite fruitiness to it — I’d probably guess purple jelly grapes over currants if tasting it blind. There’s a hint of gose-like ocean saltiness, too, and a little unpleasant rot if you smell it too deeply.

Lightly sour, tart, salty taste with, again with a little berry-like fruitiness to it that definitely could be currants. Thankfully, the unpleasant rotting impression from the nose doesn’t really carry over.

It has a light-bodied feel that comes across fairly still at first, but offers a little bite of carbonation when swallowing.

A pleasant, sessionable sour that could make for a decent lawnmower beer — although maybe a tad too salty to be really thirst quenching.

 869 characters

Photo of VaporDome
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz can on January 9, 2019. Session sour brewed with black currants. Easy drinking and slightly tart with sweet berry notes.

 160 characters

Photo of Beginner2
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Modestly tart. Important.
Because they have colored flavorings added (at the bar or in the can), Berliner Weiss Look un-alike. But the good ones have this one's faint tart Smell. Tastes work my salivary glands with multiple attacks of sweet and sour. (But only 7 IBU !)
Finishes dry and refreshing like a BW should.

This is Revolution's third in its Freedom series. (The other two were Freedom of "Expression" and "SPeach".) It is yet another unhealthy sign of our unstable times when a brewer needs to help defend our Freedoms. While I'm glad Revolution did, Politics is not beer. But, it is nice when they are both good. Carry on, Brothers !

 645 characters

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Taste: tart, sour, black currants, some sweet, some vinegar bite like some Berliner Weiss ales. Same the sour nose. Amber/copper hue, slightly hazy, pinkish foam head and some lace. Medium/full body. 7 IBUs

 206 characters

Photo of mds1101
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotunsynth
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REVZEB
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a bright violet with plenty of fizzy carbonation bubbles. No mystery in smell or taste, just tons of tart black currant with a touch of salt, sourness, and wheat. Carbonation is way to high for a berliner in my opinion, breaking up the feel. It isn't bad, but putting down a whole pint would be challenging due to sweet candy and tartness of the currants.

 365 characters

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssitron
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Freedom Of Press from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 21 ratings