Coup D'Etat | Revolution Brewing

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Coup D'EtatCoup D'Etat

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Aschakes
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love saisons in the first place. It has the right hint of spice and hops but really smooth in the finish. Also really good in a ginger Orange cocktail.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at revolution; Comes in a tulip glass

A - Golden with a slight brown hint to it. Bit thick and hazy looking. Looks to have medium body

S - Fragrant lemon, lemongrass, Belgian yeast. Really a great smelling Saison

T - Lemon peel, slight Belgian esters, and bubble gum are the first flavors we get. As the beer goes on the lemon increases, and there is a slight grassy flavor that comes through. Very crisp and refreshing Saison. You definitely can't tell this is 8.1% as there is no alcohol available.

MF - Medium body to it. Lots of carbonation in it that goes great with the flavor profile. Very crisp and refreshing

O - Great Saison by revolution. This brings the fresh flavors of lemon while having a slight funk. Could imagine drinking this over and over again on a nice summer day

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Photo of Northsider
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fountainhead.

Appearance was cloudy yellow, small white head.

Smell was fruity and very wheaty, more like a wit beer.

Taste was very wheaty and citrusy.

Mouthfeel was perfectly smooth.

Overall an excellent beer. Though a bit high on my scale of abv, it was masked perfectly. Great saison style!

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Photo of beertooth
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the brew pub in a tulip glass.

This beer is a cloudy, glowing apricot with a thin layer of white head.

The nose is very close to a hefe. I'm picking out chalky citrus, pine, spicy esters, candied fruits, and a tiny bit of alcohol.

The taste follows the nose. Chalky fruits with hits of pine, esters, and more citrus. This isn't striking me as a saison, but it is tasty. It's refreshing and finishes dry and a little bitter.

The mouthfeel is creamy and close to full with a moderate to low level of carbonation.

A tasty brew for sure, but I think it borders a weird hefe/saison vortex. Worth trying and really easy to put down.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz

Pours a slightly hazy lemon gold, some white suds and lacing for a head.

Smells of grassy malts and fresh banana esters, coriander, and clove.

Grassy malt and banana esters over clove and citrus sweetness with hints of coriander and a peppercorn crispness.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty nice saison with a very good flavor and aroma and a good body. Very enjoyable and worth having.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewpub, a saison dry-hopped with Spalt hops. The beer is hazy orange color with a thick and dry-looking white foam, some clumpy lacing. The aroma is really good, some spice but that just might come from the hops, a little sweetness too. It tastes citrusy and sweet, some good malt presence which shouldn't be a surprise with 7.5% ABV, a peppery bite to the mid-sip and a little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. The hops seem to add a lot to this saison. Well carbonated with a full body, very nice.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip at Revolution 7/12/11.

A: Served a hazy, pale-gold with two fingers of bright white meringue perched on top. Carbonation was ample and head retention and lace were plentiful.

S: Quite spicy and grassy. Was looking for a bit more citrus but wasn't disappointed with all the other things going on here.

T: See above. Belgian yeast and white pepper figure into the flavor pretty strongly. Light funkiness.

M: Starts off full and slightly sweet before turning dry and bitter during the middle and finish.

O: Kinda of a hybrid of a Saison and a BSPA. Whatever it is, it was very refreshing and wouldn't hesitate to order again.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden straw color. Very clear transparent look. Half a finger of head on the pour which was present on the sides of the glass while drinking. Creamy lacing at each level after drinking.

Smell: earthy grains and yeast jumps out of the glass. Slightly spicy hop profile. Malt comes off with an interesting musty sweetness.

Taste: leafy greens and buttery yeast shine through. A medium to heavy body lingers on the palate. The malt sweetness blasts through on the back end of this brew. really pleasant earthy tones ride throughout.

Mouthfeel: easy drinking and refreshing but with plenty of full body to keep the palate entertained.

Overall: a lot of great things going on here. Great Mouthfeel with a ton of traditional flavors. Really enjoyed all the Revolution beers I have had so far.

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Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub; served in a tulip glass.

A: Straw-golden/yellow with a wimpy white head.

S: Very nice! Lots of bold funk and floral notes. Hops are also bursting out of the glass. Delightful!

T: Tongue follows nose. Hops are surprisingly present and the bubblegum and clove funk dominates. Very crisp, a bit wild.

D: Alcohol is hidden, but flavours are bold. This isn't something I would want to session, but it is great with a meal.

Overall: Another tasty treat from Revolution. This is one of those new hoppy saisons that are becoming popular. Buy it when there and pair it with one of the many delicious courses available.

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Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Revolution brewpub.

A - Golden color with a lively foam. Some lacing is noted.

S - Scents of fresh lemon and grain.

T - Flavor is tangy and slightly sour. borders on the profile of a wild ale. Finishes with a wheat flavor.

M - Light feel, crisp, and finishes with mild tartness.

O - Overall solid saison and probably my favorite offering at Revolution.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours light hazy deep gold color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apricot, lemon, peach, pear, apple, light banana, clove, coriander, herbal, wheat, bread, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of apricot, lemon, peach, pear, apple, light banana, clove, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light amount of earthy yeast spice/hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon, peach, pear, apple, light banana, clove, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great yeast/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice French saison. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dated 5/23/13 poured into a pint glass
A: Average orange color with a one-finger head and decent carbonation
S: Sour green apples, fresh malt, a touch of wet earth
T: Sour apple up front along with a nice earthy/floral mix and mats to back it up. Few if any hops, the acidity is pronounced along with a fairly long finish
M: Light to medium bodied, sour with pleasant carbonation
O: This may be too sour for some but I'm trying to explore Belgian styles and I like acidity so for me this is a very enjoyable beer to contemplate

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Photo of Mavigo
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this on tap at the brewpub, was served to me in a tulip.

A - Golden color with a lively foam. Some lacing is noted.

S - Smells of yeast, malts, citrus, grapes, fruity effervescence, a bit like champagne

T - Mildly tart flavor, very good, very crisp, wheat, yeast, malts, grapes, citrus, bit of hops

M - Medium body, medium levels of carbonation, balanced well with the flavors

O - Over all a good beer from a great brewery. It was what I expected from a Saison and it was delicious and didn't cost too much either. Recommended by me.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very fruity and spicy. Nice tart green apple aroma with some yeastiness.

T - It tasted of green apples with some sweet caramel and spicy bitterness. It was really tasty.

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

O - This is a really nice saison. I'm glad I brought this back from Chicago.

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Photo of timc100
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Gorgeous vibrant orange. Completely opaque with hazy - the edges are bright yellow and the center is radiant orange. A glowing beer. The is a fizzy and foamy bright white, but denser than a traditional saison.

S: Very refreshing, subtle and pleasant. A very fresh aroma with little must or funk. Orange peel, lemon zest, and very subtle coriander - very not-funky belgian yeast - bready.

T: Similar to the aroma - not very complex, but very refreshing and surprisingly full. Orange, lemon, bread/biscuit, and yeast.

P: Very creamy and full bodied for the style, and softer carbonation - and it works

O: An interesting example of the style - not breaking any boundaries or records, but a very solid

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours, appears, tastes, and feels like a tripel. Usually a saison will have a more crisp feel and dry finish, and this is sweet and sticky and wet from the first to the last. As a tripel, it is enjoyable, but not one I'd go back to, as it lacks the depth and complexity of a westmalle or karmeliat. The sticky finish lingers nicely, though.

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Photo of Hopfist
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had so much potential the first time I tried it, but unfortunately I was let down. The flavors were muddy, and didn't go well together, and the high carbonation put a bite on my tongue rather than brightening the flavor. Then one day, talking shop with Brewmaster Jim C., he told me they had just recently upped the fermentation temp, and I should try it again. Wow.

This new beer was fantastic. It's cloudy orange/yellow appearance hinted at the wonderfully wheaty and yeasty flavor and body. Spice and citrus notes suddenly became perceivable, distinct, and enjoyable. The carbonic bite complimented the new flavor and aroma profile rather than hindering it. The only thing that didn't improve (the white lacing down the entirety of the tulip) didn't need to be improved upon in the first place. I'd love if there was a little more funk to this one, but if you think of it as a generic "Belgian" rather than a traditional saison, you'll enjoy the heck out of it.

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Photo of smbslt
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid saison. No risks taken which is a bit ironic given the name. I don't want to sound like it is not worth trying because it is, but I also don't want to be oversold.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Good yellow-orange hue with great head and good lacing. Decent carbonation as well.

Smell: Standard hops and citrus. Lots of grapes as well. Very clean.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Good flavors. This was a while ago, but I definitely remember that it hits on all the hop/citrus notes. It almost remembers me of an IPA, but his has very earthy clay notes as well.

Overall Drinkability: A very good beer with a great name.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into glass. Appearance is clear gold with minimal head present. No lacing present. The smell is fruity with plenty of yeast and familiar Belgian esters. Notes of lemon, black pepper, and bubblegum. Taste is somewhat sweet up front with cloves, bubblegum, peppercorn, and a spicy finish. A hair on the sweet side with a nice crisp finish. Carbonation is somewhat high and body is medium. Overall, this is a very drinkable Saison with a decent level of sweetness. Another solid brew from Revolution.

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Photo of Braber
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours very solid white head that eventually dissipates to thin clinging foam. Nice bright straw color with good carbonation.

S: Solid notes of citrus and spice, a little peppery.

T: Great citrus and spice as in the nose but the taste leads to a subtle bit of funk. I'm thinking the warm ferm temps do this, no brett-like qualities. I'm picking up coriander direct and a little pepper from the yeast. Finishes nice and dry.

M: Light and airy, almost fluffy. Very nice for this style of beer.

D: I think this is a great representation of it's style. Could definitely do a couple of these on a hot summer day but it drinks well no matter what time of year.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap into a tasting glass.

The beer pours a cloudy orange with a nice white head, good retention and lacing.

The aroma is light, a little more citrus than you would expect in a saison, with a little wheat, and a slight bitter finish. The server described as super sweet, it was sweet for a saison but not super sweet, nor do I think its a traditional saison.

The taste is also pretty light starting off with some citrus, then finishes with a slight sour bitter finish.

Decent feel, nice carbonation and a fine dry finish.

Overall, pretty good, a sweeter take on a saison.

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Photo of bwood06
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into a small pint glass

A - clear golden beer in color. fast rising carbonation. white foamy head that dissipates slowly. 4/5

S - white bread, some yeast, along with a banana ester and clove. sweet toffee malt. finally a slight hint of pear along with some floral hops. 3.75/5

T - sweet malt up front immeiately followed by a banana ester and a bitter pear note. bitter floral hop finish with lingering bitterness. a bit of lemongrass as well. very light spiciness along with a bit of earthy/woodiness. 4/5

M - carbonation burn throughout. light and crisp. sits fairly heavy on the back end. 3.75/5

O - good saison with a nice varied palate. a bit different than normal saison but it keeps things interesting. not the easiest saison to review due to varied flavors. thanks to my buddy Matt for introducing me to this one! 3.75/5

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Photo of bnes09
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lemon-orange color. Weakish head with little lacing. Yeasty, funky, lemon, citric aroma. Flavor follows with a delicate, bready malt backbone and plenty of citrus and yeast funk. Medium body with a grainy, yeasty texture. Somewhat weak carbonation. Pretty good overall.

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Photo of KDawg
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from tap at revolution. Poured into a tulip with a slightly hazy yellow/gold color and a nice head

Very good aromas of spice, lemon peels, and citrus notes. Well balanced, but lacking a bit of depth

Well balanced with a smooth medium feel. Flavorful with notes of citrus, spices and some navel oranges

This version is at 8.1% and it's not really noticeable. A more citrusy take on a saison. The feel is a bit lighter than I'd personally like, but this is a very good and enjoyable beer

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