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Coup D'Etat | Revolution Brewing Company

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Coup D'EtatCoup D'Etat

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beertooth on 03-23-2010

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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 366
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 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 BeerLover99
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy pale yellow, slight head, nice lacing

S: lemongrass, earthy, spices, belgian yeast

T: sweet yeast, earthy middle, mild dry spicy finish

M: med/light, hint of dry crisp feel

O: Nice saison, has potential for greatness.
Good not amazing.
ABV well hidden, terrific Summer/gateway brew.
Alcohol sneaks up on you.


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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 wedgie9
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on draft at Revolution. Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head. SLightly nutty and sweet aroma with a hint of lemongrass. On the front of the palate there is a hint of citrus hops with a nice sweet roundness. There is also lemongrass with a yeasty finish. The carbonation is very lively with both a medium body and finish. Overall, this beer is great with food, but it is lacking a bit in the complexity department.

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Photo of JoshJayne
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Smells nice and spicy with that Spalt hop herbalness to it. Crisp, with floral notes as well. From what I could see (dark bar) it had a nice orange hue to it, cloudy. One thing I like about this beer is the balance of not just hops to malt but also yeast. It was a little sticky and syrupy but that's to be expected with a 7.5'er. I don't think I could drink more that one of these in a setting but, that's not always a bad thing.
I usually don't dig saisons but this one I liked.

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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 AgentZero
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Nice cloudy look to a golden orangish brew with a small white head and a tiny bit of sticking.

S - I would not suspect this is a saison, very yeasty, like a triple more than anything else. Not the grass notes I was expecting, more citrus and fruity.

T - If you gave this to me blind folded, I would have guess Belgian Strong Ale or Tripple. Is there such thing as an Imperial Saison or something? Huge belgian yeast and a fruity citrus with a very dry finish. It's fairly tasty, but not classified right.

M - Dry, medium bodied, nicely carbonated.

D - It's not bad, a little too much with the yeast and sweetness to do tons of.

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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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Coup D'Etat from Revolution Brewing Company
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