Adams' Best | Revolution Brewing

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An earthy, lightly toasty traditional Best Bitter brewed to showcase newly available Irish Stout and Ale malts. We use Special B and Black malts for color and slight roast complexity. It is named for Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, who was instrumental in the development of the Belfast Agreement in the late 1990s, which brought a cease-fire to Northern Ireland.

25 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 10-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, quick review from written notes.
Two imperial pints paired perfectly with Smalls fried chicken & Sticky Rice goodies, thanks Jay!

Bright burnished copper color, perfect clarity, creamy head with a velvety surface texture from the nitro. Long lasting coverage, the head never breaks for the duration of the glass. Decent malt toastiness, slight maple and a light floral note. Grainy with a slight staleness for some reason. Smooth and light bodied with a creamy feel, lower carbonation emulates a cask serving. Finishes clean and dry. Overall a pretty nice English Bitter with an authentic British character about it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at rev. Poured from nitro-tap into a mug club mug. Pours a copper color with a nice head.

Very good aromas of toffee, bitter hops, amber grains, and some savory earth notes. Nice depth as well to it.

Medium bodied with a very good feel. Balanced with notes of bitter hops, toffee and some earthen tones.

This is a real quality ESB. This is one I hope rev does more often as it hits all of the right spots.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nitro at the brewpub. Served in a pint glass.

A - It's your typical, gorgeous, nitro pour. Persistent light tan foam lingers, eventually leaving behind splotches of lacework. Transparent copper body. Looks a lot like a hand-pump beer in jolly old England.

S - It's very traditional here as well, with biscuit malts, a lightly sharp and toasty note, and earthy and tea-like hops. I appreciate that this avoids the metallic twang I occasionally get from English ales, but the hops have a mildly astringent black tea flavor to them. Some fruity ale yeast undercurrents.

T - Taste is superior, with more of the toasty, bready, and toffee-tinged English malts. Earthy hops provide a touch of flavor and some mild bitterness, but thankfully the astringent tea flavor is gone. It's got that quintessential liquid bread vibe that English ales tend to have.

M - Smooth nitro carbonation, creamy texture, with a very clean finish. Perhaps a touch of grain to it, but otherwise goes down very easily. No perceptible alcohol.

D - A very convincing English ale, with the nitro serving giving it an authentic cask-like vibe. I know some people don't dig English hops very much, and those people won't really enjoy this beer. However, if you grew up with nitro-cans of Boddingtons this will be a big hit.

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Adams' Best from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 22 ratings