Chicago Smoke | Revolution Brewing

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59 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A German Style Rauchbier brewed with 95% smoked malts for a seriously Smokey lager. With a little caramel sweetness and a Fuller body, this is a great style of beer for smoked meats and food off the grill.

Added by MasterSki on 09-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2017 edition: 4.29
2014 edition: 4

Two drafts at Revolution Kedzie taproom, thanks to Thomas for these.
Tawny reddish brown with an off white head of sticky foam. Lots of lace and a persistent head.
Smoky porcine aroma, bacon comes to mind, also campfire wood smoke.
Taste is moderately smoky with notes of bacon, woodsmoke, and smooth malt.
Fairly light bodied and easy drinking for the style. Overall this has really grown on me.

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Served from tap in a snifter at Bigby's Pour House - Rolling Meadows.

Starting things off at a lovely new local-ish bar with a rauchbier I thought had passed me by long ago. It pours a clear topaz-sienna topped by a half-finger of dirty ash foam. The nose comprises hickory-smoked honey-glazed ham, caramel, light charcoal, and a hint of pear. The taste brings in more of the same, the ham character droned out a bit by some extra smoke and caramel. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a very nice rauchbier, nice and heavy on the smoke without overdoing it. I approve.

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Chicago Smoke from Revolution Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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