Revelry | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kawilliams81 on 11-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
368
Reviews:
59
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
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32
Gots:
56
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Photo of AleWatcher
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into imperial nonic.

Looks ok-- dark reddish brown. Clear. It looks like it *should* be murky but it isn't. One finger of ecru head settled to a nice thin cap of frothy foam.

Smells richly malty-- sweet caramel and toffee. A big hoppiness is present here, and it is extremely bitter. The flavors of the hops don't hold a candle to the bitterness... But there are some floral and citrus notes.

Feels oily and surypy. Big hop oil coating my teeth after each sip, but it's a sugary kind of gritty oiliness/suryp feel.

Overall-- this really isn't a bad beer. It's not the best imperial red I've had, but it's closer to the top than to the bottom.
Totally worth a drink.

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hugonaut13
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JVan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of lucasj82
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesM63
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of neckbracesub
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Brams17
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ksimons
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-ruby red with a fingers worth of head that leaves some lacing on the glass and around the top

S-equal parts malt and hops which blend together really nicely, caramel sweetness, and some pine notes

T-starts out with caramel malt but midway through the pine and grapefruit hops come out, ends with light caramel. Alcohol creeps out at the end but is overall well hidden.

M-medium body, medium carbonation, slightly dry finish

Overall I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I actually really liked it. Really nice balance of the malt and hops.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Azpittil57
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.36/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None, released late November 2012
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Based upon the earlier reviews of this beer, I was excited to try this as soon as it was released. After trying half of the six-pack over the past two weeks, my opinion is that those other reviews are substantially unaware or discounting the hot mess of ethanol that this beer has going on. While there are good malt and hop flavors, they are constantly fighting against an overly-aggressive ethanol presence that takes a substantial amount of enjoyment out of the flavor of this beer. The hops also gravitate more towards generic bitterness than specific fruit, herb, flower, or wood smells/tastes (perhaps the alcohol assists in this occurring). In general, this recipe is a mess: it needs to tone down the ethanol in a big way, or otherwise surpass it with malt and hop flavor. This could be interesting to age and see what develops, but is otherwise a very slow sipper, and I will probably age my two remaining bottles.

Pours a tall, 2cm head of beige foam that has above average retention (especially for the ethanol content) and is composed of small and some medium-sized bubbles. The head slowly descends to a thin ring around the glass with some islands of foam atop the body, leaving decent lacing along the sides of the glass, a few large shapes and spiderwebs clinging indefinitely. Body is a deep amber read color, with light bringing out orange and light red hues.

Smells of very deep caramel malts, pine resin and grapefruit rind-like hops, slight smoked or roasted malt character, and substantial ethanol.

Tasting opens with a fairly excellent, deep, caramel malt sweetness tempered by pine resin and mild grapefruit rind, all of which occurs on the front of the palate. Mid-palate of high-intensity bitterness that's substantially balanced by the deep caramel malt sweetness and ethanol. Back of palate picks up more modest bitterness and roasted/smoky malt characters, which are quickly subsumed by substantial ethanol flavor. Lingering aftertaste of ethanol (big), hop bitterness, and caramel and minor roasted malt. At 9.5%, this doesn't hide the ethanol very well, as opposed to Oskar Blues' "G'Knight." A bit disappointing in that regard, but the flavors besides the ethanol are still very nice (though the hops come across a bit generic after a time, tasting more "bitter" than anything else).

Beer is medium-heavy to heavy bodied, with fairly minor carbonation for the heaviness, resulting in a slightly turbid feel, though the hop resins and oils present also make this oily and slick. Ethanol is easily felt on tongue, back of throat, within nostrils, and lingers long after each sip: fairly disappointing. Substantial stickiness remains on palate and lips after each sip.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kawilliams81
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Brothers No. 15 beer of 15 beers for 15 years. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- Pours a clear dark copper with a 2 finger light tan head. Small blotches and bubbles linger on the glass.

S- Caramel, brown sugar, citrus, dark fruits, and pine.

T- Sweet toasted malts, caramel, toffee, pineapple and citrus, brown sugar, with big pungent citrus and pine bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Has a nice creaminess.

O- 2 Bros. got this one right at least! Very nice balance of sweet and bitter citrus along with some brown sugar. It lists the beer at 24 ibu's, although it has a nice bitter punch it is no palate wrecker (not the beer) by any means.

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Photo of JTomczak
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Revelry from Two Brothers Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 368 ratings.
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