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

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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 MonkeyBread
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.45/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

Appearance - cherry hues amber, nice top of manila foam, laces well.

Aroma - caramel and orange, reminds me of an aged dipa.

Taste - sweet up front, followed by a very harsh bitterness. Kind of makes me think this is infected, but there is still plenty of sweetness here. Very strange. Swallow is very bitter, dry, harsh, but with a backdrop of sweetness. Finishes warm with alcohol.

Mouthfeel - decent body, crisp.

Overall - bad flavor after the initial sweetness has me considering the drain on this one, a rarity in this house. Maybe a fresher sample would fare better, I'll keep my eyes open and re-evaluate if I get a chance.

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Photo of homebrew311
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Bruery snifter. Appearance is a clear crimson with 1 finger of tan head, nice retention, and heavy lacing. Nose features heavy caramel malt character up front with toasted bread in the middle. Resinous hops cut through towards the end, but are surprisingly tame for the high IBU content. The taste features assertive hoppy bitterness, now I am getting the 126 IBUs which is not necessarily a good thing. The bitterness remains on the palate as a touch of the caramel malt sneaks through. The 9.5% is very apparent on the end. I was hoping for a beefed up Cane and Ebel, but this one doesn't have the same level of finesse. This is definitely a step in the right direction for Two Bros. Mouthfeel is moderate with moderate to high carbonation. Overall worth a try, but the 15.99 price tag is a bit steep for the sixer.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerLover99
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: copper body, 2 finger beige head,
stunning lacing webs

S: grapefruit, pine, fresh malt, candy sugar

T: same as nose with hint of booze and long
oily pine finish

M: med/heavy body, big oily/sticky mouth

O: Delightful offering by Two Brothers!
Usually quite picky about red beers, but this
is insanely good.

JOYOUS; GRAB A BOTTLE!

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

Photo of BB1313
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent burnt orange, small off-white head which sticks around and leaves nice lacing along with great retention. The aromas are pretty nice. Lots of grapefruit, orange peel, grass, and pine resin. There's a subtle amount of caramel malts in the mix, but the hops seem to shine in the nose. The flavors are nice, but there's some heat going on, and it's slightly boozy, which is really the only downfall. Lots of pine needles and citrus. This beer is bitter as hell. There's some rye and black pepper in the mix, giving it a spiciness. There's a subtle sweetness. Very oily, slick, and resiny. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied. Carbonation is moderate and smooth; slightly syrupy. Despite the alcohol being noticeable, this is still an easy and fun drinking beer.

This is a nice Imperial Red Ale. My only beef is that it's slightly hot and boozy, but it's not overboard. This just missed being something great, but it's still really good and worth seeking out. I enjoyed my time with Revelry.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This style is always very pretty in the glass and Two Brothers does what it supposed to do - look appealing. It has a little head but nothing major.

The aroma is special. Uniquely slightly over the top, as an American should be. It has hoppy and malty aromas nicely mixed together. It does not smell too boozy.

The taste is a little thick and chewy with loads of malts and a bit of bitterness. Nice and complex. Again, the booze is well hidden (I had no idea it was this high until I saw it here).

The aftertaste is a lingering of the previous niceness with a bit of a booze burn.

Overall, this is a nice, high quality brew.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark copper tan, ruby red. Nice 1 inch foamy thick head and tons of lacing.

Smell - Rye, wet danky hops, pine, lemon, grapefruit, orange, some hops, added sugars, some spices.

Taste - Huge rye/hop bite. Really nice grapefruit/orange bite with the rye as a backbone. Malts are caramel and toffee flavored and add some bold sweetness to counter the sweet acidic and citric flavors. Alcohol is present and adds warmth to each drink.

Mouthfeel - Huge rye/hop kick nails tounge with citric fruits. ALcohol warms tounge and palate. More hops and some malts coat palate with bold sweetness, and citric fruits. Aftertaste is maly, dry and bittered.

Overall - Awesome, very tasty, tons of flavors, and balanced. Each aspect adds more flavor and works together to give this a mountain of flavor. Its not to sweet, hoppy or bitter, simply balanced perfectly. Excellent beer, another winner from this great brewery. Why aint this brewery more well known? There making craft beers that are better then some of the top brewies out there.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kendo
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is ruby/mahogany-amber with a small off-white head. Some legs of lace on the way down.

S: Very nice - citrus and pine over toffee and caramel malt. Perfect balance for this style - i.e., American Imperial Red Ale.

T: Sweet toasty malt, caramel malt, toffee & brown sugar provide the malty foundation. Follows at the back end with a good amount of grapefruity citrus and resiny pine bitterness. Finishes with lingering pine needle bitterness and a touch of ABV heat. That alcohol (9.5%, so no surprise) is felt down the gulley and as heat in the belly.

M: Call it medium-to-full in heft. Carbonation is fairly light, but enough to keep it from becoming thick or syrupy in feel.

O: Impressed with this one more so than I have been with other Two Brothers releases. Very nice balance of sweet (brown sugar, toffee, caramel malt) and bitter (citrus, pine and resiny pine). Good version of an Imperial Red; I'd have this again.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Jspriest
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber color. Mostly transparent. Rich off-white head with exceptional retention leaves large, ring-shaped patches of lacing all over the glass.

Rich caramel aroma. Mild toasty character. Hint of roasted almonds.

Smooth malty flavor. Biscuits and caramel. Nutty notes. Assertive earthy, herbal hop bitterness. Good balance. Hop presence leaves a tangy aftertaste.

Full-bodied, well carbonated. Smooth mid-drink with a semi-dry finish.

Good stuff. Surprisingly balanced considering the 124 IBU stated on the bottle.

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Photo of kidzord
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of PHBoiler
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: alright, I kinda chetaed and poured it into a weizen glass: I was hoping it would have a color that the glass would accentuate - and it did - to say it was an amber-brown beer does no justice to how great this beer looks - red-orange hightlights, off-white head - a finger+ - slimmed into a thin cap, left small motes and sheets of lace - and great clarity

S: rich hearty malts and robust hops

T: deep malts gave this beer its color, and it tastes the way it looks - great malt backbone, superior hoppage makes it like a dark IPA; slight sweetness, vaguely suggestive of the brown sugar on sweet potatoes; hops are piney, resinous, and citric

M: slightly sticky, light-to-medium-light body, crisp, bitter

O: really impressed - but I don't get to a lot of Imperial red ales, so I don't want to gush - aside from style-expectations, I would say this was an extremely enjoyable beer.

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