Revolution Adams Best Bitter
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   ABV: -
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma of toffee, light citrus. Slightly bitter, very easy to drink. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Draft on tap at the brewpub for the wedding of Mr. Nobled Squirrel (Chicago, IL). Congratulations, Brian! Pours a rich deep orange amber hue, mellow glow with a rich nitro driven head that cakes and laces well, sticks around bigger. Good deep orange glow overall is striking in the darker light, sunset fire and British Pub regal. Aromas are gentle lemon and florals, mellow biscuit. Touch of toast, gentle toffee. Bready malts, earthy hops offer a touch of spice. Kiss of orange peel and mellow lemon. Initial is lighter end, a touch of body though still light. Gentle earthy hops, touch of grass. Mellow bready and biscuity malts. Touches of mellow bread, grainy malts, touches of silky Nitro additoons slip in. Middle is a bit bland, bready and biscuity, touches of earthy and floral hops. Backend and finish is mellow and a bit sweet, silky, touches of dry and spicy earth hops were secondary. Gorgeous pour, a bit bland and sweet at times. Could use a touch more dryness. Meh. Odd Nitro choice in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Nitro at Brianís wedding, pours bright amber creamy white head. Nose sweet malty grain, Red fruit, flavors bright red fruit, sweet bread, toasted malt, nutty finish. Med body. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Taste 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. Itís got that quintessential liquid bread vibe that English ales tend to have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
On nitro at the brewpub. Pours a crystal clear, golden amber colored body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is somewhat fruity with melons and light citruses as well as a slightly toasted toffee malt backing. Touches of earth as this warms. Flavor is similar. Lightly toasted toffees with a light sweetness, melon fruits with some citrus notes, and a light earth. Finishes clean, smooth, and very lightly bitter before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and a creamy, soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid ESB. Very clean and easy drinking with a solid malt flavor. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Nitro at Revolution. Pours a deep golden amber with a creamy off white head. Nose is fruity and herbal. Citrus peel and toasty malts. Somewhat restrained by nitro. On tasting medium bitterness and a rich and toasty malt profile. Quite clean with more citrus peel. Really refreshing and fantastic. I bet itís great on cask.

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