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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Draft. Poured clear dark amber hue with an average frothy off-white head that Mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate aroma of toasted dark malt. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor of roasted dark malt a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, herbal hops and touches of fruit. The finish is sweet with a nutty and malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at Revolution Brewing, Chicago. Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, fruit and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4016) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Revolution Brewing, Milwaulkee Ave, Chicago. Poured a clear chesnut brown with a long living frothy off white head. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a big malt liqourice hoppy palate with a short bitter finish. Served warm, just as it should be! Shame about the name though.

   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 Brian’s 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3508) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Multi hued copper with a huge, creamy white head. Light grain nose. Pale malt taste with a nice bitter backend complimented by flavors of toffee and toasted nuts. Smooth feel. Very sessionable.

   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 it’s great on cask.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at revolution. Orange and dark. Super foamy beer. Decent bitter. Not a fan of the style but rev does beers right

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