Revolution Midi
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 60   ABV: 2%
Light-bodied, with relatively low carbonation and limited bitterness/ aftertaste. We first brewed a local alcohol beer and then added the Belgian yeast strain, thus creating our Midi, our Belgian-style Table Beer. Ideal for lunch or a midday meeting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a lightly hazed, glowing amber-brown colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing. Aroma is lighter with some grain, Belgian yeast, a few clove spice hints, and a light fruitiness. Flavor is similar. Thin with a light grainy malt backing, a few more fruity notes, light clove spices, and Belgian yeast. Finishes clean and mostly dry before leaving a short aftertaste. Light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a thin beer, but not bad for such a low ABV%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 At Rockwell. Really have to applaud the efforts here. It was a bit watery so I knew it wasn’t very strong, but it is so much more flavorful than 2%. Nice caramel flavor and easy drinking. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
Had this on draft at the revolution taproom/brewery. Wow. Shouldn't have drank this one after all their other beers. Tastes like water. Little Carmel taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
Draft. Pours clear amber with white head. i was expecting a pale beer. Aroma has nice toasted malt and nutty character, some spicy and plum notes round it out. flavor is more of the same, malty nutty character, clean throughout, some spiciness and fruit from the yeast but its somewhere between a Belgian and English yeast character, finish is a touch muddled. Good body. I’ve actually never had a Belgian yeast like this. This is really a Belgian style mild and makes me wonder why these aren’t attempted more often. I’d like to try this on cask. Too bad the session wave will never take off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Draft at Rev, sample. Pours brown with a off white head. Didn’t know what to expect about this beer, being 2%. Light bodied, light clove, some pepper. Decent though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
On tap at Revolution. Light floral and spice notes in the aroma, carrying through to the flavor along with some slight biscuit-oriented malt. Light and certainly very easy drinking, though you can tell it’s only 2%. Could use a bit more body for a beer so low in alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Draft on tap at the Kedzie Tap Room (Chicago, IL). Pours a striking reddish brown pour, deeper hues but still fairly transparent. Deep reddish glow around the edges and body. A small whitish head dies to a film, laces small as a tiny ring. Aromas offer gentle Belgian yeast, mellow spice, yeast, and gentle fruit. Touch of clove, bready malts and a touch of stickiness. Not bad, but mellow. Initial is lighter end of the fold, showing gentle bready malts, gentle Belgian yeast, touches of clove, earthy grain, and mellow kisses of fruit. It’s quite a lighter offering, fleeting flavors already into the backend, gentle flavors up front. A touch of bitterness and lingering yeastiness into the finish make this small, sessionable, but forgetable. I think a 2% ABV offering is something to be applauded. It doesn’t stand out and I like some of their other smaller offerings better (Though none of those are close to as low as 2%). Ok. I think I expected a touch more fruit and a lighter more spritzy feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ccex (1192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
On tap at the Kedzie brewery. Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a tight off-white head. Not much flavor and not much to smell. Aroma has touches of Belgian yeast, grain, and perhaps cloves. Taste is slightly bitter with a short finish. Body is light, as expected. I asked the bartender if this was a second running of another brew, but he said no, it’s their intentional recipe for the only beer they brew in this style. Ib the positive side, I wanted to try most of their new beers and this one allowed me to try another style before driving home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Draft at Rev, number 100. Pours a deep red with brown hints, fizzy offwhite head. Nose is softly Belgian. Some light pepper and cloves and a graininess. On tasting, light bodied. As my wife said, kind of like a watered down Belgian. But this works perfectly. Nice grain and tea-like notes. The Belgian is pretty subdued. Curious what this was second runnings of.

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