Revolution Strange Bird
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
This is a quaffable Belgo-American style Pale Ale. It’s spicy and complex, but made for a longer evening of imbibing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
draft. Cascade and Citra-hopped but the Belgian yeast overwhelms. medium light body, high acid, high bitterness. medium-high sweetness (consumed in tutti fruttti esters). the citra and cascade are drowned and quieted leaving the whole experience one of sugar, esters and acid and way out of balance in their favor. iron / metal / dishsoap phenols show up when warmer. disappointingly bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Newk (299) - - JUL 3, 2012
Poured from tap at revolution. Pours a nice clear color with a small head. Nice and aromatic with aromas of spices, hops, fresh picked citrus and some florals. Medium bodied, but lacking a mid and finish. Nice flavors of spicces, citrus and some hops. A nice and refreshing brew. It’s lacking a slight bit, but no complaints for what it aims to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Draught at brewpub. Dry in body and taste. Nice yeasty flavor. Light color. Some pear. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Draft at Rev. Pours a slightly hazed deep gold with a frothy white head. Nose is citrusy and tropical, well integrated with the soft yeast notes. I dig the restrained yeast. Taste is juicy with a medium bitterness. Grassy and citrusy with a woody bitterness to it that I really like. Probably fermented on the cooler side due to the restrained phenol and light sulfur. Really enjoyable, light candy on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Growler. Pours golden yellow with slight haze and foamy white. Aroma has a nice soft clementine, orange zest, and white grape. Nice nose. Flavors have citrus kick, clementines and cantaloup, honey malt notes, very subtle spice character. I’m guessing it’s a Belgian and American yeast blend as the yeast doesn’t have a clear belgian character. Could really use higher bitterness as the finish sorta dies off real short. It is still a tasty BPA even though far from stellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Draft on tap at the Kedzie Avenue Brewery (Chicago, IL). This location is growing on me.. Likely the easier/free parking, smaller crowd, and warehouse vibe. With that said, pours a well hazed golden straw hue, yellow glow with a firm haze, frothy offwhite head that dies to a film, laces ok and sticks around. Aromas are gentle Belgian yeast, spice, and dry floral hops. Touches of coriander. Touches of citrus, straw, grass with gentle grapefruit, tropical essence, and firm floral dryness. Initial offers a lighter experience, a touch of dryness and spice grows up front, florals and grass, touches of doughy malts are subtle. Some spice, touch of pepper, and dry earthy and citrusy hops mox into the fold. More pepper, yeast, dry dust and dry grainy cereal malts into the backend. A rich blast of grapefruit and citrus gives some life up front growing into the middle, dying out into a dry yeasty backend, crisp malts. Firm, enjoyable, fairly impressive for a 4.7 beer aside from a more heavy handed yeast element at times. A great sessioner, I think. I bet others will be more inclined to give it a higher score than me.. the Belgian yeast influence gets in my way a bit too easily.. but overall, the American hop profile and strength of it really is a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2012
On tap at the Kedzie location. Pours a near clear yellow gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grapefruit with some underlying earthy citrus and a bit of sweet grain. Flavor has citrus throughout with a bit of sweet grain backed by a hi t of grapefruit bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pale cloudy pour. Small head with some lacing. Aroma of citrus from the Citra hops. Light grain notes. Mouth is nice and full. Taste is lots of citrus. Clean aftertaste. A very easy drinking ale.

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