RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Our 2012 Replicale submission to the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. This year, 15 Illinois breweries made a similar base beer, each choosing a different Belgian ale yeast for fermentation. The yeast we chose is clean, with good ester fruitiness and a lightly tart complexity. It is light-medium bodied with a dry finish and medium hop bitterness, and at 4.7%, it is a refreshing and sessionable Belgian-style ale.

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Lubiere (14155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
A golden blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a smooth fruity malt with light esters, coriander, not bad. In mouth, light Belgian ale with crisp dry fruity malt, grassy mineral notes, OK. On tap at brewery.

Christpuncher (3251) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Typical Belgian style beer. Super fruity with a hoppy bitter finish. Pours light yellow in color. Had at revolution brewery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
A decent Belgian-style table beer. You could drink this is large quantities, but it’s not particularly exciting stuff. The concept behind this year’s ReplicAle is interested, but Revolution’s yeast is so clean that the end product is kind of dull.

User29624 (1687) - - OCT 17, 2012
Old rating. Tap at Rev. Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Belgian aroma, citrus. Decent.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear pear juice body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, light orange. Light body, faint chalk, nicely drinkable.

dinkle50 (1532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Super pale and cloudy pour. Some lace. Aroma of a farmhouse. Mouth is very light and refreshing. Taste is pretty sweet at first but this has a nice balance to it. A tartness comes in at the end that washes away the sweet.

Newk (299) - - AUG 20, 2012
Poured from tap into a 5oz taster at the Brewpub. Pours a clear straw color with a small head. Aromatic and fresh with aromas of lemon zest, spices and white fruits. Not much depth, but refreshing. Light feel that is lacking a bit. It is crisp with notes of lemon zest and spices. Fairly simple with the flavors as well. This is a decent brew. Not up to their normal levels, but it isn’t bad either. It is refreshing and easy drinking.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Draft on tap at the Oak Park Microbrew Review (Chicago, IL). Pours a richly straw yellow hue, almost champagnesque. Dry and mellow hues, firm haze with frothy whitish head atop. Mellow layer, decent lacing. Aromas are a bit fruity and doughy, straw and bready malts mix with touches of white grape and lemon, gentle apple. Initial is lighter bodied, firm tart apple and estery apple sweetness. Touches of bready malts, straw, cereal, touch of grass. Some gentle dough. Middle is more dry and stark, a touch of lemon and florals as we move into the backend. Gentle citrus, some pear, a touch of mellow yeastiness. Overall, inoffensive and easily quaffable. A touch of dryness, spice into the backend but really the front end fruit does the work. More fruit into middle, backend leaves a bit of prickly carbonation, yeast, and fruit. Some lingering dryness, spice, touches of messy sulfur yeast as I call it jump in randomly at times. Not bad. Probably my least favorite of the 2012 ReplicAle’s I have thus far tried.

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazed, pale, straw-yellow colored body with a finger-width, creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is lighter with a grainy, bready pale malt and a light grass. Touches of wheat, yeasty pepper, and some fruity esters. Flavor is similar. Light grass and fruity esters up front with a grainy, doughy pale malt backing. Light clean wheat towards the end with a bit of a pepper from the yeast, florals, and a hint of tartness coming through. Finishes clean and dry with a medium-light bitterness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light-medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, nothing special, but a clean, easy drinking, balanced Belgian single. Not bad.

NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Draft at the Tap Room. Pours a remarkably pale straw, quite hazy overall, persistent white head. The nose is peppery and grassy, doughy pilsner malt as well. On tasting, quite light and very clean, a touch too bitter overall. Nice doughy malts and again, herbal hops. More of the peppery notes. Very drinkable and very well balanced, aside from the high bitterness. More saison-like than singel. Still, nice beer.

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