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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was developed through extensive experimentation by our brewers with different combinations of fruits and spices. The base beer is Basis which was inspired by the traditional brewing methods of Belgium lambic brewing. Revive is a tart, tropical, and refreshing blond sour ale. Aromas of pineapple and herbal chamomile are followed by tart and tropical flavors after aging in wine barrels for 3-4 months.

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3.2
VastActiv (8081) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2018
Tap at EBF, Boston. Color is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, citrus, lemon and tartness.

4
SG111 (2166) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2018 Bottled. Pours opaque golden, mild white head. Aroma is pineapple, tart funk, apple, sour funk. Really nice. Flavor is pineapple galore, tart funk, some sour apple, apple pie crust finish. Quite sour. Nice.

4.1
superspak (6363) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2018
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 8/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sweet/juicy pineapples, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, floral, lemon, lime, red/green apple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, white wine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, and grass; with lighter notes of pepper, funk, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, pineapples, chamomile, wine barrels, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sweet/juicy pineapples, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, floral, tart/sour lemon, lime, red/green apple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, white wine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, and grass; with lighter notes of pepper, funk, oaken vanilla, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic sourness; light wine/fruit tang, and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of pineapples, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, floral, tart/sour lemon, lime, red/green apple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, white wine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, pepper, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, pineapples, chamomile, wine barrels, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/tart/sourness balance. Bit of increasing pucker through the glass, but not astringent. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, acidic/tangy/tannic, and fairly grainy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6%. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour blonde ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, pineapples, chamomile, wine barrels, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; even with the very lactic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Outstanding balance of the Brett/Lacto, fruit, chamomile, and wine barrels; with a solid pale/wheat malt backbone. Quite heavy on the lactic acid, but not overwhelming. A really enjoyable offering.

3.6
wombat23 (2165) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2018
Shared bottle. Pours a murky pale bronze hue, with a very short-lasting white head. Aroma of tart fruit, pineapple. Taste is tart fruit, pineapple, tropical fruit, white wine, bit of funk, oak. Good.

3.4
darbeer75 (1156) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2018
Aroma: lots of refreshing citrus and some funk; good; Appearance: murky yellow-brown pour with little head; Taste: quite funky and sour; yeasty finish; Palate: medium-light body with short finish; Overall: good and refreshing in smaller quantities. Would get again.

4
ebone1988 (2290) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Bottle shared with Gus while watching soccer. Aroma is pineapple, sour, lacto, funk, skins, good. Appearance is golden, slightly hazy, white head. Taste is sour pineapple, white wine, barrel, sour, funk, lacto, chamomile, skins, quite good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, sour pineapple chamomile aftertaste. Overall, this one is solid.

3.8
Travlr (26944) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Bottle at Salud shared with Franco and some random people. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of tropical fruit and stonefruit. Taste is softly sour mixed fruit. Tasty.

3.6
marcus (10971) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2017
On tap at Cap Tap. Pours hazy gold with a nice white head and a sourish fruit aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with some tropical fruit and a tart finish.

3.9
slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Golden orange from the bottle. Lightly funky and acidic. Pineapple and light tropical fruit on the nose and palate. Very nice - not quite elite.

4.3
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Tap. Golden orange with small head. Tart, but pineapple sweetness provides a very nice counterbalance to the acidity. Definitely the best pineapple beer I've ever tasted. Chamomile is mild and melds well. This is a wonderful beer.


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