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Coup d'etat (Revolution)

We headed over to Revolution Brewing Company, one of my favorite spots, on a busy Saturday. We got a brew while we waited but were seated before we finished. Summertime is perfect for saison, and this one fit the bill. This brew was gone before the food came.

General Thoughts
Look and Smell: The head was tiny white bubbles. It was a pale-colored brew that smelled of Belgian sugars and yeast. It left moderate lacing as I drank it down.

Taste: It was very light. A Belgian-y Belgian tastes (yeast and sugar). I didn't get that French Saison dryness or any peppery spicy qualities that I usually associate with the French Saison. Definitely more earthy and bitter than sour. The taste and aftertaste was a bitter floral, not strong though. It was quite good. I'd recommend it as a standalone brew or with something light like a salad or chicken.

From the Revolution site:
The coming of spring and renewal here in Chicago heralds the arrival of Coup D’Etat. Our interpretation of this classic style, naturally fermented at higher temperature, creates more citrus hop character and a stronger earthy aroma of spice than most saisons.


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