Revival, from the Moor Beer Company, is reviewed by Chris Hall.
“This is one of my favourite beers I’ve tried this year.”
Moor Beer Company
Moor Beer Company are based on an old dairy farm in Somerset, and have been steadily expanding and winning awards for their ales since 1996. They have seen a surge of popularity recently, and with fresh branding and awards under their belt, their beer is being enjoyed up and down the country. Revival was first brewed to celebrate the revival of the brewery, and it is one of the finest pale ales being made in the UK today.
Moor are also known for refusing to use Isinglass finings in their beers, preferring a natural hop haze. Revival is an excellent example of how great this can be, because the beer practically shimmers in the glass. It’s a beautiful, burnished gold and sports a thick, lasting head that laces the glass. Revival bursts with fresh, zesty grapefruit and lime notes, and has a pleasing, spicy kick to your nostrils.
All beers should be refreshing, but Revival really takes things to the next level. Its hop profile is a full-on, feet planted, hips-twisting right hook to the bitter section of your palate. Fierce, bubbly grapefruit bursts in tandem with jabs of lemon, orange rind, a splash of pineapple. Reviving is clearly its true purpose, in fact I dare say its hop profile could wake the dead. I can’t stress enough how fierce, sharp and smile-inducing this beer is.
This is one of my favourite beers I’ve tried this year. It’s simply invigorating. For a 4% beer, the flavours it boasts suggest some sort of magical alchemy is taking place down in Somerset, and Revival is utterly shaming to anything of similar strength.