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Oktoberfest Revolution - Revolution Brewing Company

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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weatherdog on 09-20-2010)
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Photo of sweemzander
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%

12oz can poured into a tulip glass.

(A)- Pours a clear caramel colored amber-orange color. Produced some good off-white froth that stuck around for awhile before dissipating. Minimal lacing.

(S)- A nicely dry yet bread-like graininess meets the most subtle background sweetness in recent memory for an oktoberfest. Ever so tiny hint at a grassy hop-like aroma. The grainy yeast seems to be the predominant aroma.

(T)- I really dig the rustic nuttiness this has up front that is quickly followed by the great graininess and very subtle sweetness from the aroma. A great yeast component in the middle that really blends this beers whole profile together to make a really cohesive beer for the style. This succeeds where alot of oktoberfests fail; it is not overly sweet.

(M)- A great carbonation level. For an oktoberfest, this is quite smooth despite an ever present bready graininess. A mild sweetness balances well with the rustic nutty flavor this possesses. A superb balance for a style I have alot of love/hate experiences with.

(O)- I have not had many new Marzens this season so far, but I think this one really is a fantastic example of the style for me. Smooth, yet a good malt bill meets a nice rustic nutty graininess. Really digging alot of what Revolution is putting out and this is no different.

sweemzander, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Azpittil57, 46 minutes ago
Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Can't believe they didn't call this Oktoberfist.

muddyh2oblues, Today at 10:16 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ChrisL24481, Today at 04:53 PM
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Beerpiggie, Today at 04:41 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +21.5%

Mattd131, Yesterday at 03:38 AM
Photo of BRami127
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BRami127, Yesterday at 03:35 AM
Photo of Chiefy770
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Revolution Brewing Company
Oktoberfest Revolution
Canned on 8/22/2014 (stamped on bottom of can)
Date Reviewed: September 16th, 2014
12 fluid ounce can
Glass of Choice: Nonic Pint

Eyes:
White head, a bit over an inch tall. A bit of lacing, not much though. Very clean looking copper/amber body with a few bubbles running around.

Nose:
Sweet and toasty malts: caramel and toasted grain. Not much from the hops: very faint notes of floral hops.

Mouth:
Very generous hit of malts up front. Primary notes of grains and toast. Very pleasant nutty tone throughout. Nothing overwhelming from the hops. Very minor herbal/floral notes contain a robust malty presence.

Overall: Good take on the Oktoberfest style. Great balance. Very smooth. Great session brew.

85 (B)

Chiefy770, Yesterday at 11:00 PM
Photo of Brams17
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Brams17, Yesterday at 09:08 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

vermilcj, Yesterday at 12:16 PM
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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%

boogieman6, Tuesday at 03:45 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ethanmc12, Tuesday at 03:10 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ariceclemson, Tuesday at 01:24 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +8.6%

TheFugerIsNow, Tuesday at 12:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

nbal4396, Monday at 05:47 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

nheinzie57, Monday at 01:24 AM
Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +7.5%

I have been more tolerant of this style lately (until I tire of it) and thus I can appreciate good ones like this.

It pours dark, with little head. The aroma is clean and light. The can definitely kept things from getting funky.

The taste is slightly bitter, hoppy, malty, of course, and medium thick. It is a very robust take on the style. The aftertaste is pretty thick too, for the style.

Overall, good ones like this make me want to stick with this pretty drinkable style.

schoolboy, Monday at 12:36 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Daktah, Sunday at 11:30 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Danmullens1, Sunday at 03:38 AM
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

jgunther71, Sunday at 01:46 AM
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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

Hopinho, Sunday at 12:49 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

mspanos, Saturday at 11:50 PM
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3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

McGone, Saturday at 10:57 PM
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3.08/5  rDev -17.2%

Jnordahl84, Saturday at 03:04 AM
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Oktoberfest Revolution from Revolution Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.