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Oktoberfest Revolution - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | 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:
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(Beer added by: weatherdog on 09-20-2010)
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Can poured ino dimpled mug.

coppery orange body with a minuscule head, no retention, and no lacing.

Smells of caramel and Munich malt with a light toasty bread and a very mild hop bill. Not really bitter at all. Kinda chalky feel, though I would call the body thin and light.

Overall-- meh. This is a pass. I will be honest, this isn't really a style I go crazy over, but I try my best to review such styles with an open mind and a generous nature in terms of scoring. To be fair-- there is nthing offensive in this beer, but nothing that wows me either.

AleWatcher, Oct 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Jimbobebop, Aug 16, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -17.6%

Jnordahl84, Sep 13, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None on can, 2013 release
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Revolution's Oktoberfest is a mixed beer, yielding some pleasant toast and bread flavors, but also some unwanted harsh, medicinal herbal characters from the hops. While not my ideal Marzen, I appreciated many of the beer's flavors and its full, satisfying mouthfeel. A bit of work on the aromatics would make this a beer I'd revisit in the future.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of light beige-colored foam, made up of small bubbles and presenting a somewhat frothy appearance. Retention is below average, lasting less than a minute in decline to a thin ring around the glass and some small islands of residual foam atop the body of the beer. Lacing is not present. Body is a dark golden orange to light brown color, with light bringing out bright orange hues. Carbonation visible through the semi-hazy body (20% opacity), though few in number and rather sluggish.

Aroma is extremely subdued, though can be roused, somewhat, by swirling the glass. What arises is a sweet and herbal concoction that has elements of light toast, caramel, and nearly medicinal herbal elements. Aside from its minimal nature, what I do smell is not particularly pleasant.

Front of palate tastes sweet Munich and Vienna malt extract, lightly toasted bread, hints of hop spiciness and dried-leaf-likeness. Mid-palate continues with a blend of sweet, lightly toasted bread courtesy of Munich and Vienna malts, but increases the hop bitterness, spiciness, and dried-leaf-likeness to a point where a bit of medicinal quality comes forth, unwanted. Back of palate experiences spicy hops with moderate bittneress and lesser toasted bread and caramel flavors (these are well in the background at this point). Aftertaste is of pleasant toasted bread with hints of cracker and light hop bitterness.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, creating a full and mostly foamy mouthfeel that manages to never come across as fizzy. Closes dry, with moderate stickiness coating the palate and lips.

falloutsnow, Nov 10, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy copper; white head that fades and leaves nice retention. The aromas are full of breads and grains. It's pretty malty with hints of cocoa and caramel. Smells nice, but it's pretty subtle. The flavors seem to really match up with the aromas. Very grainy. Lots of caramel and butterscotch. Nice flavors, but they don't quite pop. Mouthfeel is very nice; medium-bodied; thick, fluffy and creamy; moderate carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's easy to drink.

This is a solid Oktoberfest. It's not bad, but it seems to get lost in the shuffle and almost seems forgettable compared to the other ones on the market, in my opinion.

BB1313, Aug 24, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

A - amber-copper color, creamy ivory head
S - toasted grain, caramel, bread, vanilla
T - very sweet, vanilla, toasty, nutty, caramel, toffee, cola, honey
M - creamy, exceptionally smooth, slightly dry and very clean finish
O - cloyingly sweet, with some odd vanilla and cola notes I've never experienced with this style. Seemed more like a pop than a beer with all that sweetness.

barnzy78, Sep 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

ystazi, Sep 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Oktoberfest Revolution from Revolution Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.