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Oktoberfest Revolution - Revolution Brewing Company

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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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RMelyon

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

08-17-2013 02:17:57 | More by RMelyon
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OGunner77

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

10-26-2013 20:57:08 | More by OGunner77
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

09-22-2013 23:57:23 | More by thinwhiteduke
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-12-2012 12:33:45 | More by JuniperJesus
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%

09-08-2013 02:24:31 | More by MidwestBA
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-15-2013 15:49:22 | More by eyemustard
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Serving type: can

10-14-2012 22:39:20 | More by AleWatcher
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NappyB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-12-2014 03:04:03 | More by NappyB
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Peglegtim


3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-27-2012 03:58:50 | More by Peglegtim
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LambicKing

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.4%

09-08-2013 18:40:50 | More by LambicKing
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carmike813

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-02-2014 19:29:59 | More by carmike813
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Jimbobebop

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-16-2013 01:44:55 | More by Jimbobebop
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: can

11-10-2013 04:53:43 | More by falloutsnow
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BB1313

Ohio

3.19/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Serving type: can

08-24-2013 22:20:25 | More by BB1313
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 13:37:49 | More by barnzy78
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77apm

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

03-16-2014 15:07:21 | More by 77apm
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ystazi

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-26-2013 00:59:45 | More by ystazi
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msinger1002

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-18-2013 20:53:28 | More by msinger1002
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-29-2012 22:17:11 | More by bsuedekum
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Twal

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-20-2013 02:50:32 | More by Twal
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-13-2012 02:09:41 | More by Keyportnick
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markmcconv

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

02-13-2013 18:50:28 | More by markmcconv
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-11-2013 02:46:49 | More by XmnwildX12
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scalffd

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-27-2013 02:52:47 | More by scalffd
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz. can, with no apparent canned on or freshness date present. My third beer from Revolution Brewing Company out of Chicago.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a coppery dark orange color with a finger and a half of off-white head that recedes into nothing fairly quickly.

S - Smell is kind of subdued. Some light pine / citric hop character, lager yeast, and some malt.

T - Taste is a step up from the nose, but still remains fairly simple. Some clean crisp malt, some biscuit, hint of hops. It's actually really hard for me to pull out much more than that.

M - Feel is crisp and smooth, with some mild stickiness and bitter hops lingering on the palate.

Overall, a fairly unimpressive, unmemorable rendition of the style. Not a bad tasting beer, but the flavor and the flavor intensity needs to be a lot higher. Worth trying at least once, but nothing special here.

Revolution Oktoberfest ---3.5/5

Serving type: can

09-16-2013 23:43:13 | More by mfnmbvp
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Oktoberfest Revolution from Revolution Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.