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Oktoberfest Revolution - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | 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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

zestar, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Thorpe429, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

ygtbsm94, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

kylehay2004, Oct 02, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Somehow, this is my first Revolution beer from the bottle. Go figure. It pours a clear copper-tawny topped by a finger of dirty off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light honey, light rye toast, mild spicy and earthy hops, and a tiny touch of deep fried chicken skin (...yeah, this is what came to mind...I dunno...). The taste brings in more of the same, though the hops are slightly stronger and lean a bit more floral now, and a pinch of black pepper is tossed in absentmindedly. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a nice, solid O-Fest, nothing spectacular or eye-opening, but something I could easily have a couple of beneath a tent at some big party of some kind...

TMoney2591, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a large mug, the foam froths up, soapy bubbles rising towards the rim of the glass. Three fingers of foam and soapy lacing in the glass. Bright saturated orange amber color.

Aroma of toasted malt and vague noble hops.

Slight citrus flashes by, and the bready toasted malt base rolls through and lingers into the aftertaste. Toast, marmalade, lightly bitter noble hops in the aftertaste. Light to medium feel, easily drinkable. May not be the most traditional, but it tastes great.

emerge077, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a deep copper hue with off white cream head, fine even spaced lacing looks great. Aroma has caramel malts, herbal hops kicking in the backend, with a complementary air of very refreshing beer. Lager in a can, I'm game especially microbrewed O Fest. Semi sweet malts bring nutty, earthy notes between the malts and Euro hops I'm very excited to sink my teeth into the rest of the 5 cans I have from the sixer I purchased. Slick oily yet clean and refreshing all in one gulp, I'm a big fan of this Chicago brewed lager, I do know they have a decent German heritage in Chi town this could have been brewed by a direct descendant or a rebel revolutionary who knows how to brew good beer. I'm a fan of the brewery, brewery, and brews that they produce. This is all around quality, go try some if you see the tuba touting lederhosen clad gent next to the fist of the revolutionary. Great artwork complements great beer, go try some folks.

WVbeergeek, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Revolution. 5oz Mug Club taster glass.

A - Served with a thin white head that settles to a wispy film, leaving behind spotty lace. The body is an attractive transparent golden color.

S - Caramel and toffee malts, touch of apple and other nebulous fruity notes, bread, lightly toasted grains, and a hint of floral hop.

T - Taste is again fruity malts, toffee, toasted bread and grains, and a bit of sharp hop bite mixed in for good measure.

M - Medium body, slightly grainy, with moderate carbonation, and a dry crisp finish. Very clean and refreshing, with no obvious alcohol.

D - It's a solid and true-to-style Oktoberfest offering and relatively easy to drink. Not my favorite style, but fairly enjoyable all the same. If you're into Oktoberfest beers, or even darker lagers this would be worth trying.

MasterSki, Sep 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

MarkyMOD, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

imperialking, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

duceswild, Nov 07, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into dimpled mug; no canning date, but from 2013. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, herbal, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, floral, pear, apple, herbal, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, herbal, floral, pear, apple, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a fair amount of yeast esters with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest style. All around good balance and robustness of malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mothman, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

ejimhof, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Gonzoillini, Sep 04, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

03.23.12 stamp on bottle
(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear deep caramel body with a tight carbonation and a thin sticky film of antique white head that is soon gone.

S- The flinty malt aroma has a hint of light toasted malt in the finish but it is clean and well lagered.

T- The dry toasted malt flavor has some Pils and Vienna malt notes that come through with a blend of Noble hop flavors in the clean finish. There is a gentle hop bitterness that lingers.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has no alcohol heat and a nice tight fizz to compliment the clean finish.

O- This beer has a nice fresh soft malt flavor with a good Noble hops and a dry finish. This is a classic.

rhoadsrage, Jan 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Mebuzzard, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

brandoman63, Jan 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

KAF, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

scruffwhor, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

bsuedekum, Sep 29, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Brownish copper beer with a white head that that leaves some spots on the sides of the glass.

S - A lot of caramel, slight hint of butterscotch, bread, fruit.

T - A little bit lighter than I was expecting on the taste, but it's appropriately malty with caramel and some toffee taking the forefront. Finish makes me think a little of fructose corn syrup for some reason. Easy to drink.

M - Fairly light and crisp with good carbonation.

O - Drinkable, decent for the style. Can drink again with no complaints.

AgentZero, Sep 15, 2011
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Oktoberfest Revolution from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.