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Revival Imperial Octoberfest - Revival Brewing Co.

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Revival Imperial OctoberfestRevival Imperial Octoberfest

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BA SCORE
86
very good

27 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revival Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
King of the Night Creatures, and all things sweet and sticky, this bitter sweet Imperial-style fest-bier is a beer fit for creatures of the night. Brewed with ambition and honed to break style guidelines, this beer demands respect of it's court and rules the taste-buds of it's subject's with and balanced hand.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 11-20-2011)
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-08-2014 13:39:54 | More by BColton1
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bckayaalp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-26-2014 23:32:34 | More by bckayaalp
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Medium amber gold with a thin whitish head that fades to a nice spotty lacing.

Smell: Bready malts and nice hop aroma with a bit of spice. Nice piney hops and a some citrus as well.

Taste: Hoppier than expected with a traditional marzen flair. Nice earthy components and bready character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp, would be perfect on an Autumn day. Drinks well with perfect carbonation.

Overall: A fantastic oktoberfest despite the fact I'm drinking it a bit out of season. Worth a try if you can get it!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:11:34 | More by Mikecap
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sean Larkin continues to prove he's the Neil Peart of Brewmasters.

This is an Oktoberfest with a bit of an attitude.

A: Beautiful honey color
S: Pleasant caramel and malt
T: Sweet and malty at first, a touch boozy in the middle and finishes with a crisp hoppy bite.
M: Like the girl next door in a dirndl , medium bodied and will go down easy on a fall afternoon.
O: I really dig this beer and it's what every American Oktoberfest should strive to be.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 22:32:02 | More by PrimScrewhead
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Giggy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-16-2013 15:40:37 | More by Giggy
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-13-2013 01:39:53 | More by steve8robin
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

10-09-2013 15:54:10 | More by TripelMark
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-04-2013 00:45:48 | More by soxandbeer
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Tamorin

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-29-2013 03:12:07 | More by Tamorin
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jrhodes97

Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A surprising marzen. It appears a little more on the golden side of a standard marzen, but the head fades a quicker leaving a small amount of lacing.

Aroma is underwhelming, with only hints of hop rather than a heady sweetness of this style.

Taste is more bitter than expected of a marzen. The hop leaves a smooth aftertaste but leavesg a heady and thick feel in the mouth. Being an Imperial Lager, this is where the heft makes itself most noticeable.

Overall it is quite drinkable, though is outside the model of a your usual Octoberfest lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 01:49:40 | More by jrhodes97
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-10-2013 04:46:52 | More by hopley
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-09-2013 06:17:31 | More by Zbeetleman
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-09-2013 03:06:59 | More by johnnnniee
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RichD

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2013 00:56:05 | More by RichD
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Axle

Rhode Island

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

It was a dark beer full bodied with a bitter taste almost like a IPA. I was expecting something a little smother but it was very good. Different by very good. I recommend a pairing of something salty to go with it. All and all I say if you like IPA's with a little hint of pumpkin spice. Go for it.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 20:59:28 | More by Axle
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-08-2013 20:46:37 | More by Burt
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barroomhero1977

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2013 20:54:23 | More by barroomhero1977
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into taster

Pours a clear brilliant golden orange color with little head. Filmy collar with a few traces of lacing.

Toasted grain, sweet caramel and bread crust in the nose. Malty and lightly sweet with a hint of warmth.

Leafy hops, hint of pear and citrus. Caramel, bready sweetness on a sturdy backbone. Toasted grains, bread crust and a snap of warmth on the finish.

Fuller medium body, well carbonated, crisp and clean on the tongue. Solid, drinkable, refreshing marzen with a slightly boozy kick - I'd be interested in trying more from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 23:26:31 | More by xnicknj
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JessxSpikes

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-11-2012 01:25:16 | More by JessxSpikes
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2012 04:36:33 | More by asafarc2
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-30-2012 03:55:18 | More by richkrull
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-30-2012 03:17:42 | More by Proclarush
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Moonbear


4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-26-2012 23:03:52 | More by Moonbear
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-13-2012 23:37:52 | More by Massbmx
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abraxel

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 7, courtesy of ShogoKawada. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Slightly hazy, orangey-straw-yellow, with around a finger of head that quickly subsides into a thin film, but never disappears. A touch of lacing.

S - Smells like grainy malt and some clean bittering hops. It's a pretty simple, subtle aroma -- I'm thinking an all-malt pale lager? It's not particularly exciting, but it's definitely pleasant.

T - Similar to the smell; a very simple, slightly dry malt backbone with a bit of clean bitterness as the only hop contribution. There's definitely more flavor than I'd expect in an adjunct lager (still thinking all-malt lager, maybe a non-authentic pilsner, who knows), but it's still pretty subtle.

M - Thin-to-medium mouthfeel, with a bit of a carbonation bite.

Overall, I enjoyed this. I'm guessing it's an American pilsner.

Non-blind thoughts:
This definitely did not seem like an oktoberfest, but it was still a pretty tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 22:50:58 | More by abraxel
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Revival Imperial Octoberfest from Revival Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.