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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 11/19/2011 at Julian’s in Providence, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, spices, some hops and a touch of fruit.

T: The taste starts out very bready with a hearty malt character and lager yeast. Then some mildly sweet flavors of fruit, caramel and spices come in. The hops presence is decent for the style and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is nice solid flavorful beer to drink for a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 22:43:25 | More by TheManiacalOne
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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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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

10-09-2013 15:54:10 | More by TripelMark
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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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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2012 04:36:33 | More by asafarc2
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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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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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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: golden orange in color with about 2 fingers of a white head that fell off fairly quickly with a little bit of lacing

S: very malty with a hint of caramel and some lager yeast notes

T: very malt forward with a bit of bread finishes with bit of hop bitterness rounding out very nice no alcohol

M: medium very true to the style fairlY effervescent with a really nice finish

O: great example of an Oktoberfest or marzen style with a bit of kick from some hop bitterness great balance of malt and hops

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 05:23:50 | More by smcnulty1981
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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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JessxSpikes

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-11-2012 01:25:16 | More by JessxSpikes
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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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barroomhero1977

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2013 20:54:23 | More by barroomhero1977
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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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Revival Imperial Octoberfest from Revival Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.