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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

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

johnnnniee, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

xnicknj, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Burt
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Burt, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +3.9%

richkrull, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Mikecap
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

Mikecap, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +3.9%

hopley, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Massbmx
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Massbmx, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Proclarush, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BColton1, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

steve8robin, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Giggy, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of RichD
4/5  rDev +3.9%

RichD, May 08, 2013
Photo of TripelMark
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

TripelMark, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

bckayaalp, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

soxandbeer, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

asafarc2, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of PrimScrewhead
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

PrimScrewhead, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of InkedinRi
4/5  rDev +3.9%

InkedinRi, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of smcnulty1981
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
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

smcnulty1981, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of MikeC144
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

MikeC144, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of abraxel
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

abraxel, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JessxSpikes, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of thegirlgotsoul
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

thegirlgotsoul, Oct 28, 2014
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Revival Imperial Octoberfest from Revival Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.