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Atom Smasher - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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84
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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yeahnatenelson on 09-03-2010)
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Reviews by SGplayer84:
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SGplayer84

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Francesca's on Taylor over the 2nd weekend of September. Served in 16oz Pint Glass

A-Slightly cloudy, with deep orange, must be a marzen. Great layer of carbonation and head retention, though the foam does dissipate after a bit.

S-I get cloves, a few other yeastly esters with a slight oak to it. Oak is very very slight but i could tell it was there. Which is interesting to me for a Marzen

T-Great taste to it, the body is solid on this one and refreshing at the same time. It's slightly spicy, but low on the hops. Most of the flavor comes from the malts and the yeast.

M-Nice body! It's not heavy like a stout, but defiantly not one of the lighter bottom fermenting brew's i've had. Must have a decent % of wheat in the bill because it's slightly refreshing yet not comparable to any weizens. I would say it has a great body and mouthfeel for a fall brew.

O-Great Marzen, interesting that I got the oak from the smell and it's interesting for a Marzen to utilize oak, but i will say i enjoyed the brew. One of the best american versions of a marzen i've had as of late.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2011 03:20:22 | More by SGplayer84
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3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-The J series. Oktoberfest aged in oak foudres.

A: Dense coppery-orange with a immense, feverish display of carbonation within. Small bready off white head with a short rate of hold recedes to a patchy covering with minor eye lash slashes of lace on the vessel.

S: Scent of caramelized oranges, moderate in strength, fresh and wet nature finishing out with a lightly caramelized bread crust. Slight to average in strength per style.

T: The flavor had a strong, oaky caramelized malting with semi-dried oranges and noble hopping. Buttered caramel bread sweetness.

M: Spritzy mouthful from the carbonation, very active, perhaps a bit to much so per style, oaky alcohol warmth on the inner cheeks and tonuge.

O: Overall a different approach, a bit high abv% wise per style, deeper speciality grain influence and oaky alcohol makes this a bit heavier to consume then your typical lighter drinking fair. The carbonation is also a bit zealous and over-active. Not a bad beer, some interesting attributes from the oaky alcohol, a bit outside the box.

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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a clear caramel color with a thin meniscus of antique white head and a swirling carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The flinty dry malt aroma is clean and nicely lagered but there is a bit of a nougat smell in the finish with a soft green pungent hop note that grows as the beer opens.

T- The dry wet stones flavor soon gives way to a lightly toasted malt that is nicely lagered with a crisp pungent hop note in the finish. There is some sulfur taste that starts to come through in the after taste.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a full crisp fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has a nice smooth malt flavor but I would really like to see a bit more sweetess just to add character to the malt and cut some of the pungency of the hops.

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Appearance - Pours about a finger of off-white eggshell head, color of the body is a lightly hazed orange amber, the head disappeared in a few minutes, and left no lacing in my glass.

Smell - Light oak, roasted malt, dark toffee, freshly baked wheat bread, brown sugar

Taste - Much like the nose, , begins with slight woody oak, wheat bread, sweetness from brown sugar and toffee, some light roasted malt, and hints of nutmeg - finishing with some more oak, wheat crusts, unsweetened molasses and some light minerals and light earthy hops.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium, beer is flavorful but not bold, carb is lower side of medium and smooth, with a few edges at the sides of the tongue. Feels slightly on the watery side for a 7.7% beer, drinkability is good.

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Atom Smasher from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.