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Atom Smasher - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Reviews: 106
Hads: 476
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 29.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 60 | 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:
Beer added by: yeahnatenelson on 09-03-2010

With a tip of our hat to our scientific neighbors we have created the innovative Atom Smasher. A hefty, full bodied lager reminiscent of marzen beers from days gone by.
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Reviews: 106 | Hads: 476
Reviews by SGplayer84:
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Nose of lightly toasted malts, caramels, ripe juicy apples and fermented fruit, a bit of yeast, traces of butterscotch, and a touch of ABV. After it warms, there's also hints of vanilla.

Taste presents toasted malts and caramels on a subtle background of neutral wood. Just enough dried herbal/floral bittering hops to be noticed. ABV is completely hidden. Darker, woody tones emerge deep into the glass. Finish, while balanced, leans towards the hops/wood.

Smooth and luscious across the tongue. Moderate body that thins out as it warms. Finish leans toward the dry side.

Tasty expression of the style, especially with using the oak to smooth and polish the beer.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orangish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is fairly one-dimensional and is dominated by toffee from the malt. The flavor is toffee and grassy/earthy hops with a tad bit of smoke mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of bsp77
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Dimpled Mug.

Appearance: Bright copper-orange without much head.

Smell: Cherry, caramel, oak and biscuit. Fairly sweet and boozy.

Taste: Sweet caramel and cherry upfront, with some biscuit notes. Finish has oak and light noble hops. Can taste the alcohol; distracting in this type of beer.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium boozy body, finish has some residual sweetness.

Overall: While the oak is a good idea, this is simply too sweet and boozy to be a really good Marzen.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of pat61
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant red tinted amber into a pilsner glass under a 2” frothy white foam collar that produces magnificent lace. S: Clean malt aromas but overall not very fragrant. T: Very rich layered malt flavors, spicy, bread crust, vanilla, hints of caramel. F: Smooth, medium body with very fine and full carbonation – it’s like drinking a mousse. O: The flavor is good, the texture is outstanding.

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Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottle says best by 12/1/12.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head with good retention. Lacing is fairly light.

Smell: Bready and malt forward with hints of the barrel. Sweet toasted malts with hints of caramel, biscuit, toffee, and crackers. Hints of oak come through with a little bit of cherry and apple. Also some light cinnamon and nutmeg spice hints. Some grassy, earthy hops round out the smell. Solid aroma.

Taste: Like the nose hints, a malty Marzen with a interesting twist from the barrel. Sweet and toasty malts with good notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, cracker, and apple. Some oak and wood with subtle notes of cherry and vanilla. Light taste of spice including cinnamon and nutmeg. Light hop presence in the background with some earthy hops. A solid and interesting taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and pretty smooth. Fairly sweet to start, with a somewhat dry finish.

Overall: A pretty decent spin on the style. Nice caramel malt taste with a interesting mix of oak and spice.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears a slightly clouded deep caramel amber with a big billowing cream colored head. Fine speckled lacing scattered in my liter Paulaner krug. Aroma has some nutty caramel sweetness, tart cider like notes in the background. Alot of bread dough malt driven tones without much herbal hops to balance things out. Flavor super sweet almost sugary, lacks the balance that a nice toasted bread malty herbal hopped Ofest has I get it this isn't a straight up marzen this is a boozed up maltier version. Of all the Two Brothers beers I've tasted this is my least favorite. Mouthfeel becomes cloying especially once you're half way done, not my style of beer. I've had imperial Ofests that worked with higher alcohol the unbalanced malt/hop ratio is killing me. Carbonation is a bit much almost too heavy tickles the back of my throat and nares. Drinkability overall is really limited I wouldn't even suggest a bomber, I've been there and done that no need to revisit.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of timc100
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Red orange dark amber with white foamy head
S: Like fall - toasty caramel malts - bread/yeast
T: Follows the nose well - has maintained traditional Oktoberfest taste nicely
M: Soft carbonation, good medium body
O: A great Oktoberfest with one of the best mouthfeels of it's style

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Atom Smasher from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.