1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Atom Smasher - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Atom SmasherAtom Smasher

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

376 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 376
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 376 | Reviews: 91 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

MattyG85, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of ComRock12
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ComRock12, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Bucktoberfest97
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Bucktoberfest97, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

WesM63, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of kwarn
1/5  rDev -73.2%

kwarn, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ejimhof, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of JustinQ
3/5  rDev -19.6%

JustinQ, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of herman77
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

herman77, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of jisom123
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

jisom123, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of gatornation
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle stamped BB 120112

A- pours a clear golden orange color with an off white 1 finger head nice fresh cap very little lacing

S- is interesting im picking up wine and aged oak with cinnamon and malt, other spices

T- sweet on the front with wood and and light white fruit tastes a touch of wine and a hint of nutmeg

M-sweet and woody a touch of heat a little wood

O- this is a unique marzen an imperial one at that the wood nuances are splendid i only bought a single but will buy a few more to further enjoy this one

gatornation, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jsprain1, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of apocalypsezombie
4/5  rDev +7.2%

apocalypsezombie, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got my bottle courtesy of apocalypsezombie. Thanks, Tom!

Best by Nov 22, 2012. Love a brewery that gives you the what's what.

It pours a reddish gold with a 2 finger head of foam and there's ever so much lacing.

It smells bready, earthy, slightly sweet and slightly bitter with a hint of fruit.

The taste has an earthy flavour along with a balanced mild sweetness and bitterness. The bitter leans toward citrus, the sweet isn't noticed much until in and through the finish. Again, very earthy.

It's a bit strong for the style but still any easy drinker. I like.

Bitterbill, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Highstplz
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Highstplz, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of murraymj
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

murraymj, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +7.2%

enelson, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of ultrasrs
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ultrasrs, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of KyleFredricks
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

KyleFredricks, Sep 09, 2012
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bsp77
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

bsp77, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of jhillwastaken
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jhillwastaken, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of BB1313
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by 11/22/12. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a burnt orange, slight haze, ton of legs, small white head which fades quickly, decent lacing and retention. The aromas are very sweet. I'm picking up a ton of caramel malts. There's a rich breadiness blended with a touch of chocolate. The oak isn't exactly noticeable in the nose, but it's somewhat noticeable in the flavors. The flavors are bold, maybe even too bold for the style. Wow, this one has a strong sweetness to it. Lots of grains. The caramel aspects really dominate the flavors. The oak gives it a sweetness, almost giving it a sour quality. Pretty odd for the style, but I can dig it. The mouthfeel is great. Very spritzy and light for a bigger beer; full-bodied. The alcohol heat is there, but it's still pretty easy to drink.

This is an interesting take on the style. It's definitely unique. I've never had a lager aged on oak before. Not overly exciting, but it's worth experiencing.

BB1313, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Shoo65
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Shoo65, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tdmccarthy, Sep 04, 2012
Atom Smasher from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.