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Atom Smasher - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: yeahnatenelson on 09-03-2010

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.89/5  rDev +4%

Light copper. Nose was a touch bready and nutty but not picking up anything clearly discernible from the wood. The body is a touch light compared with the very best American Marzens but the flavor profile is right on with the classic bready notes. There is some essence of wood from the French Oak. The finish is delicately sweet.

This offering is eminently drinkable at a 7.7 abv.

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2.79/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle; the beer was a nice copper color that was almost transparent. The head was about one finger width.

The beer has a sweet malty smell and had what seemed like the hint of wheat behind it.

The initial taste was very surprising in that it did not taste like an Oktoberfest at all. There wasn't much at all to the taste in the beginning. In the middle, the toasted caramel taste that you would expect from an Oktoberfest was noticeably absent. The beer has an extremely sweet, but thin finish.

Overall, this beer did not live up to the claim on the bottle that it was a full bodied lager in the Marzen tradition. It also lacked the promised complexity that was supposed to come from being aged in French oak foundries. This beer came across more like a summer ale than an Oktoberfest.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Lacked some depth that I expect from an Oktoberfest. True to the claim on the bottle, it is a unique twist on an Oktoberfest but unlike the claim on the bottle it is not "unmatched" by other imported Oktoberfest lagers.

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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

Atom Smasher from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.