Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
Ranked #145
Ranked #21,369
3.78 | pDev: 9.52%
Tuesday at 08:51 PM
Sep 20, 2010
A classic German-style Oktoberfest beer that goes down smooth with a pleasant, toasty malt flavor. 100% German malts create a supple and flavorful base for this traditional Oktoberfest lager. Our 2015 version is brewed with a hop called Hallertau Gold, grown on only one farm in the whole of Bavaria to deliver a hop profile which is at the same time both classic and unique.

25 IBUs
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce can into a pilsner glass. Canned 8/24/23, had 10/30/23.

Pours a clear, darker golden color, with a one and a half inch head of spongy foam and light foamy lacing. Active carbonation. Aromas of caramel, malt, some bread, light yeast, light herbal hops. Has a fruity, white grape- like aroma. Flavors of malt, caramel, some bread and yeast, herbal and earthy hops. Tastes somewhat fruity. Smooth, a very good lighter medium body, well carbonated.

Not a style I frequent, but thought this was a pretty good effort for the style. Liked that the hops are a compliment, not the star, allowing the malt, caramel and bread notes to shine.
Tuesday at 08:51 PM
Rated: 3.71 by EMH73 from New York

Dec 01, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by drstalker from Illinois

Nov 22, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Oct 13, 2023
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Rated by mpk2020 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from trader joes
Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 3.86 by cabsandking from Ohio

Sep 21, 2023
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Reviewed by SaltofOH from Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Canned on 7-13-23. Sam Adams pint.

A: pours a dark amber with one finger of white head that quickly recedes to some thin bubbles on top.

S: even fresh out of the fridge this is loaded with sweet maltiness. Tootsie pop sweetness, deep Munich malt with a slightly roasted cherry hint. Toasty, bready. Really smells sweet, bordering on a bock or a barleywine.

T: what you’d expect from a Marzen; off-sweet arrival. Depth of toastiness on the palate is higher than some Oktos I’ve had lately, even in the Marzen style. That toastiness is a good counterpoint to the sweetness. Sweeter as it warms. Finish is fairly dry, with a touch of lingering noble hop.

M: lower carbonation than some, but not too low. Fuller body, but still highly attenuated, crisp finish. Still, it would be hard to drink more than two of this.

O: a finely textured, moderately sweet, slightly darker take on the Marzen style. I’m actually quite surprised this is only 5.7% ABV, given the fuller texture and sweetness. A lot of flavor for that low ABV. Not one of my favorites, but we’ll-executed. I suppose I’m a harder grader on styles I like.
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a 12oz can dated 7-14-2023

Beautiful copper colored pour. Nice clarity to this beer. The head that formed was 1 finger and white. Somewhat fluffy looking. Overall decent retention. No lacing on the glass as the head dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass.
The nose is super malty. There's just a ton of cereal and bread/biscuit on this aroma. Slight grain aroma.
Taste - This beer is a nice grain bomb. Lots of cereal in the flavor. The bread and biscuit is also a hint of caramel that also makes it into the flavor. Slight hint of hops on the backside.
The body is decent. I do get a bit of a bubbly feeling in this beer.
This is a very tasty beer of this style. I am happy with this beer.
Sep 11, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Sep 02, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by MGComposer

Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Stamp on bottom reads 'FILLED 07-14-2023'.
Clear, medium amber colored body. Weak dirty white head, which extends as a robust ring and a few islands. Lacing consists of a few tiny spots.
Aroma is malt heavy, with bits of fruit esters and caramel.
Taste is caramel malts, which are joined by floral, fruity, and spicy minority notes. Balanced bitterness at the end.
Thicker mouth feel. Clean finish. Supportive carbonation, certainly not over carbonated.
Tasty malts and very easy to drink. Fewer burps because of the lower intensity of the carbonation.
Aug 09, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by brewskis from Indiana

Aug 06, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Aug 05, 2023
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Reviewed by branko7 from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A really good, balanced, delicious Marzen (the old, hearty Octoberfest style), especially good considering that it's made outside Germany. (I tend to find American versions of European brews too hoppy. Not in this case.) Nice and malty, smooth with light carbonation. A beautiful golden brown in color. Love it.
Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by loganburgh from Michigan

Feb 02, 2023
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A beer that walks the line between Marzen and Festbier. Too much caramel for a Festbier, but lighter and dryer than a Marzen. I am not about to get stuck into styles so just as a beer I would drink, I think it is pretty good. Clean flavor with an interesting herbal/grassy hop note. Enough bitterness for balance but this is a malt first beer. Lighter body and nicely carbonated.
Nov 08, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by hbeimers from Illinois

Oct 24, 2022
Rated: 3.87 by DrOfGolf from Delaware

Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This is a Marzen style? It would score better as a Festbier. But oh well.
Poured light copper color with an astoundingly short lived manilla head.
The aroma was malty and just a hint hint of spice.
The flavor followed, not as caramel like as most marzen styles, and the spice kept it from being bready. Rather why I thought it was a Festbier.
The feel, again, was more Festbier like than marzen like.
Oct 05, 2022
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