Oktoberfest
Revolution Brewing

OktoberfestOktoberfest
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Style:
Lager - Märzen
Ranked #73
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,755
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 9.5%
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
552
From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  20
Gots
  85
SCORE
85
Very Good
OktoberfestOktoberfest
Notes: 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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Reviews by GuyFawkes:
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned 8/21/15; drank 9/7/15 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange/red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a fluffy eggshell head; minimal lace.

Sweet corn & buttered biscuit notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Sweet corn & buttered biscuit flavors up front; sweet caramel finish.

This crosses the line from sweet to cloying; syrupy. I've had my last.

Jun 15, 2019
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sweemzander from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip glass.

(A)- Pours a clear caramel colored amber-orange color. Produced some good off-white froth that stuck around for awhile before dissipating. Minimal lacing.

(S)- A nicely dry yet bread-like graininess meets the most subtle background sweetness in recent memory for an oktoberfest. Ever so tiny hint at a grassy hop-like aroma. The grainy yeast seems to be the predominant aroma.

(T)- I really dig the rustic nuttiness this has up front that is quickly followed by the great graininess and very subtle sweetness from the aroma. A great yeast component in the middle that really blends this beers whole profile together to make a really cohesive beer for the style. This succeeds where alot of oktoberfests fail; it is not overly sweet.

(M)- A great carbonation level. For an oktoberfest, this is quite smooth despite an ever present bready graininess. A mild sweetness balances well with the rustic nutty flavor this possesses. A superb balance for a style I have alot of love/hate experiences with.

(O)- I have not had many new Marzens this season so far, but I think this one really is a fantastic example of the style for me. Smooth, yet a good malt bill meets a nice rustic nutty graininess. Really digging alot of what Revolution is putting out and this is no different.

Oct 05, 2013
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UrbanCaveman from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can, poured into a shaker pint at ~40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a beautifully clear dark-honey amber, and forms a massively fluffy slightly off-white head that leaves lacing on the glass just by diminishing.

Smell: Glazed doughnut with pepper sprinkled atop,

Taste: Thick bread, sweet caramel, slight hints of toffee, white and black pepper, vague suggestions of earth and wood oils. A bit of a floral tinge at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium, and sharp.

Overall: I enjoyed this marzen. I would drink it again.

Sep 24, 2015
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drpimento from Wisconsin

3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice head, but more of an amber rather than traditional red (personally for this kind of beer, I prefer traditional). Aroma is caramel malt and hints of toast and hops. Flavor's similar to nose, on sweet side, good carbonation. Body's a bit thin. Good enough finish. An ok Okfest.

Sep 08, 2016
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jp32 from Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very auburn in color. Almost brown actually. Nice off-white cream colored head retention. At least nice for this style.

Aroma is malty and clean, with possibly some sweet fruity characters lying somewhere underneath.

Very good tasting oktoberfest. Caramel malts lead the flavor profile of a beer that is large and complex for its style. There are some fruity notes here and there, an herbal taste from the hops, and an overall sweetness interlaced throughout the flavors.

Wonderful crisp mouthfeel on a medium-bodied beer. This is the best oktoberfest I've had this year, and very likely the best I've ever had.

A supremely underrated beer of its style. Thanks Revolution!

Oct 14, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a large mug, the foam froths up, soapy bubbles rising towards the rim of the glass. Three fingers of foam and soapy lacing in the glass. Bright saturated orange amber color.

Aroma of toasted malt and vague noble hops.

Slight citrus flashes by, and the bready toasted malt base rolls through and lingers into the aftertaste. Toast, marmalade, lightly bitter noble hops in the aftertaste. Light to medium feel, easily drinkable. May not be the most traditional, but it tastes great.

Sep 18, 2013
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy copper; white head that fades and leaves nice retention. The aromas are full of breads and grains. It's pretty malty with hints of cocoa and caramel. Smells nice, but it's pretty subtle. The flavors seem to really match up with the aromas. Very grainy. Lots of caramel and butterscotch. Nice flavors, but they don't quite pop. Mouthfeel is very nice; medium-bodied; thick, fluffy and creamy; moderate carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's easy to drink.

This is a solid Oktoberfest. It's not bad, but it seems to get lost in the shuffle and almost seems forgettable compared to the other ones on the market, in my opinion.

Aug 24, 2013
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jimmy13 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jan 23, 2014
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AgentZero from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Brownish copper beer with a white head that that leaves some spots on the sides of the glass.

S - A lot of caramel, slight hint of butterscotch, bread, fruit.

T - A little bit lighter than I was expecting on the taste, but it's appropriately malty with caramel and some toffee taking the forefront. Finish makes me think a little of fructose corn syrup for some reason. Easy to drink.

M - Fairly light and crisp with good carbonation.

O - Drinkable, decent for the style. Can drink again with no complaints.

Sep 15, 2011
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Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Oct 21, 2014
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ssimpson89 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Nov 10, 2012
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Chris_Panos from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Dec 12, 2013
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thinwhiteduke from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Sep 23, 2013
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chillin from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 23, 2017
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krome from Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Sep 30, 2014
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jgunther71 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Sep 14, 2014
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vermilcj from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Sep 16, 2014
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mcrawford from Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 24, 2017
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zestar from California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jul 06, 2014
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Johnroby from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -5.3%

Nov 08, 2014
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RMelyon from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34%

Aug 17, 2013
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ititani from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Oct 23, 2013
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StoneTSR from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Copper in color with a slightly off-white head that foams up to about an inch, this lively looking beer plays its part as a gorgeous American-style Oktoberfest.

SMELL: The smell is not very intense, but it is pleasant with biscuit notes and an ever so slight roast on the caramel malt aromas.

TASTE: The caramel comes through very strong, making this a sweet, delightful treat. That said, a nice bready flavor finishes the beer off while a variety of fruit flavors dance around the whole beer.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied and very well balanced overall. Sweet to start with the perfect amount of drying towards the end. A very light tickle gives the beer an approachable character with a clean finish.

OVERALL: As always, great example of the style from Revolution.

Oct 09, 2014
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Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 11, 2016
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FreshHawk from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Sep 13, 2013
Oktoberfest from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 552 ratings