Oktoberfest | Revolution Brewing

491 Ratings

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by weatherdog on 09-20-2010

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Ratings: 491 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Trooper92292
4.89/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A great beer for beerfest.

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Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.8/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ffshore545
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Brad7132
4.64/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of taters21
4.64/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful blood red with lively carbonation and a dissipating head.
Smells like vanilla coke, caramel, malt, banana, and stories untold.
Taste is phenomenal, with toffee, caramel, bready malt, then followed by a grassy hop, lovely.
Mouthfeel is moderately thick, creamy, with perfect carbonation.
Overall, this is a stellar Oktoberfest beer, and I will search it out again and again, blew me away.

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Photo of saperez59
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jp32
4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
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!

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Photo of Mattd131
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Rosquin
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Nachos4two
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of acehart1
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BuzzFee
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of knepper
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of server222
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mecummins
4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of RichieSledz
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Love to drink it.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can dated 08-19-2016

Pours clear amber orange with a creamy frothy off-white foam head. Smells like fresh apple, toasted bread crust, mild caramel, pear, grape, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like toasted bread crust, light caramel, some apple, mild pear, grape, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth, crisp and dry with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice Oktoberfestbier.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oktoberfest brewed by Revolution Brewing, with an ABV of 5.70% This Oktoberfest pours out a nice deep golden amber color with a small white head. There is also some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass. The smell is rich with grains , malts and Carmel sweetness. You do pick up on some mild hop bitterness in the smell of this Oktoberfest. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with a bitter sweet grains , malts, and hops. This is a nice bold Oktoberfest brew. The body of this brew is a solid medium. There is a lot going on in this Oktoberfest. This brew goes nice with the season. There is nothing overpowering about Oktoberfest brewed Revolution Brewing, it has a super nice balance to it. This is what an Oktoberfest should be, nice color, great flavors, and good drinking. The mouth feel Oktoberfest is Bold, Rich, Smooth, Clean, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this Oktoberfest a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.Revolution Brewing, did a real nice job with this Oktoberfest brew.

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Photo of Nimbus_
4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a clear tangerine color with very little haze. About a finger of foamy white head.

Smell: Somewhat mild, but pleasant. Good notes of biscuit and fruit. I smell apple, pear, maybe a little grapefruit, and bready malts.

Taste: Immediately I notice flavors of sweet and bready malts. A little bit of caramel too. Finishes with the fruit flavors that I initially expected from the aroma: apple, pear, and grapefruit. This beer is very delicious.

Feel: Very mild carbonation combined with the sweet flavor makes this a pretty crisp, refreshing beer. A little dry on the finish, but still session-able.

Overall: Very impressed with this brew. I can see myself drinking through a few of these in a sitting and not get tired of the taste and enjoying every sip.

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Photo of Hrodebert
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a stein.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a lot of bubbles. Big three finger off white head that settles down into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A toasty and sweet malt forward aroma with a scent of caramel and biscuit. Toasted malt with a scent of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, and nuts with some yeast. Hints of floral and earthy hops. Hints of sugar as well. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and fairly sweet malt forward taste with notes of caramel and biscuit. Toasted barley malt with notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, and nuts along with yeast. Subtle earthy hop bitterness. A little candied sugar sweetness. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a Marzen. Good caramel malt sweetness.

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Photo of Le_HopHead
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed right out of a chilled 12oz can, so I can't comment on the look.
Aroma and flavor are exactly what I expect, caramel, bread, and a hop reminder.
Perfect creamy mouthfeel balanced with a lingering, but dry finish.
A well crafted marzen.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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