Oktoberfest | Revolution Brewing

BA SCORE
66.5%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 478 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,298
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
478
Liked:
318
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
9.55%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
72
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into dimpled mug; no canning date, but from 2013. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, herbal, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, floral, pear, apple, herbal, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, herbal, floral, pear, apple, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a fair amount of yeast esters with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest style. All around good balance and robustness of malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper color, good clarity, couple fingers of head with modest retention. Aroma is grain / malt - toasted and buttered bread, nuttiness of toasted seeds / grains. Some generic spice. A bit sweeter taste than expected. Solid but for Chicago I'd take the Metropolitan version.

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Photo of DrBier
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid. Quite true to style.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/6/2016 at Flynn’s in Mansfield, MA, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, honey, fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with strong flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by some mildly sweet flavors of caramel, fruit and honey. The hops presence is decent for the style and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid O-fest beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kegatron
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Slatetank
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to August for bringing this canned offering back from Chicago for me. I enjoyed this from the can in a willybecker chilled.

The color is slightly dark amber with good clarity and thick white head with fine bead and good retention in general. I like the way this smells definitely has a munich type toasted malt aroma which works great with the yeast which augments the spice in the hops. Mouthfeel is very good perhaps a little spicy but the malt quality is very nice without too much sweetness and a gentle toasted quality with nice carbonation and mostly dry finish.

This is a very good Festbier, a nice lager in the German style. I enjoyed the malt profile which is bready without an abundance of sweetness the toasted flavor is balanced by a spiced hop profiled which adds to the complexity with a refreshing dry finish. Overall I recommend this to those who like Marzens it is a good take on the style.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Somehow, this is my first Revolution beer from the bottle. Go figure. It pours a clear copper-tawny topped by a finger of dirty off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light honey, light rye toast, mild spicy and earthy hops, and a tiny touch of deep fried chicken skin (...yeah, this is what came to mind...I dunno...). The taste brings in more of the same, though the hops are slightly stronger and lean a bit more floral now, and a pinch of black pepper is tossed in absentmindedly. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a nice, solid O-Fest, nothing spectacular or eye-opening, but something I could easily have a couple of beneath a tent at some big party of some kind...

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Oktoberfest from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 66.5% out of 100 with 478 ratings
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