Revival Imperial Octoberfest | Revival Brewing Co.

Revival Imperial OctoberfestRevival Imperial Octoberfest
BA SCORE
3.83/5
32 Ratings
Revival Imperial OctoberfestRevival Imperial Octoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revival Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
revivalbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
King of the Night Creatures, and all things sweet and sticky, this bitter sweet Imperial-style fest-bier is a beer fit for creatures of the night. Brewed with ambition and honed to break style guidelines, this beer demands respect of it's court and rules the taste-buds of it's subject's with and balanced hand.

Added by TheManiacalOne on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,007
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
32
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of PrimScrewhead
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sean Larkin continues to prove he's the Neil Peart of Brewmasters.

This is an Oktoberfest with a bit of an attitude.

A: Beautiful honey color
S: Pleasant caramel and malt
T: Sweet and malty at first, a touch boozy in the middle and finishes with a crisp hoppy bite.
M: Like the girl next door in a dirndl , medium bodied and will go down easy on a fall afternoon.
O: I really dig this beer and it's what every American Oktoberfest should strive to be.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of smcnulty1981
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: golden orange in color with about 2 fingers of a white head that fell off fairly quickly with a little bit of lacing

S: very malty with a hint of caramel and some lager yeast notes

T: very malt forward with a bit of bread finishes with bit of hop bitterness rounding out very nice no alcohol

M: medium very true to the style fairlY effervescent with a really nice finish

O: great example of an Oktoberfest or marzen style with a bit of kick from some hop bitterness great balance of malt and hops

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 11/19/2011 at Julian’s in Providence, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, spices, some hops and a touch of fruit.

T: The taste starts out very bready with a hearty malt character and lager yeast. Then some mildly sweet flavors of fruit, caramel and spices come in. The hops presence is decent for the style and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

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

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is nice solid flavorful beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Mikecap
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Medium amber gold with a thin whitish head that fades to a nice spotty lacing.

Smell: Bready malts and nice hop aroma with a bit of spice. Nice piney hops and a some citrus as well.

Taste: Hoppier than expected with a traditional marzen flair. Nice earthy components and bready character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp, would be perfect on an Autumn day. Drinks well with perfect carbonation.

Overall: A fantastic oktoberfest despite the fact I'm drinking it a bit out of season. Worth a try if you can get it!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Tamorin
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of abraxel
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 7, courtesy of ShogoKawada. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Slightly hazy, orangey-straw-yellow, with around a finger of head that quickly subsides into a thin film, but never disappears. A touch of lacing.

S - Smells like grainy malt and some clean bittering hops. It's a pretty simple, subtle aroma -- I'm thinking an all-malt pale lager? It's not particularly exciting, but it's definitely pleasant.

T - Similar to the smell; a very simple, slightly dry malt backbone with a bit of clean bitterness as the only hop contribution. There's definitely more flavor than I'd expect in an adjunct lager (still thinking all-malt lager, maybe a non-authentic pilsner, who knows), but it's still pretty subtle.

M - Thin-to-medium mouthfeel, with a bit of a carbonation bite.

Overall, I enjoyed this. I'm guessing it's an American pilsner.

Non-blind thoughts:
This definitely did not seem like an oktoberfest, but it was still a pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of Axle
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

It was a dark beer full bodied with a bitter taste almost like a IPA. I was expecting something a little smother but it was very good. Different by very good. I recommend a pairing of something salty to go with it. All and all I say if you like IPA's with a little hint of pumpkin spice. Go for it.

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Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Kamahl16
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xnicknj
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into taster

Pours a clear brilliant golden orange color with little head. Filmy collar with a few traces of lacing.

Toasted grain, sweet caramel and bread crust in the nose. Malty and lightly sweet with a hint of warmth.

Leafy hops, hint of pear and citrus. Caramel, bready sweetness on a sturdy backbone. Toasted grains, bread crust and a snap of warmth on the finish.

Fuller medium body, well carbonated, crisp and clean on the tongue. Solid, drinkable, refreshing marzen with a slightly boozy kick - I'd be interested in trying more from these guys.

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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeC144
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Revival Imperial Octoberfest from Revival Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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