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Revival Imperial Octoberfest | Revival Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
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32 Ratings
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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:
#19,343
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
32
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of jrhodes97
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A surprising marzen. It appears a little more on the golden side of a standard marzen, but the head fades a quicker leaving a small amount of lacing.

Aroma is underwhelming, with only hints of hop rather than a heady sweetness of this style.

Taste is more bitter than expected of a marzen. The hop leaves a smooth aftertaste but leavesg a heady and thick feel in the mouth. Being an Imperial Lager, this is where the heft makes itself most noticeable.

Overall it is quite drinkable, though is outside the model of a your usual Octoberfest lager.

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Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of soxandbeer
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of MikeC144
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Massbmx
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of bckayaalp
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JessxSpikes
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

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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Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of steve8robin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Burt
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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 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 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%

Photo of Proclarush
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of RichD
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of asafarc2
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of barroomhero1977
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Tamorin
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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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