Atom Smasher | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Atom SmasherAtom Smasher
BA SCORE
59.6%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 545 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
With a tip of our hat to our scientific neighbors we have created the innovative Atom Smasher. A hefty, full bodied lager reminiscent of marzen beers from days gone by.

Added by yeahnatenelson on 09-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,912
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
545
Liked:
325
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
13.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
72
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 545 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of SeymourDunn
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, amber color with a tight, white head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of oak and toasted malt.

Tastes of the sweet, toasted malts backed by the oak and a touch of hops. Malts lead off with sticky, sweet caramel and toasted bread. Brown sugar and a bit of nuttiness add next. Vanilla and woody oak notes come towards the middle before some earthy and herbal hops. Finishes fairly clean with a bit of lingering caramel.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done Oktoberfest

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Photo of AuntBea
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.83/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

2.83/5: Did it need to be almost 8%? I can feel its bite and the toasted caramel sweetness; oak doesn't really show up

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Photo of jkblr
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bb 12/19/17 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 7.7% ABV 22.6 IBU. The beer pours bright copper in color and an aggressive pour offers about one inch of khaki head. The head subsides quickly to a light ring around the mug and some paper thin film islands. The aroma is semisweet toasted bread. There may be a hint of alcohol in the nose as well. The taste is full with oaky notes front to back along with burnt sugar, caramel and a bit of booze. Mouthfeel is medium plus bodied, moderately carbonated, and moderately dry in finish. There is no perceived bitterness nor any cloying or overly sweet tastes. Overall, very good just for being unique. With a touch less booze and a drier finish, this beer could be really special. It's worth a try for fans of Oktoberfest beers and straight oak aged beers.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smutty33
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scootercrabb
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themegamancave
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mribbens
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsucks
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattknueven
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent copper color with a modest cap of off-white foam that soon dissipates. Aroma smells of a blend of caramel, butterscotch and toffee, along with hints of cherry, peat, and barrel.

The taste features a bite of peppery hops up front along with the aforementioned caramel, bread, and some apple peel--pretty much what you'd expect from an Oktoberfest, though perhaps slightly more aggressive than usual. The barrel is fairly subdued on the palate, lending a touch of wood to the middle and back. Alcohol is more present than I'd prefer toward the finish, which is uncharacteristic for the style. Medium body and carbonation make for a vibrant, creamy mouthfeel that works well.

Overall, this isn't the most delicate of Oktoberfests, but if you're in the mood for something with more gusto, this may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Best by 1/8/15"; drank 9/1/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Clear golden color.

Off-white head; decent lace.

Fresh bread, caramel & mild raspberry nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & pickle juice flavors; fairly unpleasant.

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Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Atom smasher Oak aged oktoberfest style lager
L: light orange brown on the light side for the style with a head that dissipates to a small foamy ring.
S: Not a whole lot going on here but oak and grain are present overall muted.
T: Oak think chardonnay followed by a lightly malty sweet roasted gain flavor just enough hops for a clean clean finish.
F: Medium fullness with average carbonation nothing really stands out here
O: This is an OK Marzen with a very subtle twist thanks to the oak. So for me it is average, I honestly rather have a plain marzen. But if oak is your thing give it a try.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walnut
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Atom Smasher from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 59.6% out of 100 with 545 ratings
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