Atom Smasher | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Atom SmasherAtom Smasher
BA SCORE
3.75/5
552 Ratings
Atom SmasherAtom Smasher
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:
#21,353
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
552
pDev:
12.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 552 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rjk00
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not really a true marzen but a pretty good beer.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpdKilz
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of cathomae
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No, its not a good example of a traditional marzen, but its a unique take and the oak aging adds an interesting mellowing to the beer that is enjoyable.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Acforster2
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcotom
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thornburyslasher
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jp32
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Copper in color, no head retention.

Smell: Caramel malts and charred oak with subtle hops floating around in the background.

Taste: Toasted caramel malts with a certain nuttiness. Very lightly hopped.

Feel: Slick, and relatively big-bodied for a marzen, which I find a good thing.

Overall: Very good stuff. I'd try again.

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Photo of Commandophile
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 773-F-I-B
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlakeAM
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly better than an average, if excluding the Bavarians. Of the 25 American O-fests I've Had, Atom Smasher is in the middle third. While I've probably had Atom Smasher three years in a row, it could improve by having hops that let the sweetness finish stronger. As is, this O-fest finishes too dry.

It is good of Two Brothers to make the effort to age this in oak, but milder hops in the boil will give the sweet malts a chance in a season that is, frankly, sweet. In the harvest, farmers get paid.

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

Photo of firkingroovin
4.65/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Riik3
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Atom Smasher from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 552 ratings
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