DuffMan (6901) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared around the table at Revolution Brewpub. Compared to Revolution’s Oktoberfest on tap, this had less malt impact and a drier finish. Still a nice fall dark lager, and kudos for cool label art.
ARH (486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber poured into a shaker. The aroma is a strong combination of dough, hay, and barnyard aromas with a light spice undertone. There’s also a notable grain quality with some orange zest late. A faint cat pee aroma looms in and out throughout the drink. It pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a frothy, soft, off-white head that leaves some puffy lace on the glass. A good, thick, puffy head is retained with puffy / chunky islands floating on its surface. The taste is a medium bitter with a medium light sweetness. The oily and sticky beer has a medium body with a light prickly carbonation. There’s noticeable bread toast and roasted grains on the mouth with some cereal qualities as well. It finishes with a grainy and grassy touch as well as a hint of orange peel - all of which have a mellow lingering in the aftertaste. It’s slightly dry with a touch of astringency.
Barnoloid (222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid if unspectacular Oktoberfest style beer. Well made, very sessionable. Reliable and done in a classic way.
Christpuncher (1254) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
an average beer at best. not a fan of lagers, but this one is slightly better than the rest. bitter, dry and hard to swallow. had a draft pour at half acre taproom. reddish in color with a tan head.
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich orange/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some floral hops; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel/toffee, hops, grain, and some spice; Nicely balanced; Solid.
arminjewell (6294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy red pour with wheat, aroma brought notes of caramel, biscuit, bread, hints of spice, slight earth, hints of grain, touch of grassy notes in there as well. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, dough, some earth into caramel, toffee, some red fruit, finishing sweet, slightly dry.
anders37 (16942) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.
crossovert (7608) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hard to call thsi a marzen, it is a clean lager with almost no character whatsoever.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My second favorite from my visit to the tap room. Big nutty taste followed by a burst of piney hops. Great fizz to it as well. Growler worthy.
kaser (2901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange pour from tap at half acre. Bland but good. Basic. Mild grain and earth taste.