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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
As a brewery, we haven’t been brewing lagers for a while. This or that has kept us distanced from that world, but we’re dipping back in with a release that’s coming to you on Friday 10/28. You can expect a beer that’s much like an Octoberfest, with a sturdy malt frame, but cloaked under the cover of October’s timely neighbor, November. Come see us and take a drive through Lager Town

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3701) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Tasted blind: This is really an excellent festbier. It’s cloudy orange amber w/ a foamy head. It’s got a big floral hop nose. It’s nice and bitter, dry and slightly fruity. I’d say this is not perfectly style but it’s delicious so that’s good enough for this guy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1238) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2015
In a flight at Hackney’s Printers Row. Crackery, toasty malt. A bit earthy. Herbal dry finish. Pretty dry for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Pour is hazy dark amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of pale malt, biscuit, slight citrus, spice, and rye bread. Finish is malty and spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8821) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Bright herbal hops and biscuity cereals share the stage, as toastiness and bitterness slowly establish themselves on the palate. This is one fine lager, folks.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the shiny red.
-Hops possess the amazing ability to go beyond herbaceousness and explore oranges and cinnamon angles.
-Effervescence is soft, which leaves plenty of room for the delicate flavors to shine.
-Drinkability is very high, as the mouthfeel is crisp.
-This may be hoppier than your average German-made Festbier, but it works amazingly well here.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11889) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
A reddish copper lager with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, crisp biscuit malt with herbaceous grassy hops, light lemony notes, light mineral notes, nice. In mouth, nice crisp fruity biscuit malt with grassy hops, light grapefruit, nice herbaceous character, well done. Bottle at Revolution Milwaukee location.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
A solid if unspectacular Oktoberfest style beer. Well made, very sessionable. Reliable and done in a classic way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2451) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
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.

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