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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Our first lager beer is brewed to the classic German style. Back in the day, brewers released this stronger beer to celebrate the start of fall brewing after hot summers. Now that we have high-tech refrigeration systems we brew all year, but still enjoy drinking Oktoberfest as the temps start to cool.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Superb example of a balanced and thoughtful Oktoberfestk Marzen. A nice strong beer for fall and beyond, with a nice hit of spices on the nose and a caramel finish. A great local Chicago beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3014) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Can pour. Clear copper with a white head. The aroma has some fruity and some carrot cake qualities. The taste is somewhat sweet, but remains earthy. Lighter body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Not my style of beer. Very strong malt flavor and smells like a lager. Slightly sweet finish. Pours deep orange in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopmelt (195) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pours mostly cleat light amber, slight thin head, good lacing. Aroma toasted malt, caramel, slight fruity, slightly floral. Taste very rich malty, sweet, toasty, slight caramel, fruity and floral, almost very slight pineapple juice. Mouthfeel medium-full body medium carbonation, clean lager feel, sweet finish. Overall very nice beer for style, one of the best American versions I’ve had, may be a bit too sweet though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3311) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Draft 9/16/14 (The Town)-Pours a clear copper with a decent sized head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and slight hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced but a little light in the flavors. Not my favorite style but decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Six pack of cans from weiland’s in columbus Ohio. Revolution Oktoberfest is a dark copper brew with a thick head of tan foamed big bubbles. Nose is crisp malt and generous hops. Taste is medium malty with a decent tang of hop over the top. hints of daramel. a very nice beer. good example of the marzen style but refined. very nice oktoberfest beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
This is a decent Oktoberfest that’s quite drinkable at the expensive of being a little light on flavor. It is a clear orange color w/ a small white head. It’s nose is nice and malt--mostly caramel--w/ a hint of floral hops. Taste is on the light side but w/ a similar and pleasant balance of malt and hops as is in the nose. This is a medium bodied beer, just slightly sweet w/ fine but vigorous carbonation. It finishes crisply w/ some lemon zest and sugar lingering on the tongue. This is actually on the strong side for an Oktoberfest, I’d say, but it drinks like a much lighter beer, which is a nice change of pace for a style that is frequently oversweet and heavy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (312) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Ok, admittedly not my favorite style of beer here, but Revolution is awesome so here goes anyway. Fresh can dated August 17th poured into a pub glass. The beer pours a clear copper with a finger of off white head and not much lacing. Aroma is malty up front. Caramel, toffee, and hay are all pretty strong. There is kind of a burnt caramel smell there too. Nice. Immediately the beer has a strong toffee, burnt brown sugar, caramel flavor. There is a lot of big bread flavors..something like a dark rye and a grassiness as well. The beer sticks around on your tongue and roof of your mouth for a while isn’t too heavy. I could drink quite a few if the mood was right. Overall a very nice surprise as I am not a huge Oktoberfest fan. Revolution did it right.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Revolution Oktoberfest Revolution, brought to you by the Department of Redundancies Department. Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a clear orange with a small off-white head. Notes of sweet and caramel and toasty malts, grass, straw, mild spice, and crackers. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Maybe a bit highly rated within the style, because it struck me as a fairly average example. Not bad, just fine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (124) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Incredibly smooth beer here. Great flavor from a great brewery. One of the top Oktoberfest beers out there would get this almost every time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Can poured into pint glass (US sized). This is a very solid Oktoberfest lager. Slight head on the pour which ends up dissipating. Surprisingly minimal in carbonation, which allows some of the flavor to come out in a smoother body. So not a bad thing, in essence. Has a heavy bready, lager yeast feel here with a slight toffee note in there. A good beer for when the weather turns to Fall.


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