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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Mahogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is not much. Taste is a light caramel malt. Ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (519) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Poured from 12 ounce can purchased at Delhi Liquor Store (fka One Stop Party Shop), tasted on October 26, 2014. Slightly cloudy amber hue, moderate toasted malt/sugary nose, smooth toasted malt flavor--not much hoppiness but what’s impressive about this beer is that it has none of the harshness/off flavors found in lesser examples of the style. It doesn’t have the depth of flavor of Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest but I’m giving it the same score. Really nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2015
Can from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Good roasty nose, some tropical fruit, caramel. Medium amber color, thin tan lace. Roast malt initial, a little burst of chocolate and berries, cake dough, and light final hop bitterness. Thin-medium body. Pleasant. Somewhat surprising flavors in mid palate. Tasty enough but not really special.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4391) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Very slightly sweet honey aroma. From a can this has a really nice sparkling pour with a big head. Looks a orangish pale lager. Taste is quite strong but it seems to have lots of that fest feel to it. Could have a few more manners. A little bit medicinal, you can tell this stuff is 6% +. So they make fest beer year round now? OK, so be it, technology can do everything, we are so smart, heheh. Yessir, goes down pretty easy but that little kick keeps reminding you that it a higher % beer. OK overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3181) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Sample, 4 ounces, draught, drunk at Revolution Brewing - Milwaukee Avenue, trip to Chicago, savoured on September 27 2014; eye: coppery, clear, tiny ring of off-white head, light lacing; nose: malt, sugar, slight fruity; mouth: malt, sugar, slight fruity, light acridness, malty finale with acrid presence, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 4 onces, en fût, bue chez Revolution Brewing - Milwaukee Avenue, voyage à Chicago, savourée le 27 septembre 2014; œil : cuivrée, limpide, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, légère dentelle; nez : malt, sucre, très léger fruité; bouche : malt, sucre, très léger fruité, légère âcreté, finale maltée avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : correct

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8991) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a clear copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of burnt malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours clear amber with sticky lacing. Mild aroma is a little musky with earth and baking spice notes. Palate is medium-full with a musky caramel flavor. Good structure and a nice finish. Very good for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7400) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap @ the brewpub. This years batch is 5.7%. Light copper/deep gold. Fruity caramel aroma and flavour, hints of chocolate, moderately sweet with excellent malt structure and a nice hoppy finish. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Distinct in this style for its balanced caramel malt and lack of overall sweetness, gaining subtle brown sugar elements and finishing with understated hops. Well-balanced through the medium length.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pour is dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of bready dough, light caramel, herbal hops, rye spice, and soft pretzels. Finish is slightly more spice/hop.


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