crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A suprisingly well-done maerzen form the US. No diacetyl, beatiful layers of sweet, bready malt, and a facefull of noble hops, but properly executed.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. We had a keg of this bad boy for our Homebrew club Oktoberfest. Pours a very attractive burnished bronze with fluffy offwhite head. Nose is toast, crisp notes of wheat bread and beer. Crisp hop notes. Text book take on the style, fermentation is super clean. Good body and CO2 levels. Revolution is definitely doing the right things...
ryecatcher (766) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, copper-amber color, little in the way of head or lacing. Nose is malt, bread and almost a pie spice aroma (reminiscent of some holiday ales). Really nice mouth, with some caramel and bread, light hops bitterness. Finishes pretty clean with a lingering slight bitter note. A very nice example of a Märzen. The RBC beers are Batting .1000 for me so far. ;-)
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good representation of a Marzen. I really liked the aroma and the way this beer looked in the glass. Medium on the hops but lots of nice spice notes. Pretty clear bronze color with a smallish white head and some lacing. Taste is where it really shines. Lots of caramel, toffee, bread, and some other spices that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but where tasty and unique. Maybe some coriander and even some other stuff comes through as it warms a bit in your glass. I will definitely buy more of this and savor it through October. I love these guys.
jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich deep copper, bronze and amber coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, nuts, earth, hop bitterness, caramel and a bunch of nuts. Medium-bodied; Dense, chewy, pungent malt notes throughout with a deep sweetness and alcohol flavour right behind. Aftertaste shows a lot of complexity and a very strong malty note with a nut and earth bite that lasts quite a while. Overall, a nice and potent beer with no flavours lacking - a strong beer, but good in nearly every way! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Binny’s in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 20-December-2013.
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice oktoberfest, especially to battle against the proliferation of pumpkin beers. Lots of bronze golden color. Earthy, malt flavors.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can into dimpled mug; no canning date, but from 2013. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, herbal, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, floral, pear, apple, herbal, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, herbal, floral, pear, apple, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a fair amount of yeast esters with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest style. All around good balance and robustness of malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
demmbonz (512) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is probably the most ’german tasting’ of all the Oktoberfests I’ve had from the USA. Very much tastes like a classic german okto with a malty and bready taste and some bitterness. Very impressed.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am only recently starting to like Oktoberfest beers more. This beer is a great example of what Oktoberfest should be. Pours copper with an off white head. Crisp flavor, nice sweet malt. Clean and easy to drink. I could have this stuff year round.