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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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With a little tip of the hat to our scientific, pioneering neighbors we created the innovative atom smasher limited run artisan beer. A heft, full-bodied lager reminiscent of Marzen beers from days gone by. However, this beer is aged in our oak foudres to add a complexity unmatched by the imported version of Oktoberfest beers today. Just add Ledersosen!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear brownish color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1515) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Hazy dark orange color with a small tan head. Aroma of bready malts and a little caramel. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, pretty drinkable. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2010
On tap. Copper in color. Very light aroma. Flavor is caramel and light fruitiness, with a slightly bitter finish. Fairly enjoyable for its style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4885) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bomber before the Zips game, and my fourth of the day, so take this rating for what it’s worth. Lovely nose, Munich malt and caramel. Pours fiery orange with a beige sudsy head. Taste is overly sweet. Thin-medium body, well-hidden alcohol. Nothing but malt, which is fine for style. Really, really good malt, but in the end, a little too sweet/unbalanced. Still, yummy, want more!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2010
22 oz bottle from Binnys (Willowbrook, IL). Pours a glowing murky brownish amber, some fiery glow, reddish sunset orange. A frothy smaller offwhite head, laces small, dies to a nice film. Aromas are malty off the bat, toffee and biscuits, caramel, toasty, biscuits, bread, a touch of applesauce, a touch of that telltale light oaky vanilla. Faint floral hopping with a touch of spice, simple and maybe a little vague. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, sweeter on the palate, with bread, toast, dough, apple sauce, a touch of spiciness. Crisp and sweet, a bit too sweet for me as it gets a little cidery within the bread, toast, and biscuits aspect. Light oaky vanilla tannins Faint spice grows on the backend, touch of warmth from the alcohol. Ok, but a bit sweet overall for the body it’s pushing

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1461) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Pours a deep copper color with a light red hue. Modest white head that fades down fast. Aroma has a mild caramel, light grainy sweetness, very light smoke/woodiness but it reminds me more of a very heavy toasted maltiness. Hop presence, even though the label says 22.6 IBU, is pretty subdued mainly due to the heavy toasted malt presence. Flavor has an early hop spiciness but this quickly fades to a slight soured malt middle with some apple and grainy sweetness ending with a good toasted malt presence. Body is pretty hefty for the style but the carbonation is pretty low lending a slight oily texture. Overall a decent Oktoberfest but not stylistically true. A bit strong in the malt and hops flavors than what you tend to see in the style. Balance favors the malt tones as they come a bit more prominent in the sweetness. Woodiness in this, as with their other foudres brew, is very subdue and almost non-existent.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Sample at the Oktoberfest tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 9/23/10. Clear amber pour with a thin beige. Malty nose with some alcohol and a bit of tartness. Malty flavor with some tart fruit and a thin finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bomber. Pours deep golden with a creamy beige head. Aroma of honey, and caramel, sweet malts, toffee and candyish. Toasted bread and a bit cookie like. Flavor is very sweet, a bit of oak and a lot of honey, so sweet and candy like. Finishes a bit on the bland grainy side, and a creamy toffee richness. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. I actually like the idea of an oak aged oktoberfest, it is just too sweet and a bit cloying to be elite for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Pour is deep hazy copper with a subtle off white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma is dried sour cherries and malt and wood. Taste is sugary malt and wood with some carmel as well. Palate is slick and sticky with minimal carbonation and finishes dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Bomber. Pours a somewhat murky ruby orange with a small fine white fizzy frothy head. At first I thought I really liked the aroma but now I’m picking up some things I don’t like so much, nice warming nutty caramelly gassy munich malt bit of alcohol, the negative is this acidic like red apple vinegary thing. First taste is hot, boozy, soft dull sweetness, bit of tartness, stale caramel, musty woodiness, quite a bit of bitterness in the finish, chalky astringent, leaves a candied taste lingering but definitely isn’t overly sweet. Medium bodied, soft fine fizzy carbonation, feels fairly flabby and flat. 3.1 [rerate 2014 bottle, really enjoying this now, great marzen!]


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