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RATINGS: 115   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Tasted from a 12 ounce bottle. Poured a clear amber with a quickly dissipating white head. A solid Oktoberfest style lager. I found this in the back of my fridge. I wonder if it would've rated higher if I had rated one when I first bought them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Cubes comes through again. Deep copper body. Head hard to judge based on plastic cup. Aroma of sweet, toasty malt and grape-ish fruit. Bread crust flavor along with light toffee. Low hop flavor. Medium body with low-moderate carbonation. Malt forward with a lightly sweet finish. Overall pretty good, but now wowing. Somewhat too sweet and could use more balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (329) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2010
On tap at the Barley House in Algonquin. "Thick" for a lager, with velvety style malt that comes through in waves, with just the beginning of toast as you would expect from a Marzen. Hops in the distant background as you would expect. Due to the thicker body, I would only drink 2 in a session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sawbuck (325) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Nice aroma of caramel, raisin, bread and toffee. Light amber color with very thin head. Sweet, toasted caramel malt flavor first. Lingers a bit and then has a brief sour bitter bite on the end. Finishes a little off....but a nice offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
A: Red orange dark amber with white foamy head S: Like fall - toasty caramel malts - bread/yeast T: Follows the nose well - has maintained traditional Oktoberfest taste nicely M: Soft carbonation, good medium body O: A great Oktoberfest with one of the best palates of it’s style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thechasm442 (307) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 Fresh bottle to a three floyds pint glass. Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head and little lacing. Aroma is malts, caramel, grains, wood, and typical oktobefest spices. Taste is malty up front and rather sweet. Roasted malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, wood, and light smoke. Medium to thin mouthfeel and easy to drink. Decent oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours red orange and crystal clear with almost no head. Aroma is semi sweet malt and caramel, with a slight raisin character. Taste is oaky up front, with a caramel malt backbone, finishing like toffee. I like this a lot actually. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Newk (299) - - SEP 18, 2011
this was from draft. poured a nice dark copper color with good a good and foamy head. Nose was pretty good, but dominated by the oak tones on the beer. A more oaked atom smasher on the nose than I remember from last year. This also had tones of malts, blood oranges, and spice tones as well. Solid medium feel but with tones that are still fairly oak dominated. More oranges and malts, but behind some oak tones This was good, but I remembered last year’s to be better than this. It just wasn’t fully working for me and I’m glad I had it off tap rather than paying for a 6 pack

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
miyauchi38 (233) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 The faint aroma is a tad boozy and malty. The taste is pleasantly boozy, with malt, caramel, honey and oak. Pours almost flat. Not much bitterness. Not quite as robust as I’d like for an Oktoberfest beer. I’d like this better with more carbonation and a bit more grain gusto. The more I drink, the better it tastes.

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