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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4667) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
On tap at Revolution. Orange-brown color. Thin, steady head. Malty and rich. Very well done, manages to "imperialize" the style with getting sloppy or going overboard. Smooth caramel and doughy malt tones. Minimal to no hop tones. A great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Standard 12 oz longneck. OK label. Dull, medium brown beer with a foamy white head. Somewhat stale cereal malt aroma with some faint perfume-florality. Lightly sweet, nutty, cereal, toasty, woody notes. Woody astringency at times. Slippery mouthfeel, good effervescence. Nicely bitter finish. New Leaf Market.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4127) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draught at Dragon Kings Daughter in New Albany. Amber color. Caramel and toffee and a fairly amber taste. Lots of amber in this marzen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3998) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Aroma is caramel, mild/medium nuttiness and slightly musty. The flavor is toffee, light caramel, mild/medium sweetness, light fruit and a slightly bitter/tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3957) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours nearly clear, copper-brown. with a solid, off-white head.... Scent is a tacky-sweet, caramel... a bit sickly. Taste is heavy caramel with a bitter presence.... Alcohol is noticeable, .... a bit of spice and raisins., Not a typical Oktoberfest......active and bright. Just barely too sweet, though... otherwise, it’s a fabulous little beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours amber with small white head. Aroma Munich malts brown sugar, sweet bread. Flavors sweet bread, brown sugar, floral noble hop character, clean fermentation, classic marzen profile, vanilla, bit sticky sweet and perfect 4oz beer

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3804) - - DEC 23, 2013
Cloudy orange draft with nice tight white head. Not much aroma. Malty and bready flavors. Some estery fruits. Odd but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3711) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
This wasn’t billed to me as a Marzen, but I can see it now that you mention it. I did link this to German styles--I detected a little pork bratwurst spices, herbal and lightly floral. Malty, caramel notes predominate. Drinkable yet dull. Moderately syrupy. (on tap at Happy Gnome, St. Paul)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3480) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Deep reddish orange hugh with a slight cream colored head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma of toasted oak, toffee malts, a mild apple juice-like sweetness. A light bread and crackery malt. Flavor is nice, toasty, somewhat dry for the style. Some oak and fruit not typically found in the style. Pretty nice flavor. Lively carbonation, light to medium bodied. Finishes somewhat bitter. Pretty nice, I’m digging the light oak aging with this style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3414) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle courtesy of queenholly. Dimpled mug displays a cloudy amber color with a thick soapy white head. Aromas has notes of straw, malt, and a bit of minerals. The flavor is toffee and earthy hops with a slick/ oily texture. The label reads “aged in oak foudres” Well, I don’t smell or taste oak. I do taste the alcohol notes after the sip. When I read oak on a label, I want to taste it. I was excited for this but it leaves me flat.


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