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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
A decent Oktoberfest but nothing really special. Dark orange appearance with a decent head. Sweet and malty in the taste and a bit musty in the nose. Tried with Nick and Matt in Chicago in 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3333) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Traded bottle (almost bought this at JJ’s too). Pretty nice fest beer overall. Pretty sweet malt forward and then finishes with a light hop bitterness. Fine with me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
On tap at Revolution. Pours a cloudy, brighter orange-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is slightly sweet with a touch of caramel, some darker fruits, a hint of oak, and a very light toast. Flavor is similar. Sweeter up front with some darker fruits giving off a touch of syrup. A light caramel with a touch of oak and toast in the middle. Gets a bit chewy and bready in the sweetness towards the end as the oak and toast grows just a tad along with a light hopping. Dry and somewhat sweet with a very light, but balancing bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent Oktoberfest. A bit sweet with a light caramel, bready toast, oak, and darker fruit although it is well balanced with a somewhat sweet finish and light bitterness. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2015
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, best before 1/13/2015. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light oak, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light oak notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light oak, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light oak, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malts, earthy hop, and light oak flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors as well with minimal esters present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light oak flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3019) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with minimal head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, and hops. Mostly caramel and toasted malt flavor with some hops. Decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Tap at Stags Head, NYC. The aroma is vegetable, caramel bozy. The appearance is hazy amber, white head. The flavor is toast, caramel, oak, booze. Medium in body. Decent, a little strange for this style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Typical marzen. Heavy on the malts and slightly sweet. The oak aging does give it just a hint of something special, but not enough to make it awesome. Overall, it’s just ok.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
$3.50 cold bottle at Freikoten. Deep amber color with a bit of a hazy, thin head. Note of apple juice when placed within "nose shot." Closer in, I smell the Vienna malt, and an edge of yeast (this is, after all, from their oak foudre). Nice deep malts, tending more toward sweet than hoppy. A note of spice and yeast; likely a few bugs coming in from those wooden aging barrels. Some toasted biscuit and, yes, some roast squash. Yes, an all-around autumn beer!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2010
From notes. Tasted from bomber bottle at Lush West Town. Pours clear amber orange with a thin white head that leaves a very thin collar. The nose is fairly non-descript with a hint of malts and spices peeking through. The flavors are mostly malt with some sweetness and a hint of bitterness. The body is medium plus with light carbonation and a medium sweet and malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2012
On tap at Happy Gnome. Pours a golden color with white head. Grainy, malty aromas and flavors.


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