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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (1937) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Copper with light, beige, head / Sweet nose of spun sugar and malt / Medium body, malty and sweet, cloying, very low carbonation and hopping / Flavors of spun sugar and cooked fruit / Not true to the style, and ignoring that, not a very good beer.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
A rather potent and heavy version of an Oktoberfest. Very nice but nothing you would throw back a lot of. Serving: Bottle

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pint pour @ Fountainheads. Dark orange with an off beige head and lace. Taste is caramel, toasty malt, slightly citric. The bitterness develops nicely. Finish is lingering and decent. Overall not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
This was decent but a bit underwhelming in taste. Poured a light orange like color. Some roasted malt and hops.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1517) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
orange color, small off white head, some lace. nose is malty, caramely, yeasty, touch of dry fruit. i found the flavor a bit unbalanced with some notes of bitter fruit. medium bodied, dry finish. a little muddled to my palate, but inoffensive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1462) - 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.


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