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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.4
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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.

3.2
Christpuncher (3251) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
heavy malt flavor on this oktoberfest beer. not my favorite style but well done. smells malty. had a t bottle pour at home. pours copper in color with a thick tan head. bitter finish.

3.2
Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2016
A little syrupy, very sweet. Slight nutty, slight spicy. Has a medium palate with a low carbonated beer. Nice beer for a end of day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
tgncc (3145) - 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.

3.6
DrnkMcDermott (3137) - 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!

3.9
Itzjerm (3124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2017
A strong marzen. But nice bready malty beer. Nose is fruity. Flavor is yeasty. Body is creamy. Wood is subtle but obvious. Nutty creamy marzen like well done. I would drink this or get this. Nice hop balance. Well done.

3.3
Niko100 (2994) - Chicago, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, fruit, and some spice; Warm finish; Nice.

3.2
drsordr (2868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle pour clear copper. Nose sweet malt and fall fruit, some yeast. Taste syrupy malt, hops show up as bitterness. Not much of the fruit you get in the nose showig up in the taste. Fairly bitter aftertaste

3.2
jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Medium amber body. Frothy off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, wood, caramel malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The raw grain taste is magnified by the oak. Notes of caramel and nuts.


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