Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Revolution Oktoberfest

The Stats
Style: Marzen/Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.7%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 3.77/5
- Untappd: 3.68/5
- RateBeer: 3.42/5

"Classic German-style Oktoberfest Lager that goes down smooth with a pleasant, toasty, malt flavor. The addition of traditional German Magnum and Hersbruker hops provide a crisp balanced bitterness and spicy/earthy aroma to round out this robust beer."

Pours out rusty orange/copper in color with a transparent body and two fingers of white head.

This has a generic, watered-down lager scent with some wet grass and hay. I'm picking up some wet grain and cereal too, but there's a a decent toasty quality that I like.

The taste yields some flavors that were absent from the aroma. I'm getting lots of apples on this and even some citrus and orange. The taste still retains a lot of that barnyard and wet hay from the aroma, but I think it add a funky quality to the beer that I am enjoying. I must say there is almost a smokey, tobacco flavor going on, but it plays off of the toasted notes I got from the aroma. A subtle spice kick with black pepper rounds out the flavor profile with more of the oat and cereal taste on each finish.

Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. It is as easy to drink as you'd expect for 5.7% and the hefty amount of flavors make it easy on the palate.

Things started off shaky with Revolution Oktoberfest, but it finished strong. This has a surprising amount of complexity for the style which alone makes it worth a look if you see it at your local store.


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