Revolution Oktoberfest

Illinois
United States
Revolution Beer Oktoberfest Lager
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A classic German-style Oktoberfest beer that goes down smooth with a pleasant, toasty malt flavor. 100% German malts create a supple and flavorful base for this traditional Oktoberfest lager. Our 2015 version is brewed with a hop called Hallertau Gold, grown on only one farm in the whole of Bavaria to deliver a hop profile which is both classic and unique at the same time.

 

Profile

ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
25
Hops: 
Hallertau Gold
Malts: 
Pilsner, Vienna, Carared, Munich
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

You have to love this time of year. The nights start to get cooler, the leaves begin to change, and, most importantly, Oktoberfests begin coming out of the woodwork. Unfortunately, this easy-drinker could use a bit more work towards style. It pours a light amber, reminiscent of orange blossom honey, with great clarity and an off-white head that sticks around. Out of the glass comes toasty, bready malt with light rich melanoidins and a sweet, sugary aroma in the finish. The flavor has low bitterness with faint, spicy, noble-esque hop characeristics along with some traits similar to the aroma. You get more of the toasty bready malt up front in the flavor, but it's overshadowed by an even more exaggerated sweetness of burnt sugar & dates. These sweet notes are what keeps it from being exemplary of the style, but it still remains an enjoyable brew all the same.