Atom Smasher by Two Brothers
Available at Wise Guys for 11.99/6 pack for a limited time
Beer Style Octoberfest/Marzen: In the earlier days of brewing beer it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer, (due to spoilage from hotter temps) so brewing ended in March. (Marzen) This beer was refrigerated and the style was condusive to that. Lots of malt flavor. The twist on Atom Smasher is its also aged in French Oak Foudres.
Appearance: Reddish- copper, with 2 inch head that fades quickly.
Aroma: Malt, toast, wood, alcohol
Mouth-feel: Smooth at first with a drying finish
Taste: The standard Octoberfest malt hits first then the wood from the oak finishes with strong alcohol. There is some tartness present as well.
Overall: This is a great variation of the Octoberfest style. Very flavorful, with marzens being a lighter style, the oak aging has a significant positive impact on the beer. ABV = 7.7% IBU = 22.6
Atom Smasher is one of my all time favorites.