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Barktoberfest - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

185 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NJpadreFan on 10-17-2007)
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance - Pours a dark amber/copper color with a half inch thick head that lingers for a couple minutes. Leaves a very nice lacing.

Smell - Very sweet and malty, with feint hints of caramel and other aromas.

Taste - VERY sweet with caramel and brown sugar being the dominant flavors. It's also very bready. The hops come through stronger in the finish giving it a slightly bitter and floral taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - I can honestly say this Oktoberfest is unique compared to all the others I've tried. It's a little too sweet in my opinion, but it's still delicious.

02-21-2013 03:21:51 | More by jsisko01
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark brown/tan with foamy 1 inch head and lots of lacing.

Smell - Caramel malts, brown sugars, molasses, some malty pale malt like funk. Nut, roasty, and bready.

Taste - Very sweet and malty, with a light hop bite. Very caramely with lots of brown sugars and mollasses. A smoked, nutty flavor also stands out at the finish.

MOuthfeel - The sweetness hits tounge and palate and coats it with brown sugars. The caramel nutty malts stand out also. The finish is sweet and smokey.

OVerall - One of the sweetest octoberfests ive ever had. Its easy to drink but i dont think id want to many of these. Its a little out of balance with the high sweet flavors, the fruits and spices get buried rather easy. Its worth a try but not a great example for what a marzen can be.

09-02-2012 01:03:40 | More by wvsabbath
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-21-2014 01:53:53 | More by nstroup
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-20-2014 11:58:25 | More by whatname
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -9.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Light amber with 1 finger of head that fizzles out quickly. Excellent clarity with soda-like carbonation.

Nose
Bread, caramel, toffee, and candy sugar.

Taste
Malty niceness. Bready malts, caramel, candy sugar and a touch of toffee. Light kiss of earthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, crisp, and clean.

Overall
A decent Oktoberfest that doesn't necessarily stand out among the crowd.

08-18-2014 13:33:35 | More by justintcoons
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-16-2014 03:29:01 | More by MacStinson
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28%

08-15-2014 06:52:21 | More by IdrinkGas
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ksimons

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-15-2014 00:56:23 | More by ksimons
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Shawnadams330

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

08-14-2014 22:27:52 | More by Shawnadams330
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AllanPatchin1016

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-14-2014 02:22:56 | More by AllanPatchin1016
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-09-2014 16:48:58 | More by Doomcifer
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +6%

Pours a deep copper colored body with a nice two finger head. Light scents of whiskey, and a caramel biscuit. Solid malty goodness hits the palate with just enough hops to balance out the sweetness. Bursts of top notch crispy, caramel goodness. Very drinkable. Medium bodied but a heavy Oktoberfest than most versions today. True to the style. Deep and pretty rich. Great with spare ribs or barbequed anything. Nice and creamy and very smooth. It's a good one.

08-02-2014 21:33:32 | More by bigdeuce
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-01-2014 07:38:11 | More by zestar
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Arch578

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-30-2014 10:10:42 | More by Arch578
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somalley26

Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.9%

07-19-2014 02:55:10 | More by somalley26
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-15-2014 16:17:20 | More by Ohiovania
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psmith161

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-06-2014 17:27:38 | More by psmith161
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wellsnb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-06-2014 23:30:41 | More by wellsnb
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-19-2014 14:36:59 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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angeepangie

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-28-2014 00:55:51 | More by angeepangie
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Josbor11

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-13-2014 21:57:20 | More by Josbor11
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-08-2014 18:55:08 | More by WesMantooth
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-31-2013 17:36:21 | More by lucasj82
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

Clear medium amber pour with a red hue. Very nice head and lacing that lingers. Very slight nose of sweet caramel malt. Light medium body and well carbonated. The flavor profile is laid back, as a marzen should be. It has a very nice balance of caramel malt sweetness and flavor with just a hint of hop bitterness. The carbonation yields a crisp finish identical to the flavor profile. Thirsty Dog is becoming one of my favorite breweries. Another outstanding offering that is true to style.

12-27-2013 21:03:18 | More by tillmac62
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

12-25-2013 18:29:56 | More by ToddGingerich
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Barktoberfest from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.