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Barktoberfest - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | 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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Skott1123

Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.9%

04-14-2013 04:43:31 | More by Skott1123
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somalley26

Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.9%

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

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

06-13-2013 01:14:05 | More by DCH
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Kleez

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this for the first time. Early on in the season. I am a big fan of thirsty dog but they were always over shadowed by Great Lakes. This beer however has exceptional taste and is smooth. Its definately an ACE in the Akron brewery's deck. Worth having and going back for seconds

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2011 02:27:51 | More by Kleez
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks and smells precisely like Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest. Body is a bit light, but I cant knock it. Light orange with good carbonation and a lager head. The smell has loads of light grain with a good addition of caramel, but not too much. Spicy earthiness comes to mind, like ginger and nutmeg, but there's none in this beer. Great Lakes smells the same way.

Wow the taste is amazing. The balance of the slick sweetness and grainy earthiness is just amazing. Earthy grain really dominates, but what would be an awful aftertaste is cut off by a slick sweet caramel. I love it.

Feels light for the style, which is a great thing. I love how the grain and earthiness come on strong then fade into nothing behind waves and waves of sweet caramel malt.

Wow, Great Lakes lost a head to head lager battle. This is a first for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 01:10:44 | More by VncentLIFE
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Amalak

New York

4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.

A. Nice orangish/brown color, opaqueish, with a thick head a white lacing.

S. Bitter kind of pilsner scent.

T. Sensational. Burst of hop and followed by citrus. So flavorful. Leafy. Perfect oktoberfest.

On a separate note, the Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. has a VERY similar label to the Great Lakes Brewing Co. Not sure if they are affiliated, but I thought this was a GLBC beer when I got it.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 04:35:27 | More by Amalak
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a bold, clear amber with a thin head and lace that lasts. The aroma is of roasted malt, caramel, and bread crust. The flavor is complex with nuts, roasted malt, and toffee notes with a hint of honey in the background. The mouthfeel is medium and smooth. Thirsty Dog Barktoberfest is a very good brew, very drinkable and a good example of the style. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 01:55:52 | More by B967ierhunter177
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-13-2013 01:48:47 | More by thomscottson
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Maltyduo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

10-26-2012 03:26:27 | More by Maltyduo
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

09-17-2013 00:35:20 | More by rypkr
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-03-2012 07:14:39 | More by shockrocker65
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kautzmad


4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-31-2012 02:36:08 | More by kautzmad
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BCash

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

09-13-2012 05:31:29 | More by BCash
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-29-2012 20:31:04 | More by ejimhof
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

09-18-2013 21:11:12 | More by mikepcarney
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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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KFrank729

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

10-30-2012 23:40:08 | More by KFrank729
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CaptainHate

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought this as my contribution to a bunch of my buds who get together sporadically to listen to music and drink fine beer. There are over five local places which I frequent to fill up growlers and this at Whole Foods was easily the best value. I'm a big fan of Marzens and this had everything I was looking for. My fellow sots seemed to agree.

Great Lakes brewery has been regarded as the gold standard in local craft brews but Thirsty Dog has come a long way.

Serving type: growler

10-13-2013 04:54:19 | More by CaptainHate
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McNealc31

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The pour is surprisingly cloudy. Roasted malt and a hint of orange in the aroma. Very tasty! Full body, a lot of butterscotch followed by a touch of citrus sweetness. Hops provide a dry and slightly bitter finish.

Really yummy. Immediately one of my favorite Oktoberfests

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 00:55:37 | More by McNealc31
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mcallister

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like your average octoberfest. This one is slightly deeper in amber color with a dense half inch slightly off white head that fades into a sticky rings down to a thin topper.

Wonderful bready, cereal grain aromas. Caramel, and toffee with only a hint of earthy hop aromatics. A bit sweet in the aromatics.

Just a fantastic octoberfest in the flavor department. Bursnting with juicy melted caramel, and toffee. Butterscotch flavors very malty and cereal ridden. Full of fresh baked sweet breads with just enough hop to balance and keep things from being cloying. Thick, creamy, with good carbonation. Just delicious.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 22:25:44 | More by mcallister
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drzig


4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Dark brown - great Marzen color
Smell - Not too strong, sweeter malt
Taste - a little sweet with a great flavor
Mouthfeel - Carbontated with subtle flavors that stand out (sweet malt and caramel)
Overall - Great beer that is easy to drink. Will remind you of Oktoberfest and the fall to come. I am a big fan of Marzens and this is up there toward the top.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 23:47:11 | More by drzig
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jminch

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-13-2012 21:26:57 | More by jminch
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-18-2012 23:06:32 | More by mrosenfeld32
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-24-2012 03:04:31 | More by st9647v3
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twonder23

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-02-2013 00:18:59 | More by twonder23
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Barktoberfest from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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