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Barktoberfest - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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very good

218 Ratings

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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

wellsnb, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

RusImpStoLuv, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

angeepangie, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

WesMantooth, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

lucasj82, Dec 31, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

tillmac62, Dec 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ToddGingerich, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

RJ32S, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MonicaC, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Zanico, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

A: Orangish pour, no head formation. Light spacious rise of carbonation within an otherwise clean visible clarity. Prefer a bit more head character per style, this was otherwise flat.

S: Sweet caramel syrup, light fresh greenery in a soft delivery.

T: Flavor was again sweet and carmael syrupy, a bit thick and sweet as opposed to cleaner, lighter, german styles. Some flowery hops, a bit of spicy maple syrup, the hops are herbal, a bit more pronouced towards the end of the drink, and with some warming, sticky, resinous character.

M: Mouthful was sticky, syrupy, again a bit thicker then usual, a bit of weight and fullness, with a calming rate of carbonation.

O: Overall the body is a bit more robust then you may want in a typical octoberfest style, this is more of a heavier, robust, slower drinking, less volume version, not the traditional german old world style as its labels claim. Big sweetness and big syrupy body, some nobel hops, but not as pronouced, fairly reserved and could of been fresher. The abv% of 6.0 seems a bit higher then the norm, not unexpected from the heavy handed malt body. Still some toastiness, just a bigger, fuller american version, somewhat tasty by itself. I rated this per my expectations vs an true german style counterpart, some may like a fuller version in much less quantity to which i would say give it a try, not a bad tasting beer, just an offshoot american bastardization.

beerthulhu, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Damian74Shensky, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

twonder23, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

jtennyson99, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

riemster, Oct 25, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%

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

McNealc31, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

BurnMeInMyBar, Oct 17, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a deep copper color with a white head and a sheet of lacework. Aroma of caramelized malt and buttery toffee. In the flavor, toffee, caramel and a faint hint of butterscotch. Fairly bitter, earthy hops do a fine job of balancing this seasonal lager. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Overall this is a very good American Oktoberfest.

Stinkypuss, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Lanstrum, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dpage27, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Gab4717, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Omensetter, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

RWLawman, Oct 01, 2013
Barktoberfest from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.