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Thomas Creek Octoberfest - Thomas Creek Brewery

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85
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: veech on 10-15-2006)
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.37/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with carbonation that rises rather sluggishly - a unique aesthetic effect. There's about a finger worth of slightly off-white colored head. Retention isn't the best, either. Only a modicum of lacing is left on the glass. (3.75)

Smell: It's slightly hoppier than the norm - key word being slightly. None of the sweet, caramel, bread-like malts are diminished in effect. Rather, they're blending with the slightly fruity yet grassy hop bite. Let it be said that I really enjoy a semi-hoppy marzen, so this smells promising. (3.5)

Taste: Similar to the nose, it's primarily sweet malts backed by a gentle hoppy touch. That subtle apricot flavor coming from the latter is the best part of this brew. On the other hand, I personally think the malt backbone isn't balanced intrinsically. While it's a bit too sweet, by no means is it a bad marzen. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Clean and semi-dry, as an oktoberfest should be. On the other hand, it's slightly astringent in spurts. Taking that - and the solid carbonation into effect - it's still easy to drink. (3.25)

Overall: I actually enjoy this style a good deal. While this is fairly solid, it isn't my favorite example of the style, either. It seems to suffer slightly from the problems that typically plague an American oktoberfest: the maltiness is slightly obstructive. Still, I will enjoy drinking this one. (3.5)

3.38/5: Likable marzen...just not a great one

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The name of this beer is misspelled on the site, it's with a c on the bottle and not a k. Clear bright orange color with a big stick off white head. burnt toast, very toast nose with a good deal of hop character.

Light bodied easy drinking nice balance. Surprisingly pretty true to style. I've had some hit or miss beers from this brewery. Toasty character up front with a touch of sweetness. On the heavy side of being light bodied with medium bristly carbonation. A bit of burnt toast points along the mid palate adds some bitterness with an underlying earthy hop bitterness. Finishes very dry. Pretty nice. Touch of alcohol heat but doesn't take away from the drinkability.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper amber with a medium off white head. Aroma and Taste of sweet toasted barley, fruity notes with some mild floral earthy hops. Palate is a medium body, smooth with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted malt, barley, yeast and fruity notes with some mild hops bitterness slightly nutty ending. Overall a good solid, crisp refreshing session brew.

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear medium orange with one finger of fine bone white head that settles to a thin ring leaving a few blobs on the glass. Smell: sparse. Mild multigrain bread with a hint of toffee sweetness. Mild floral and spicy hopping lurking in the back. Taste: toasted grain, toffee note mixed in with a squash-like flavor, and then edging towards pecan in the finish. Balanced. Enough active carbonation to push it to medium bodied, but still thins out and finishes somewhat crisp with a touch of residual sweetness. Pleasant and probably nice to have on tap in-season. Bottling code suggests bottled 246th day of 2011.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising fairly quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger fizzy foamy white head that reduces to a medium to large patch of medium thick film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with a light to moderate aroma of herbal hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted malts with a light to moderate flavor of caramel malts without much associated sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of herbal hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: A decent representation of the style but it seems like there is something missing though I can not put my finger on exactly what that is... Worth grabbing a single but not sure I would spring for the 6-pack or larger.

Photo of jsanford
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a clear, dark copper with an incredibly creamy white head that settles to a luscious cap, leaving tons of soapy lacing as it recedes.
S - Sweet caramel malt, toasted grains, fresh-cut grass, and Lager yeast. Understated, but very nice.
T - More sweet toasted malt and caramel with a good amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Bit of off flavors from the Lager yeast, not quite as clean as I'd like, but this is still an exceptionally drinkable Oktoberfest.
M - Very smooth, slightly creamy, with a medium mouthfeel and good carbonation. The 6% ABV is very nicely hidden.
O - Really drinkable, I may have to go pick up a full six-pack of this stuff!

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Thomas Creek Octoberfest from Thomas Creek Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.