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Thomas Creek Oktoberfest - Thomas Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ran into this one on Saturday and was very happy to see it back on again. Been forever since they have put it on anywhere so I naturally had to go grab a glass.

The pour was alright. A light ruby tinted brown without much in the way of a head is what greeted me right away. A bit of a let down, but what can you do. Not much head here at all and the lacing was non existent. Aroma of musky herbal notes, caramel and light candied sugar. A touch of bitterness good be picked up after a few moments as well. I was starting to get a little down on this but then I took a sip and it was nicely redeemed. Well balanced as there was a touch of bitterness to offset the marge malt bill that was put into this one. Caramel and candy sugar lead the way here, very sweet for the style I have to say. A bit light on the carbonation and it led to it have an almost oily feel to it which I find in alot of the local beer out of the upstate, maybe a water issue. But still followed through quite nicely and was immensly drinkable.

Overall a very solid offering here and one I would gladly go back to again. They should really make this one a bit more available.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2009 00:32:17 | More by mikesgroove
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

02-08-2013 10:14:19 | More by beernads
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz Undated bottle served in Peroni glass.

Clear copper with a creamy tan head. Quite lovely but the head is short-lived. There is a lasting ring that leaves decent lacing.

Very attractive aroma with a matching flavor. Fine sweet malt flavor with enough hops to produce a sweet/bitter balance.

Excellent Marzen!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 01:03:45 | More by chinchill
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First glass served from tap into a shaker at the Thomas Creek Brewery Bash '10. Poured copper with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of malt, subtle spices, and a slight hop note. The flavor was of big malt, spices, slight pumpkin, and a very slight hop note. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a decent oktoberfest. Had a pretty nice flavor with a decent aroma. There just seemed to be something else missing to give this one an extra kick. Still a good brew. Try it if you get the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2010 14:19:25 | More by thagr81us
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cjgator3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-25-2013 00:27:00 | More by cjgator3
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-04-2013 01:02:32 | More by Boone757
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Bung

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle says 6%. Copper colored pour, just a thin layer of white head.

Aroma, some malt, herbal hops, that typical lager smell which I am chalking up to the lager yeast.

Taste, a solid herbal hop presence. Turns malty, caramel, cocoa and a light toast. Toasty bread finish. Really was surprised by this. Very nice.

Heavy side of light bodied, adequate carbonation. Could drink more of these than most other Octoberfests.

One of the better ones of these I've had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 22:00:01 | More by Bung
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jsanford

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 04:10:55 | More by jsanford
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-13-2012 18:51:36 | More by buckyp
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-16-2012 00:49:20 | More by lupercmda
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-05-2012 06:47:33 | More by Ryan011235
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. Pours a translucent dark gold with a thin white head on top. Retained well enough. The nose is well-attenuated with notes of caramel, sweet malts, light ethanol. The mouth is more spritzy than I would prefer, but it's not terrible. Good sweet toffee/caramel forefront, light bitterness, with a short alcohol finish. Good Marzen. I haven't had many new ones this fall, but this one is a pleasant treat. I'll get this again when fall rolls around. The best I've had from TC for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 12:13:48 | More by Onenote81
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JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2012 21:54:50 | More by JohnBender
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OldTime

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-08-2012 07:22:56 | More by OldTime
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-24-2012 18:59:54 | More by UltimateLivewire
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-10-2013 19:44:07 | More by bacher468
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-12-2013 04:32:49 | More by bcsbeer
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babaracas

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 02:11:01 | More by babaracas
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-04-2013 15:22:34 | More by FUwolfpacker
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jzlyo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-17-2014 23:17:18 | More by jzlyo
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 14:51:28 | More by jtierney89
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-04-2013 04:58:21 | More by RochefortChris
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-25-2012 22:30:54 | More by ltdantheman
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-26-2012 01:10:32 | More by shockrocker65
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-14-2012 02:54:45 | More by BeerMeBrah
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Thomas Creek Oktoberfest from Thomas Creek Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.