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Thomas Creek Oktoberfest - Thomas Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

lupercmda, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jtb0608, Oct 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

buckyp, Oct 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

MikalMick, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Daktah
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Bought a six pack on 10/3/2012.

Definitely looks the part of an Oktoberfest beer in terms of color, so good there. The smell was very similar to what you get in most O'fest - a little bready, slightly sweet (caramel). The mouthfeel is different than most in this style; more carbonation than I'm used to, but it settled down as the beer sat for a bit. I didn't mind the bubbles, just wasn't really expecting them.

Taste is classic O'fest with a touch more hops than some. Not as sweet as I expected, which makes it a little more drinkable and prompted me to have a second.

Overall a really good beer and something I'll buy again. Thomas Creek definitely has my interest right now.

Daktah, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Ryan011235, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of babaracas
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

babaracas, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Stouttyme, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

Onenote81, Nov 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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!

chinchill, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of jsanford
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

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!

jsanford, Oct 12, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

Bung, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

thagr81us, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

mikesgroove, Sep 21, 2009
Thomas Creek Oktoberfest from Thomas Creek Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.