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Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager

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very good

250 Ratings

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 33
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally brewed to celebrate the beginning of the German brewing season and the 1810 wedding of crown prince Ludwig of Bavaria and his bride-to-be, princess Therese of Saxon-Hildburghausen. This amber beer was brewed in March ("Marzenbier") and left to age in cool lagering caves during the heat of the summer. Our rich and satisfying Bavarian-style OctoberFest comes from a special blend of imported German malts that creates a full-bodied brew and stresses a malty flavor and lingering aroma. Gently hopped and delicately balanced, its true-to-style, slow fermentation and long, cold maturation produces a luxuriously smooth, award-winning brew.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2003)
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Clear amber with a finger of off white head with some compact bubbles making up some minor lacing.
S - Sweet malts, caramel, bread, earthy tones, some spice, a touch of cinnamon.
T - Classic sweet Marzen kinda flavor with a nice touch of some dark earthy hops, some cinnamon, a little pepper.
M - Partly creamy, well carbonated.
O - Good Octoberfest for sure, like the earthy quality it has to it.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nut brown with a tightly packed off-white head.

Smell some kid of spice, maybe cinnamon. Not too strong, but nice.

Tastes nice. Slightly bitter up front, but mellows into a smooth warmth with an occasional pinch, which is nice.

Very good body and a creaminess lacking from a lot of Marzen style beers (maybe intentionally?). I am a fan.

This is a good Oktoberfest beer, the only one I've bothered to rate this year. I recommend it.

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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh, clean, and crisp - no unpleasant aftertaste at all.
Not a particularly strong smell one way or the other.
On the appearance side, my only negative comment is that the head was a bit thin and fleeting.

Overall though, fantastic lager that is as smooth as it comes. Makes you feel like you're at a pub in Munich!

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.