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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

232 Ratings

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 29
Gots: 11 | 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

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Sarah257, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jwps214, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Duesler, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

nebula1999, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

JTomczak, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Tiernan, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

dgherm, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

420Rick, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

InspectorBob, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

twenty5, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ScottieD, May 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

SuomiHobbit, Mar 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

ejimhof, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

neil2me, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DMB, Dec 29, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%

bottle into a flared pint glass.

hazy copper color with a sticky tan head and good lace

smell is malty sweet and earthy

taste is malt and caramel with a slightly bitter hop finish. nice balance

mouthfeel is chewy with a wet finish

overall, tasty and easy to drink

searsclone, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

FutureOBrew, Nov 26, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +21.3%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light to medium copper, orange hints. Foam vanishes fast. Clear looking. Malt bomb nose, some hints of spice - cinammon/nutmeg. Taste is a delicious malt full of flavor and smooth. Some sweetness which is balanced by a full bodied mouthfeel, Wow, really kicked me back a bit - just outright excellent.

KTCamm, Nov 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

anelson86, Nov 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

oldedog, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

WDJersey, Oct 27, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

Bright copper orange in color with a slight chill haze at the onset that ultimately cleared nicely. Poured with a thick foamy off-white foam that left a ladder of sticky lacings down the backside of the glass. Earthy, sweet caramel, toasted malt and toffee aromas with earthy grain and floral hop aromas. Delicate, smooth, velvety feel with subdued carbonation upfront that thickens through the middle and toward the finish. Flavor is a nice carbonation of floral hops, caramel and toasted malts from beginning to end. This is a nit more hop forward than your average oktoberfest. Finishes crisply with a light floral hop character followed by toasted malt. A nice, drinkable, slightly hoppy fall offering.

IronLover, Oct 24, 2012
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.