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Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

242 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 34
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

thegerm87, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Stidge77, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Casterbridge, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

nmann08, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

lobos62, Sep 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Sspeer1, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Kooz
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.

Kooz, Sep 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

DPB2262, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jefftuck47, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Sarah257, Sep 19, 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
Photo of Carolvs
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!

Carolvs, Aug 29, 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
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.