Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Ratings: 226 | Reviews: 156 | Display Reviews Only:
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
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
12-18-2012 01:05:23 | More by searsclone
4.73/5 rDev +21.6%
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.
11-23-2012 23:09:22 | More by KTCamm
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
10-24-2012 03:44:12 | More by IronLover
3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
Good One!!! From a style that can often be pretty bland. Pours a hazy orange amber color with and average size off-white head. Average head retention and good size bands of lacing around the glass.
Smell is fairly mild, mostly malty.
Taste is very good. Strong, somewhat sweet malty backbone and good robust bitterness. Not IPA bitterness but some subdued European hops. The balance is great. This is not some bland watery beer.
Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. Just right for the style. The bitterness is a treat for the tongue at the end of a malty sip.
This is what a Marzen should be. Not the most exciting style in the world but a great beer for pitchers and mass quantities on a fall day.
10-07-2012 17:24:57 | More by JayQue
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.