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Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 26
Gots: 9 | 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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420Rick

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-28-2013 20:27:02 | More by 420Rick
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-12-2013 17:46:11 | More by InspectorBob
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-22-2013 17:59:48 | More by NJBeer265
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-17-2013 15:50:28 | More by twenty5
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ScottieD

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-11-2013 01:44:42 | More by ScottieD
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-26-2013 01:12:36 | More by SuomiHobbit
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-09-2013 23:37:31 | More by ejimhof
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rorjets

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-10-2013 01:53:47 | More by rorjets
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-03-2013 03:14:02 | More by neil2me
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DMB

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-29-2012 19:44:49 | More by DMB
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searsclone

Arizona

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
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-08-2012 02:11:37 | More by Damian74Shensky
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FutureOBrew

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-26-2012 18:56:29 | More by FutureOBrew
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KTCamm

New Jersey

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
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anelson86


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

11-18-2012 22:45:15 | More by anelson86
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-03-2012 16:03:51 | More by oldedog
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-27-2012 05:22:20 | More by WDJersey
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

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
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jk3

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-18-2012 02:03:09 | More by jk3
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-13-2012 05:14:19 | More by khargro2
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JayQue

Virginia

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
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DouglasChasse

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-06-2012 18:34:24 | More by DouglasChasse
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DCav


2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

10-04-2012 16:42:03 | More by DCav
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-20-2012 21:14:55 | More by PEIhop
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-19-2012 22:04:58 | More by acurtis
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.