Thomas Hooker Munich-Style Lager - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerResearcher:
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a standard pint glass.
Pours a pale yellow golden color with a solid snow-white head and some webby and trailing lacing throughout.
The aroma carries a mild noble hoppiness and a grainy bread smell upfront. A light whiff of wild flowers and herbs peeks through.
The flavors are very balanced. The lightly roasted malt has a touch of sweetness. The hops provide some metallic tang and a mild lime-like citrusy bitterness.
While the body is light in color, it has some depth. As the spritzy carbonation fades, a sweet and rounded caramel sweetness emerges providing a slick and refreshing, gulpable brew. Lots of flavors for a fairly small beer!
Serving type: on-tap
01-16-2012 14:45:02 | More by BeerResearcher
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This beer is simply DELICIOUS. Reviewing straight from the bottle, as I prefer lagers in bottles.
A - Served in a brown bottle, so perception of appearance was minimal. Noticed a slight cloudiness, but not sure if it was the bottle or the beer. Rated a 4 for being "interesting".
S - Nice clean lager smell. Just a slight hint of earthiness. Smells a tad heavier than your typical macro lager.
T - Where the beer really shines. What I loved about this beer is that it didn't really taste different or unique, it simply tasted better. Nice clean smooth watery lager taste with hardly enough earthiness for you to notice, but it's definitely there.
M - Excellent smooth clean mouthfeel. I am using the word "clean" a lot because that is what comes to my mind, after drinking many complex and exotic craft brews lately. This beer wont do anything funny to your tongue, it just goes down easy and tastes great.
O - This was a pleasant surprise for me. I normally prefer craft ales for their complexity, but I found this beer to be simple and reassuring. It doesn't taste funky, it just tastes good. Super easy to drink, would certainly bring a twelve-er to a party (to share of course). To some up my opinion, cheap lagers typically leave something to be desired. This beer, as simple as it is, is wholly satisfying on its own.
Would love to drink this one again ice cold at a hot summer barbecue. Or tomorrow night.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2013 22:12:04 | More by fatstakkz
Thomas Hooker Munich-Style Lager from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.