Thomas Hooker Munich-Style Lager - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
2.98/5 rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
From the bottle after warming, the beer features a body colored golden, hazy though no apparent sediment. The head is slightly off-white, just over two centimeters in height and comprised of small bubbles. As the head descends, there is little lacing (and this continues during drinking as well), and what remains is a persistent, thin layer of foam atop the beer.
Aroma is mildly bready with some detectable hops, rather weak in strength and presentation. Taste is similar: bland, malty with a small amount of bitter/spicy hops, a bit of lemon zest, and yeastiness.
The beer is a bit overcarbonated for the medium to medium-light body, resulting in too much foaming on the palate. While this does not make the beer terribly unpleasant to drink, it doesn't encourage further sipping, either. Overalll, nothing truly distinguishing about this lager. No aspect is that far from average, but without any particular strengths or aspects of the beer blending well (such as a solid maltiness mixed with a present, but ephemeral hop nuance) there's no reason to return to it.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2006 01:30:47 | More by falloutsnow
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4.4/5 rDev +11.1%
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 155 ratings.