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Thomas Hooker Munich-Style Lager - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 31
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A true Helles style, our lager is golden in color with a pleasant, malty aroma balanced by a rich, smooth flavor. Using only the finest Bavarian malts and finished with Saaz hops, one sip will make you feel like you're in one of Germany's finest beer gardens.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 09-27-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DrunkinYogi, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

George1005, May 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

lostinfla, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jefftuck47, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of fatstakkz
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

fatstakkz, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

duceswild, Mar 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

tmars13, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

oriolesfan4, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

neil2me, Jan 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

FutureOBrew, Nov 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

anelson86, Nov 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Gregwa, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

udubdawg, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Juice-O, Aug 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

RMoeNay, Jul 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

chrispoint, Jun 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

vbiliyar, May 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

DirtyPenny, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

raythealeman, Apr 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

rsant, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of WhaleHopper
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft at sushi restaurant in West Hartford. A very satisfying, cleanly made golden lager. Carbonation level was great, held a nice head throughout most of it, and was a great pairing with the sushi. Could have been served colder, but that's not the beer's fault. Overall, among the better new england golden lagers on the market.

WhaleHopper, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of iheartchicken
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass

A: small head which removes itself from my sight quickly. straw colored with a slight orange hue

S: very floral, bready, maybe some pale malts in there, and a touch of bright fruit

T: crist and clean, with some grassy/lemony notes

M: smooth with a little kick from the carbonation on the finish

O: I can drink a lot of this, too many. I have never had any other beers of this style but this particular one reminds me of a american light lager with flavor.... way more flavor and complexity especially given its clear and light appearance

iheartchicken, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of BeerResearcher
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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!

BeerResearcher, Jan 16, 2012
Thomas Hooker Munich-Style Lager from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.