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Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

643 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 183
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hopped with German and Czech hops and fermented with Bavarian lager yeast, this traditional doppelbock blends an extensive amount of select dark malts to achieve its rich and creamy character. Rich and filling, this brew is a malt lovers dream.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2004)
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rlgard1

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-16-2013 01:34:58 | More by rlgard1
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-04-2013 00:22:38 | More by Tiernan
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rorjets

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-03-2013 12:47:23 | More by rorjets
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a muddy brown with tan edges and a thin layer of head. The nose had the essence of dark malt and a tart note, as well. The flavor was smooth and malty. The body may be a bit light for the style, but this beer is still plenty tasty. There is a slight sweetness on the finish that is accompanied by a touch of hop bitterness as well.

The alcohol essence on the finish became more apparent as the beer warmed. This is not meant as a criticism, as I think overall the alcohol bite was kept well in check.

This is a very well balance beer and ranks at or near the top for its style.

Note: This bottle had some age on it - 10 months to be precise. This was my first taste of this offering, so I cannot say how this aged version compares to a freshy. Given that, the age may very well have smoothed out this beer, because it was VERY smooth for a Doppelbock.

08-01-2013 03:16:31 | More by 57md
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-27-2013 17:02:20 | More by WOLFGANG
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quirk6

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-22-2013 14:48:32 | More by quirk6
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tone77

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with amber highlights and a 1 inch head. Smell is bready, malts, some alcohol. Taste is dark fruits, caramel malts, some alcohol, a touch of sweetness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a high quality beer worth seeking out.

07-11-2013 06:29:20 | More by tone77
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-26-2013 15:19:15 | More by petermethot
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-15-2013 22:59:35 | More by jaxon53
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-07-2013 16:09:04 | More by DeutschesBier
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-31-2013 04:22:40 | More by Kelp
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-22-2013 17:59:16 | More by NJBeer265
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metalgdog

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-19-2013 00:58:55 | More by metalgdog
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jimbuck

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-17-2013 21:53:42 | More by jimbuck
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ScottieD

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-11-2013 01:45:01 | More by ScottieD
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

Huge thanks to beersndrums for this one!

12 oz bottle poured into a mug at cellar temperature.

L – Ruby brown color with a 1.5-finger bubbly, tan head that fades fairly rapidly into a ring of bubbles that hangs around for a while.

S – A blast of malty aromas including caramel, molasses, dark fruits like plums and currants, and a touch of chocolate. This has everything you could want in a doppelbock.

T – Just like the aroma, the taste is brimming with maltiness. It’s sweet all the way through with bready, caramel, molasses, milk chocolate, and juicy dark fruits. There may be just a touch of earthy, spicy, and mildly bitter hops at the finish that pair well with the rich dark fruits. Man, this is tasty.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a sweet, dry finish. Sweet malt flavors linger along with a mild throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.

O – This is an awesome beer and a fantastic doppelbock. It’s just loaded with brilliant malty aromas and flavors, is extraordinarily tasty, and is frighteningly drinkable for clocking in at 8.5% ABV. Jared, thank you so much for giving me the chance to try this!

05-09-2013 02:39:14 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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ODBRIP

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

05-03-2013 19:16:07 | More by ODBRIP
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potownbill

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-19-2013 21:55:51 | More by potownbill
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-11-2013 02:34:10 | More by Atomicskis5
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-26-2013 00:55:46 | More by SuomiHobbit
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miadw3

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-19-2013 23:18:11 | More by miadw3
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-07-2013 20:30:33 | More by orangesol
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-03-2013 00:06:13 | More by t0rin0
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-15-2013 21:41:00 | More by Casterbridge
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-13-2013 21:23:58 | More by BeerCon5
Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.