Thomas Hooker Nor'Easter Lager - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 23.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed to celebrate Winter in New England, Nor'Easter Lager possesses a Hearty Malt flavor delicately accented by mild winter spices.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: Boto on 11-29-2008)
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Photo of anelson86
4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

Photo of mikeg67
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a short lived off-white head. Aroma is of bready malt, hops, hint of spices and baked apples. Body is full, slightly crisp. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, earthy hops, baked apples and cherries. Finish is long, earthy. Not very tasty, but easy drinking, for holydays brew.

Photo of cortez
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of chrispoint
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of mdebonee
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of griffey123
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mrskunk
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jsboates
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mkondor8
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of PeteRiz
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of rusty3335
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of tempest
2.83/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed a bottle at Euro Market. The bottle date says it's about 3 months old. Well, the spice certainly hasn't died down here. It reminds me of the same spice profile of Southern Tier Pumking, heavy on clove and nutmeg. Unfortunately I think I'm also pulling a light sour note of this from infection.

I gotta say I'm not crazy about this beer. It's all spice and I'm not getting much (or any) barley and hops. There's a little caramel malt as it warms, but the sour lemon is also growing. Pass.

Photo of rsant
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of steveslow
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of bluesplit63
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of rwrk42
2.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour: Pours amber, medium brown with limited head if any at all
Smell: Not very strong with a faint malty smell and apples
Taste: Smooth and light. A flavor with a hint of caramel and apples. Slight hop bitterness to even it out nicely
Overall an okay beer. Was hoping for a bit more hop & malt flavor

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film covering the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of caramel malts and hints of a variety of spices in the nose—cinnamon and nutmeg seem to stand out in particular.
T: The overall taste is quite malty and like the smell it has added flavors of spices with some hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a hybrid between the maltiness of a Vienna Lager and the spiciness of a Winter Warmer (but without the full-bodied nature and alcohol warming).

Photo of zildjian2800
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Stratocat0
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of barleyroad
3.93/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is amber with a nice light cream foam. Smell, in very faint and lacking in the aroma area. Mouthfeel is very clean and crisp, lays well in the mouth. Taste is nice and the hints of herbs are nice. This beer is balanced well in the spices and herbs. We had a 2010 and this 2011 is much better. Good with some stew or chowder.

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a reddish amber color with a two inch head that slowly falls.

Smell: bready with some spiciness.

Taste: caramel, bread, nutmeg, ripe plums and red apples, a moderate bitterness, and a floral flavor that is hard to describe but pleasant.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Short aftertaste.

Overall: a nice winter beer that definitely fits the season. Very easy to consume and almost a sessionable beer. Well balanced.

Photo of dexterk1
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Not really much head. Color is dark reddish or light brownish. Appearance is good overall.
Odor is light and sweet. Like fruity candy. Not really much else beyond that.
Taste is pretty average I would say. Not bad, but just to much cinnamon or spice. Not really balanced all that well. Has a nice smooth fell to it though.
Overall a pretty average beer and nothing really to rave about. Not bad however, just not very memorable.

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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1/5  rDev -69.6%

Thomas Hooker Nor'Easter Lager from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.