Barktoberfest | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

323 Ratings

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Bierguy5 on 09-26-2004

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this for the first time. Early on in the season. I am a big fan of thirsty dog but they were always over shadowed by Great Lakes. This beer however has exceptional taste and is smooth. Its definately an ACE in the Akron brewery's deck. Worth having and going back for seconds

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Photo of VncentLIFE
4.7/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks and smells precisely like Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest. Body is a bit light, but I cant knock it. Light orange with good carbonation and a lager head. The smell has loads of light grain with a good addition of caramel, but not too much. Spicy earthiness comes to mind, like ginger and nutmeg, but there's none in this beer. Great Lakes smells the same way.

Wow the taste is amazing. The balance of the slick sweetness and grainy earthiness is just amazing. Earthy grain really dominates, but what would be an awful aftertaste is cut off by a slick sweet caramel. I love it.

Feels light for the style, which is a great thing. I love how the grain and earthiness come on strong then fade into nothing behind waves and waves of sweet caramel malt.

Wow, Great Lakes lost a head to head lager battle. This is a first for me.

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Photo of Amalak
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.

A. Nice orangish/brown color, opaqueish, with a thick head a white lacing.

S. Bitter kind of pilsner scent.

T. Sensational. Burst of hop and followed by citrus. So flavorful. Leafy. Perfect oktoberfest.

On a separate note, the Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. has a VERY similar label to the Great Lakes Brewing Co. Not sure if they are affiliated, but I thought this was a GLBC beer when I got it.

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4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Look: Rich amber to copperish appearance. Nice head that disapates to lacing on top and on the side of the glass.
Smell: Bready, biscuity, dark fruit inviting.
Taste: Strong malty backbone with sweetness. A kiss of hops.
Feel: Light carbonation with substatial body.
Overall: Easily the best oktoberfest/marzen brew I've had yet.

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4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a bold, clear amber with a thin head and lace that lasts. The aroma is of roasted malt, caramel, and bread crust. The flavor is complex with nuts, roasted malt, and toffee notes with a hint of honey in the background. The mouthfeel is medium and smooth. Thirsty Dog Barktoberfest is a very good brew, very drinkable and a good example of the style. Highly recommended.

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Barktoberfest from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 323 ratings
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