Thomas Hooker Octoberfest

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Type: Altbier
  • Brewed by: Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.
  • Availability: Fall
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  • Region Available: Northeast
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Light
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Mugs
  • Website: www.hookerbeer.com
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  • 3.6/5 
  • 05.80% 
  • 2472/3686 
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Originally brewed to celebrate the beginning of the German brewing season and the 1810 wedding of crown prince Ludwig of Bavaria and his bride-to-be, princess Therese of Saxon-Hildburghausen. This amber beer was brewed in March ("Marzenbier") and left to age in cool lagering caves during the heat of the summer. Our rich and satisfying Bavarian-style OctoberFest comes from a special blend of imported German malts that creates a full-bodied brew and stresses a malty flavor and lingering aroma. Gently hopped and delicately balanced, its true-to-style, slow fermentation and long, cold maturation produces a luxuriously smooth, award-winning brew.

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  • Nov 19, 2009
    sandra430 (57)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    poured from a 12oz bottle.
    Pours dark reddish amber with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, dusty yeast, and butterscotch. Taste is too sugary sweet with ale fruitiness. Not what I was expecting, but not bad in its right, just not an Octoberfest. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly sticky with medium carbonation. Seems like this beer was fermented too warm, and that’s a shame. It could have been a good beer.