Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A gift from my girl upon her return from a season in boston, a very timely deal she managed to get her hands on, i'd saved it to savour it with a friend and fellow beer lover.
So the pour was an instant reminder of the usual o-fest offerings the germans pull off. A nostalgic reminescence, since i haven't had my hands on anything of the sort in years now. Dark brown looking, fairly opaque almost dark wood toned, with a generous dark head that does however fade in a rather quick fashion.
The smell is a sweet and somewhat smokey roasted malt, a discrete participation from the hops here but nonetheless there; the overall is a sweet and grainly sensation.
However it struck me as interesting how little it correlates with the taste. one would expect a sweet caramel barley feel to hit you, but while the grainy, barley feel is there, the sweetness hardly is. The overall has a rather prune taste, just a tad sour and not sugary, and ever so slightly moldey. Very subtle hops at the end, hardly bitter at all. Indeed a full bodied and interesting mouthfeel, and a very well conceived beer by SA. too bad there's no chance of landing another one of those for a while for me.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2010 17:00:36 | More by Andreji
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