Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Caj1:
3.7/5 rDev +0.8%
Gotten in this year's Fall Sampler twelve pack with a freshness date of Dec. 2013.
This pours an absolutely beautiful copper-amber with decent head and lacing. Crystal clear and a lot of carbonation. A little bit more carbonation than I would have liked to see, honestly, but it's no big problem.
Smell is very malty and sweet with some toast and caramel notes, a some yeasty and metallic notes, and a faint touch of hops. Overall scent profile is sweet and bready. Taste is again sweet and bready, some sweet earthy tones and a touch of hops on the swallow. It's also a bit spicy to me, which is nice, but I've had better beers. However this is refreshing and not overpowering. Mouthfeel is crisp and a little on the watery side like lagers tend to be, and sticky.
Overall this is a nice beer and one that I would definitely drink on a cooler day; maybe the fact that it's hatefully hot has put me off this beer a little bit, so I apologize if my rating is a little bit skewed. I would drink this again, but wouldn't go out of my way for it.
To good health and good beer.
08-31-2013 02:32:58 | More by Caj1
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4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
Appearance Nice, light orange body with a big head that held on long and laced the glass.
Smell Lightly toasted malt in accordance with the style.
Taste Smooth, creamy, lightly burnt malt flavor. Theres a little caramel touch at the end, but mostly just the smooth, easy, malt taste. Excellent rendition of the style.
Mouthfeel No carbonation and very creamy.
Drinkability This went down quickly, which is the telltale sign of a good Oktoberfest beer. When I lived in Germany, I used to drink these warm on tap (the bartender would warm it with a heated tool dunked in the beer specifically for that purpose), and they would often go down after just three or four gulps. I wasnt trying to chug the mug, but they were just that smooth.
Comments I drank this at room temperature, and it was very reminiscent of the Oktoberfest beers that I had in Germany. Excellent example of the style.
08-31-2003 02:32:41 | More by RoyalT
3.03/5 rDev -17.4%
A: Amber color with a medium-sized off-white head that leaves some lacings.
S: Malts, fudge, lots of bready aromas, floral and leafy hop notes.
T: The taste is somewhat sweet with notes of bready malts, fudge, grains and floral hop notes. Some earthy hints as well. The finish is gently bitter with notes of grainy malts and leafy hops.
M: Moderate body, medium carbonation.
D: A decent beer. Quite tasty and easy to drink. Not the most interesting style, though.
09-02-2009 22:26:26 | More by ricke
3.3/5 rDev -10.1%
First Octoberfest of the year for me. Appearance is deep copper, with a white frothy head. Smells of malt and very light hops. Taste is a bit watery, but very balanced in flavor. Caramel and malty with a subtle spiciness. ABV is okay @ 5.7%.
Overall, this one leaves a little something to be desired. It seems like SA Octoberfest is a year-to-year thing, sometimes hit or miss. You can always count on this one for a good session beer for the season, though not my favorite by far. I'm a hops guy.
09-27-2009 02:29:25 | More by ExtraStout
3.88/5 rDev +5.7%
Probably my favorite of the Sam Adams line. This beer has a light, clear brownish-amber color with little head. The aroma is all malt, mostly caramel. The body has a load of malty goodness, again caramel, and a small but significant underlying bitterness to balance. It is easy to drink and generally enjoyable.
09-26-2008 05:10:38 | More by explosivebeer
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
This is the 2009 offering. Pouring into the perfect pint showed a dark orange-amber body with a rocky off-white head. Aroma is mainly sticky-sweet malts. Medium bodied with big toasted and caramel malt flavors and a hint of spice in the sweet finish. No hops detected anywhere. Overall a pretty good beer.
09-18-2009 14:27:47 | More by blackearth
5/5 rDev +36.2%
This is one of my favorite, if not favorite beers, copper colored, sweet malty, a great balance of malts to make this beer have a nice body, smells amazing, my only complaint is that I wish I could get this year round, the best oktoberfest beer out there
03-15-2011 23:51:03 | More by Outchillen
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
A_Amber/burnt orange witha thick white head. Decent lacing,C02 bubbles evident.
S_Bready malt, spice, floral hops.
T_Bready/biscuit malt, caramel, spicy malt, floral hops. Slight roasted flavor.
M_Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.
D_Good okto to pick up if you are going to be drink in excess or have a low budget. Definitely not the best okto but works.
09-08-2010 01:17:46 | More by nickadams2
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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