Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.16/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle, poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Enjoy before March 2014 notched into
A-Crystal clear amber brew yields a 1/2" head which dissipates to just a wisp almost immediately.
Light stream of carbonation ascends to the top.
S- Heavy malt presence in the aroma. Sweet, ready-to-bake bread dough and yeast on the nose. No hop aroma. Not many beers could get away with this, but an Oktoberfest can.
T- Sweet malt followed by more sweet malt, followed by... You get the idea. Not as sweet as other marzen-style beers, but oh yeah, it's there in abundance.
M- Perfect for the style. Not too thin, but highly quaffable, and you know your not drinking a
sissy yellow beer.
O- I'm a bit partial toward this brew, as it was one of my first "micros" way back in 2005.
I thought then that this was one thick, heavy beer. Have I learned a lot. Nevertheless, I look
forward to those orange, fall themed bottles show up on the shelves in late October. Not the
most authentic marzen, but one I will always have a few of every fall. Cheers, Mr. Koch.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2013 01:24:18 | More by Gambelli
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