Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.2/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: Pours a translucent dark orange/amber with a thin light tan head. Doesn't leave much for lacing but the head regenerates nicely.
Aroma: Grainy with a touch of caramel sweetness and a slight roasted quality. Not too much in the nose.
Taste: Grainy with a bit of burnt malt in the background. A tad watery but I expect this Octoberfest is actually closer in abv and consistency to the original version than most american breweries produce. It has a bit of malt complexity but an odd metallic aftertaste distracts me from delving further into the levels of flavor.
Mouthfeel: Good level of carbonation and above average drinkability. Somewhere between light and medium bodied.
Final Thoughts: Not one of Samuel Adams better beers but not bad. It's sort of in that grey area where I am indifferent to it. I could see a first time craft beer drinker really liking this one (once they get past how dark it is compared to their beloved macro-lager). Wouldn't seek it out but not out of place in the autumn sampler pack.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2012 04:50:31 | More by JamesMN
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