Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Beff's in town in a mug. A coppery-amber, and when the waitress brought it (who knows how long it had been sitting after the pour), there was a small white head. It left some lacing up top, but no more as I drank my way down the glass.
Smelled of sweet malt, caramel and toffee, but not in an overpowering way.
Taste was similar -- high on the malt as you'd expect, with a sweet caramel flavor dominating. An ever-so-slight bitter aftertaste lingers, however, but sweet malt is still the prevailing taste.
Mouthfeel -- medium-bodied, but I thought it was a tad bit over-carbonated.
Drinkability -- OK. I waivered between giving this a 3.5 vs. a 4.0. It's decent, but it's nothing phenomenal -- ultimately the high carbonation level led me to knock it down a peg. I'd like to do a side-by-side with some other Octoberfests and see how this measures up. My gut feeling is that it'd be somewhere in the middle.
Serving type: on-tap
10-02-2006 02:19:39 | More by Kendo
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