Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.5/5 rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Appearance: Pours a nice, orange-amber shade with great clarity. A foamy off-white head starts off a good size and sticks around for the duration.
Smell: Aroma of caramel, a bit of toffee, sweet malt, and corn.
Taste: The strongest flavor is the sweet malt, with it's caramel and toffee notes, but a corn taste is a close second. Too much sweetness overall. That's disappointing, considering this used to be a really good Octoberfest offering.
Mouthfeel: Has a fairly medium body with a crisp, dry mouthfeel.
Drinkability: It would be a lot higher if the unmistakable corn aroma and flavor wasn't there.
This beer caught a lot of heat this year when many people detected corn in the recipe. You can say what you want about the Boston Beer Company...I know what corn tases like, and they used it here. Too bad....
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2002 12:20:12 | More by MJR
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