Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.33/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Burnt orange amber color with little to no head. Sweet, fruity, spicy hops, and malt aroma. Smell of raisin rum cake. Sweet, smooth malt body, and toasted malt flavor. Very well balanced hops and malt. The hops bitterness was just right from start to finish. I felt that the fruity candy like sweetness was too much for this style of beer.
The flavor was very good, but I was very disappointed how understated, restrained the flavor was.
Nevertheless, this is a very drinkable beer in spite of it's out of character sweetness and the lacking of a hearty lager flavor.
I thought that I would revisit this beer since my first encounter with it back in 2002. I found such a deal for this beer by the case that I couldn't pass them up.
Samuel Adams' Octoberfest Seasonal Brew pored a clean clear reddish amber color with a huge bubbly off white head that dissipated into almost nothing. Practically no lace at all.
Aroma- Sweet toasted malt, some spice and alcohol.
Taste- Sweet toasted malt with spice, weak hops.
Okay finish and aftertaste. Slightly dry and the hops standout more here than in the swallow. No real disconcerting flavors.
This beer is okay though not an outstanding Oktoberfest style beer. But I am enjoying them with cookouts and just as an everyday beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2004 13:37:13 | More by ThreePistols
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