Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz brown bottle with a freshness date.
A- Tight collar of tan lace stays true, vibrant yet rustic tawny color ... good clarity.
S- Nice malty aroma, toasted bread with light sweetness and faint herbal hop.
T&M- Very malty, not overly sweet. Lots of bready notes, lightly toasted crust comes to mind. Kiss of hops to balance, slight herbal flavor. Finishes semi-sweet with a lingering maltiness.
D- A tasty choice this year, its good to have a fresh O-fest rather than getting burned by a stale imported O-fest that has been sitting around since last year. A great contrast to some crab cakes with some homemade spicy remoulade sauce.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2006 01:18:03 | More by Jason
3.38/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours an outstanding crystal clear dark amber with a massive, thick, slightly off-white foam head with plenty of laced stick and retention.
Metallic, grain, a bit musty.
A smooth and even malty body kicks things off for this beer. Malts are sweet, a bit chewy. Notes of raisin and a soft, weak, watery plum flavour. Grape skin. Gentle hop leaf feel in the background with some herbal hop spice -- little bitterness. More metallic, grain and some mineral flavours that fall into the finish. Burnt raisin on the edges. Slightly dry. Odd steel aftertaste in the finish.
This is a very "safe" offering from the Boston Beer Company. Very average and unexciting compared to other Oktoberfestbiers. Worth trying if it's all you can get, but worth passing on if you can find better. I also swear that the recipe is being dumbed down every year ...
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2002 18:26:16 | More by Todd
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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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