Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.15/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Putrid fruity, but otherwise pleasant Oktoberfest
A: Clear red-orange body with a fleeting one finger off white head.
S: Some buttery biscuit malt, some sweet fruit, some nuttiness, and a very typical dusty, earth, and slightly spicy Bavarian hop profile. There's even a bit of alcohol, which I don't mind at all. The defining characteristic here is the fruitiness.... drifting toward Nut Brown territory.
T: Up front you're greeted by a large, impressive malty body, but that quickly gives way to a sort of putrid and metallic/hollow fruitiness that I can't say I'm enjoying. Hop flavors are pure bitterness and a lingering spice.
M: As stated before, the malt body is full and creamy for the ABV.
O: Some strong characteristics, but the taste blows it.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2011 22:45:24 | More by dmfrench
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