Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Clear, sparkling amber makes for a wonderful inexpensive fall imbibe. Had it not the hints of cheapness that come with a typical consumer beer, it could be so much more. But considering those limitations, it is quite a bit more drinkable than your usual big-name beer. It feels every bit a malty brew, though it regretfully lacks the full aroma of one. The stale, bready smell of the common inflicts itself and ruins the sense of the scent that lingers there.
Something creeps into the flavor as well. Though the initial mouth feel is overwhelmingly and pleasingly malty, smooth, and pleasant, the late twinge of lemony hops could be destined to be a choice in finish...but comes off almost tart. I am one that will not complain about a sticky, malty beer being sticky and malty...and this one seems to want to apologize. In the backlash it comes off citrus, and a little underage. That will be an inherent problem with a beer produced in this volume.
All that said, I could drink this all day. That, I think, is the best part of this bottle: you can't complain that it isn't tasty the first or fifth time in the day. When it is available, it is a low cost joy.
Worth a try, and a weekend.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2008 21:24:41 | More by motleybrew
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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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