Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle acquired via the Fall Harvest Variety Pack, poured into a standard nonic.
A: Surprisingly dark orange/amber hue for a lager. Very translucent. A moderate white head on top that dissipated quickly. Carbonation readily visible.
S: Caramel malt. Toffee and bready notes, with a touch of barley sweetness. All at a moderate level.
T: Taste follows the nose. Caramel malt is outspoken here. A breadiness and lingering sweetness arrive somewhere near the midpoint and last to the finish.
M: Relatively light, but with considerably more heft than most others I've had within this style. Carbonation is exceptional.
D/O: The caramel malt really does it for me here. Perhaps my favorite example of a style that, by-and-large, I find to run too-thin-and-overly-sweet. The caramel/amber malt gives it some heft, and there may even be a touch of hops on the back end, even if it's just slightly. Far from my favorite Sam Adams offering, but my-to if/when celebrating Oktoberfest.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2012 20:23:11 | More by psuKinger
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