Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.38/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
My favorite fall beer! Even though it's not fall yet in Florida, I saw it in the store today and had to pick up a 12 pack for $13.99... here goes the first one:
a- pours a dark brown/gold with a 1/2" head - leaves lacing that falls after a few seconds.
s- not to much here. i get some hints of malts, but nothing stands out.
t- similar to the boston lager, but more on the malty side, but still balanced. The malt flavors really jump out: oak, cream, and spice. While the hops are pretty mild, they are still noticeable and give it a slightly bitter finish, which really smooths the deal out.
m- on the light side, lots of carbonation
d- you can certainly stick with octoberfest for the evening. You're gonna want more than one - no doubt. A great beer to drink on the first cool days of the season (even though that's still months away here in FL. It's currently 90 degrees)
an additional note- ive got to say this first beer isnt as good as i remember it being in years past. It seems much lighter, almost that watered down feel. This could be due to two things- first i had really high expectations for this beer, as i enjoy it so much every fall, and second, as the flavors, feel, and "mood" of this beer are geared towards cooler weather, I think that cool days are an essential element for enjoying it the way it was intended to be enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2009 22:35:28 | More by wesl56
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