Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
I need to apologize to Sam because I bought this a bit past the month of expiration, but I don't think it affects this review. The pour seemed quite robust and a nice head came up without coaxing. The head did dissipate a little too quickly and not much lacing was present. Nice caramel malt aroma with a background of hops. The flavor was very nice and gave off hints of malt and bread, but these were well balanced by the light hopping. Crisp finish; quite dry. Very enjoyable, drinkable beer. I will seek it out next year when it's released again.
04-17-2003 19:52:26 | More by AtLagerHeads
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
A: Clear orange with a nice 2-inch foamy white head. Lots of small, speedy bubbles of carbonation rush to the top of the glass. Head retention is good, lots of sticky lacing clings to the glass.
S: Rich smells of caramel, bread, and toffee. Light citric and herbal Noble hops. Sweet overall.
T: Caramel and toffee. Grassy, citric hops are more apparent than they were in the nose. Finishes with all of these flavors working in tandem, as well as some drier bready and grainy malts.
M: Moderate with good carbonation. Crisp and creamy.
D: Good, but not as easily quaffable as other examples of the style.
Notes: A decent beer. Distinct caramel aromas and flavors are a bit too dominant, but otherwise this is a solid offering. I actually enjoyed this year's batch much more than past releases. This beer is everywhere, but I find that I actually enjoy it out of the bottle much more than on tap. It often seems bland and watered down on tap, for whatever reason.
11-11-2010 18:26:59 | More by ryan1788a5
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,490 ratings.