Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
a: its a very clear dark amber color with some hints of brown and low ruby red. 3 finger white somewhat-rocky head
s: malts, malts malts. caramel, sweet toffee, hint of baking sugar. a very faint hint of dark fruit
t: not as overly sweet as the aroma indicated. there is definitely a ton of malts in here - caramel, toffee, light brown sugar. but there is also a pretty big, what i'll call, lager quality in here. almost like a bready cracker. perhaps the yeast? finishes with a bunch more malt toffee sweetness, and something with a hint of bitterness; like a very faint earthy leaf bitterness.
m: its a medium moth feel. on the lower side of medium carbonation
o: it is what it is. i know people seem to polarize around this beer, but its an easy drinker that is loaded with malts. its not too complex, and it may not be the truest to the style, but its a nice drinker after a day of work when you don't want to think too much about what you're drinking
08-19-2014 03:30:20 | More by hopsputin
4/5 rDev +9%
A: Clear filtered orange colour with lots of bubbles. Huge 6 finger orange cream coloured head with large and small bubbles.
S: Apple juice, lager yeasts, this style is the gamey scent and taste of lagers, a stronger more rustic scent than your average German lager. This version captures that.
T: Light sweetness with the same gamey strong lager taste combined with lager yeasts, dough like bready quality, fusel like as well. A great job.
M: Medium thick bready body, little carbonation. Slightly syrupy.
O: An excellent version of this brew. Got it in Kalamazoo at Tiffany’s, drinking it in Port Huron.
08-18-2014 01:50:47 | More by patre_tim
4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
Poured bottle into glass. 5.3%abv
Appearance- A lively, vibrant burnt orange, ironically the same hue as the Fall foliage. A thick two finger head with good retention and carbonation.
Smell- Smells of a fresh bready malt with sweet caramel notes in the background. A bit of peppery spice as well.
Taste- Sweet malty flavor with caramel and a bit of sugar prominent. Some dryness in the back end with a touch of corn as well which tells you this is still a lager if you weren't already aware octoberfest are. Finishes smooth with the ever so slightest detection of hops.
Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation. The beer is thin but has enough taste that it is not watery. Easy drinking.
Overall- A fine example of the style that highlights the Fall Season. Full of flavor with an outstanding malt flavor. Great Marzen.
08-18-2014 01:49:56 | More by PA-hunter
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,392 ratings.