Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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A: Pours a clear copper color with a one finger tan head. Lots of carbonation visible in the glass.

S: Lots of sweet, toasted malt upfront. Some nuttiness and a bit of yeast as well.

T: A pretty solid rich malty flavor throughout with some almond paste, slight hop bite, toasted wheat bread and some buttered toast. Not bad at all.

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2 bottles poured into 1 liter dimpled glass.

Appearance: Dark copper color with 2 finger head that dissipates fairly quickly, minimal lacing.

Smell: Sweet malts, some spiciness

Taste: Malty sweetness, some caramel flavors, slight hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Light body, some carbonation

Overall: A nice change up from my steady diet of hop heavy beers. I know fall is around the corner when I start seeing this beer.

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P:  Beautiful glazed copper body that looks similar to orange jello. Fast fading inch of foamy off white orange tinted head that dissolves to almost nothing. Slow moving carbonation. 

S:  Rich roasted malts, syrup, candy sugar, caramel, honey wheat bread, spices, hawaiian sweet rolls, toasted grains, mild citrus oils. 

T/M:  Taste follows the nose with rich and full flavor roasted malts. Sweet but mellow and earthy with almost pumpkin pie spices. Full bodied and sticky to the mouth with a good sting of carbonation and a semi dry whisper of herbal hops at the end. 

O:  This was one of my first beers from the Boston Beer Company that I tried and loved. I look forward to this every year. Its a mellow but rich beer that packs loads of complex flavors that are well mingled together and very refined. I have yet to try many oktoberfest/Marzen but I look forward to expanding my horizon. Until then old Sam keeps me pretty happy. 

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,698 ratings