Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Beer pours a deep copper color, definitely a few shades darker than regular Boston Lager. Smells like a good marzen should, malty with hints off toffee, very very faint alcohol in the nose. Taste is a nice interplay between the caramel sweetness of the malts, but with slight bitterness, from the darker roasted malts (five in all) along with a clean dash of hops on the tongue. This is really a harmony of different flavors, which honestly, can be a bit much at times, at least, the style in general can be. That is not saying that this is not a great beer, which if it weren't so darn rich and full, could be drunk in large amounts in true Oktoberfest style. I've had a good handful of the German ones and this one holds it own!

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 7,477 ratings.
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