Beer Review - Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Brewed By: Boston Beer Company

Backyard Oktoberfest
Overall: 80%
Overall Score
Overall: 83.7%

Backyard Oktoberfest Review:
Pours a rich copper with a 1 1/2 to 2 inch head. The smell was perfect as this was my first Oktoberfest beer of the season. Smelled of roasted malts and bread. The taste of the malts was readily apparent with a touch of caramel and slight hops. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and was easy to drink.

I think Sam nailed it with this style. I gave it the same points as its American's counter-part Shiner. However, the overall taste is smoother which I think goes more along the lines of what the Germans' intended. Best value?

This beer is very malty in a good way. It has a nice finish with a creamy mouthfeel. It is a good American version of the Oktoberfest style.

Eric Bramwell of White Pointer Brewery
Decent head - Good lacing - mild aroma, very mild - very drinkable - well balanced - copper colored - one of my favorite Oktoberfests

Kristin Pittro
Great lacing and very malty. Smooth taste and a great fall beer.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

ABV: 5.3%

2012 Oktoberfest Beers are Finally Hitting the Shelves

Today made for a better than usual Monday when I was grocery shopping and saw the first 2012 Oktoberfest beers on the shelves. Although not being from Germany, they were a pleasant sight to see and had to be purchased immediately. I'll have to check back in a few days to see if there are any more at my local liquor store.

The good news is I did not review either of these beers last year so I will have some homework to do in the upcoming days. Happy Monday everyone!