Octoberfest by Sam Adams
Available at Wise Guys for $14.99 / 12 pk cans
Beer Style: Octoberfest/Marzen
In the earlier days of brewing beer it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer, (due to spoilage from hotter temps) so brewing ended in March. (Marzen) This beer was refrigerated and the style was condusive to that. Lots of malt flavor.
Appearance: Reddish-copper, with massive head
Aroma: Bread, sweet caramel malt with some apple-like fruit flavoring in background
Mouth-feel: Smooth, light and somewhat creamy
Taste: Caramel malts, almost no hops, bread dough, no alcohol
Overall: When it comes to the American version of Octoberfest, this Sam Adams version is the benchmark for which all others are compared.
This beer has not always tasted the same from year to year. I am glad to report that this version is very similar to last year’s--and is quite tasty. It is a delightfully smooth and easy drinking malt-bomb. This is not to be missed for any regular Octoberfest drinker or if you are new to the style.
Give it a pour, you will not be disappointed.