From The Brewery:
Brewed with five varieties of malted barley for a big, rich flavor.
The first thing you notice when pouring a glass of this seasonal beer is the color. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest has a rich, deep reddish amber hue which itself is reflective of the season. Samuel Adams Octoberfest masterfully blends together five roasts of malt to create a delicious harmony of sweet flavors including caramel and toffee. The malt is complimented by the elegant bitterness imparted by the Bavarian Noble hops. Samuel Adams Octoberfest provides a wonderful transition from the lighter beers of summer to the heartier brews of winter.
Appearance: Enjoyed from a bottle in the Sam Adam’s perfect pintglass – Poured strong with a thick fluffy white head. The beer shone in a bright rust orange with lively carbonation. Very inviting!
Smell:Sweet toasty malts with a slight metallic hop along with a hint of bread yeast.
Taste:Toasted malt sweetness with a bit of herbal hops on the end. A drying finish leaves your mouth coated with a sweet toffee to bread flavor. Yeast character comes through a bit more as it warms up.
Mouthfeel:Creamy smooth, lively. Medium bodied; perfect for this style.
Notes:This year, they got it dead on. Perfect balance on the flavor, the mouthfeel had the perfect weight with that creamy head, and the drinkability is through the roof.