Malts: Two-row Harrington and Metcalfe pale malts, Munich-10, Moravian, and Caramel 60
Hops: Tettnang Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrueh
Calories: 187 per 12 oz.
Sampled: 12 oz. bottle
Description: "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.” — Samuel Adams
The tasting: Deep amber in color, clear, with plenty of effervescence. It has an off-white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is very malt forward—mainly the caramel and toasted varieties, along with some toffee and light grassy hops. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. It has sweet bready malt in the middle that's balanced by spicy and grassy hop bitterness. Octoberfest is light to medium bodied, has a smooth mouth feel, and finishes with caramel malty goodness. It’s crisp and very drinkable.
Rating: 4 star. Really Good! I want this again! I like Samuel Adams because their beer is consistently solid and is widely available across the country. So when you’re ready to celebrate Oktoberfest, strap on your lederhosen and grab a Samuel Adams Octoberfest!