July 20, 2017

Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

B- / 3.1
Samuel Adams Octoberfest

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.

Flavor: Smooth with a deep malt complexity. Lightly hopped for a smooth sweet finish.
Color: Deep red amber
Original Gravity: 13.6° Plato
Alcohol by Wt: 4.1%ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 183
Malt Varieties: Two-row Harrington and Metcalfe pale malts, Munich-10, Moravian, and Caramel 60
Hop Varieties: Tettnang Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams lager yeast
Availability: Seasonal (August – October)
First Brewed: 1989

Santiam – A Samuel Adams R&D Beer

A- / 4.0

I tasted this while Touring Sam Adams in Boston. It’s a research and development beer, which they are currently calling Santiam after the hops they are using.