Brewery: Boston Beer Company
Oktoberfest started originally as a 16 day party to commemorate a German royal wedding back in 1810. Since then it has grown to become a pilgrimage for all beer lovers everywhere. Based in Munich, the festival has grown and now has it reach all around the world. Breweries in other countries such as England and USA like to produce their own variant Oktoberfest beers to join in on the action. I took the Samuel Adams Oktoberfest beer into the selection because I’m a fan of the brewery and I wanted a beer that wasnt German to compare the traditional brews against.
The beer was golden bronze and had a slight creamy head to it that stuck around for a while. When swirled it had a light to medium body that coated the glass. The carbonation with evident but not overly so. The smell was simply delicious, with a pleasant easy sweetness to it. Toffee, caramel, malt and sultanas were all present and blended their aromas nicely. The light sweetness continued into the tasting, with the toffee and malt the prominent flavours. A slight spicy hop note lingered on the back of the tongue after swallowing but this beer is mainly all about the sweetness.
I really enjoyed this beer it must be said. It was easy to drink, with nice dried fruit notes and generally just easy to drink. The American brewery have produced a nice lager that I have bought again and will continue to do so. I don’t think I could drink it for 16 straight days but I could give it a go I’m sure. This is definitely worth a try.