Samuel Adams Octoberfest

This beer is Samuel Adams Octoberfest, 5.3% ABV from Boston, Massachusetts. I know it’s not October yet, but this was the last new beer. This Octoberfest pours a brown, darker caramel color with a thin beige one-finger fizzy head. The aroma is malty, caramel with a light bread aroma. The taste is caramel sweetness and a bread/nut smooth flavor. This Samuel Adams finish with a sweet note but not much else. The aftertaste is pretty much the same Samuel Adams Octoberfest isn’t a terrible beer. It’s not that good either. I say it’s a D+. After drinking, this beer there wasn’t anything that stood out or made me want to have another. The flavors were thin and artificial. I’ve had way better Octoberfest beers than this. I would not try this. Samual Adams doesn’t necessarily brew terrible beer. This beer happens to be one that I did not enjoy. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecktoberfest Märzen Lager

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecktoberfest Märzen Lager, 5.4% ABV is from one of the oldest brewers here in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a Gold European Beer Star winner. Mecktoberfest pours a lighter copper orange color with one and a half white finger head with a steady fade to it. The aroma is semi sweet with a bit of malt and faint bread note. Now the flavor is wha t you’d expect from an Octoberfest beer with nice light sweet malt led notes with a nice lager flavor. Mecktoberfest finishes crisp with a hint of malt and some lager and it has a nice light sweet lager after taste all with a medium mouthfeel. This is only available during the end of September and all throughout October. It’s a good solid Octoberfest beer that I give an A. It is one that is really worth trying. It is not to heavy with any one flavor or heavy over all. I always in enjoy a good Olde Mecklenburg Brewery beer. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Foothills Brewing Oktoberfest

Foothills Brewing Oktoberfest, 5.8% ABV picked up from my local Harris Teeter grocery store is a seasonal from the Winston-Salem based brewery. Prince Ludwig was a man of the people, which is why when he married in 1810, he invited the entire town of Munich. That is where Oktoberfest celebration comes from. Foothills Brewing Oktoberfest pours a deep red/brown color with a two finger white head that disappears quickly giving off malty sweet aromas with a faint barely-there hop note that takes to a flavor that is similar to the aroma with a malted sweet flavor that has a little hint of hoppy dark fruits, but just barely so, with a sticky finish that linger into a sweet and sticky aftertaste, with a slightly full mouth feel. Foothills Brewing Oktoberfest is a good beer a B, and I would not expect anything different from Foothills, they brew such great beers time and time again. I’ve not really had a bad beer from them. This, there Oktoberfest is a beer that you could drink a six pack of but not much more than that because I think the malty quality would then be to much, but one that you could really celebrate Prince Ludwig with and I hope you try it! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: Thomas Creek Brewing Octoberfest Lager

Originally posted on August 22nd, 2013


Each year the beer world celebrates October fest, by brewing up Oktoberfest beer, which is either called, fest beer or Märzen (March). This type of beer was kept cool in a cave until October and brewed with higher gravity so they would keep. This particular beer is Thomas Creek Octoberfest Lager 6.0% ABV, from Greenville South Carolina. This Thomas Creek Octoberfest pours a nice bight copper/amber color with a finger and a half of whitish head that is dissipated at a quick pace. Some light came through the glass, with a nice amount of carbonation bubbles. The aroma is big with a nice malty caramel scent with the faintest hop note. The taste on Octoberfest Lager is sweet with a caramel malt flavor up front, and then toward the back, you get the faintest hoppy flavor that quickly turns sweet. Then mouthfeel is light to medium, with a nice sweet caramel malt flavor. The aftertaste is sweet with a hint of very light vanilla and malty flavor. I have to say this beer is surprisingly good and well brewed, so this is an A beer. This Tomas creek is not overly sweet and malty, but just enough to keep this beer tasting good. I would surely recommend that you try this beer! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: Thomas Creek Brewing Company Octoberfest Lager

Originally posted on August 22nd, 2013.

Each year the beer world celebrates October fest, by brewing up Oktoberfest beer, which is either called, fest beer or Märzen (March). This type of beer was kept cool in a cave until October and brewed with higher gravity so they would keep. This particular beer is Thomas Creek Octoberfest Lager 6.0% ABV, from Greenville South Carolina. This Thomas Creek Octoberfest pours a nice bight copper/amber color with a finger and a half of whitish head that dissipates at a quick pace. Some light came through the glass, with a nice amount of carbonation bubbles. The aroma is big with a nice malty caramel scent with the faintest hop note. The taste on Octoberfest Lager is sweet with a caramel malt flavor up front, and then toward the back, you get the faintest hoppy flavor that quickly turns sweet. Then mouthfeel is light to medium, with a nice sweet caramel malt flavor. The aftertaste is sweet with a hint of very light vanilla and malty flavor. I have to say this beer is surprisingly good and well brewed, so this is an A beer. This Tomas creek is not overly sweet and malty, but just enough to keep this beer tasting good. I would surely recommend that you try this beer! Cheers! Please Enjoy Responsibly!