Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Octoberfest Märzen / Oktoberfest at 5.3% ABV
Pours a clear deep amber with a short finger of white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. Nose is toffee and bread toasted malt with just a very little nuttiness and spice. Taste is similar, starting sweet and finishing mild bitter. Medium to full body, moderate sustained carbonation, and a dry-ish finish.
Nothing too thrilling. Good for a mass-market beer, not bad for a Märzen, and certainly not a terrible lager – but ultimately a lager. At the end of the day, there’s not a lot here to challenge or excite.