This is a great beer for the overall feel of fall. The spices are there but it's not overwhelmingly pumpkin (like many others). Delicious beer to drink by the fire or watching a football game... or really whenever.
I love this beer. I always like to get the seasonal ones and this is by far the best - not a huge fan of the pumpkin Sam Adams because I think it is actually too much flavor - but the Octoberfest is just right.
I really enjoy pumpkin flavored things but this beer was a confusing experience for me. Tasted a little darker than I was anticipating. Definitely tasted like pumpkin but the after taste really threw me off.
We look forward to this more robust version of the Adams collection of brews. Great paired with a hearty stew or a fall concert in the park. Lovely finish without being to heavy. Affordable as they come.
Depends on what you mean by economical. I think it might be a buck or two more expensive than your standard Bud or Bud Light twelve pack. (At least in NY). Even though it is a seasonal beer, it still is Sam Adams, so it's not as expensive as a microbrew or specialty beers. All that said, it's yummy, so definitely worth a try.