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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,194 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,194
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 49
Gots: 270 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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bluemoonswoon

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4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer from the Harvest Fest pack (side bar: I really like what Sam Adams is doing with these). 12 oz bottle poured into a 6oz tasting glass.

A: Clear, and dare I say/exaggerate it, pumpkin orange? Yes that's a bit of a stretch, its more of a copper/stained wood kind of color. Head

S: Aroma alludes to an incredible sweetness/richness that comes through but is lost every slightly in the taste department. Touches of sweet bread dough and that underlying, earthy, dampen sweetness I'd say is akin to freshly turned soil, but in reality is impossible to describe with any clarity. It just smells like a sweet, malty beer, it is an entirely unique aroma that only a beer can possess.

T/MF: Not quite why octoberfests get such a bad rap on this site. The beer is perfectly suited for an early fall day, full bodied, smooth and immensely drinkable. Tastes are nuanced, with traces of tobacco (a kind of earthy, damp, sweetness) and caramel. Very sweet.

D: A pleasure to sit with and sip or drink by the pitcherfull if you have an empty stomach. I may not enjoy the coming winter but at least I can relish in the waning days of summer and usher in the turning of the leaves with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 01:09:49 | More by bluemoonswoon
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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,194 ratings.