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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,130 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,130
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 45
Gots: 242 | 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.

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jak3676

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3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams - Octoberfest

I'm assuming this one is bottled the same as all their others, in Boston, MA. This is probably the easiest to find Oktoberfestbier in the states. It's about as average as you can come, but that's not a bad thing. Some else was saying its a good way to introduce Americans to the style without being offensive. I'd agree with that - it's good, but not great.

Coming in at only 5.3% ABV this is definately on the light side for the style. Its perfectly clear, with a nice deep amber toward red color. I liked it, it just seemed to be lacking a bit of flavor, not so bad as to call it watered down, but definately missing something.

Only indication of bottling date is a notch out of FEB on the side of the bottle which matches the traditional style perfectly, but maybe that's a "sell by" date?

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 19:52:45 | More by jak3676
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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,130 ratings.