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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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6,253 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,253
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 776 | 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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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Ben4318, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

robertaddis, Aug 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Smathieu86, Aug 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

DuffDaddy, Aug 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Gu3mom, Nov 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

TheInfamousElGuapo, Nov 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

joesc230, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Zeke14, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

gunner214, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

mattymatt, Oct 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

nate1357, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

SDC1991, Jun 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

K-diddy, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Tamarack22, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +36.2%

MaddDogg84, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

uglyROBBER, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of FlatRabbitRed
4.94/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First off .... I do believe they change the recipe every year, I go through several cases every year. The 2010 Octoberfest was the best they have ever made and the 2011 was not as good!

Some other reviews said it has a citrus quality, thats wrong!

Malty, caramel, with harvest flavors; pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice.

FlatRabbitRed, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of sb3000
4.93/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Call me a sucker for a mass produced Octoberfest, but this brew is awesome! Great color, great malt nose and flavor. This brew is a favorite among malt heads. Spaten is drier, Ayinger is malty yet one dimensional. Sam Adams seems to hit on all cylinders. I buy this beer and cellar it throughout the year. "Never leave home without it!!!!"

sb3000, Nov 03, 2009
Photo of thefullmontiii
4.93/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My personal favorite beer. Wonderfully balanced warm aroma that gently whiffs of the hop character. Beautiful slightly browned head, and a lovely amber color. The warmth of the malt followed by a smoothly bitter hop bite comes on nicely, and leaves only a slight aftertaste making you want more. Not too heavy, but definitely nowhere near what you'd call light. Perfect compliment to a meal, or to be consumed on it's own.

thefullmontiii, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of palffyfan
4.9/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Amber caramel-like with a cm of head that disipated quickly. Beer looks very rich.

Smell - Very fruity aroma, simply an amazing smell. Hard to tell what fruit the smell is, but it is very rich and delightful.

Taste - Milder lager, slightly fruity with no bitterness. Leaves a mild, smooth fruity aftertaste. Very delightful to the mouth. Leaves a tingly sensation in the mouth afterwards.

Drinkability - A fine beer with no aftertaste makes this a delight. Can't wait to finish the rest of my 6-pack.

palffyfan, Feb 04, 2006
Photo of The_Hucklebuck
4.9/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Possibly my favorite beer! Although as a seasonal beer, I wish they could be a little more consistent! The first year I tried it (3 or 4 years ago) It was by far my favorite beer, but it hasn't been quite as good the last couple seasons. Still a great beer though!

The_Hucklebuck, Apr 11, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +33%

Pirate27516, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of TheBishop
4.88/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have always have had disappointing experiences with Sam Adams Brews, but this one is an exception. This is the best Sam Adams Brew I ever had, and is on par or better then the German Octoberfest equivalents. I have been to Germany, actually lived ther for 2 years and this beer i as good or better then any German brew. A good representation of this style

I wished they brewed this year round.

TheBishop, Oct 13, 2007
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4.88/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a smooth brown color leaving a nice head. The taste is a truly tasty carmel maltiness which makes my malt loving mouth genuinely pleased. Drinkability? I've been pounding these bad boys for the past three weeks and I haven't lost my love for em yet.

Hawthorne, Sep 24, 2008
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4.85/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The feel, the taste, the smell...unbelievable. The bottle and look might leave a bit to be desired, but the great taste will more than make up for that. Compared to most Octoberfests, Sam's has a far smoother taste. A bit of bite to it, but not overbearing. I look forward to the fall for two reasons, football and this beer!

sthompson519, Apr 07, 2011
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,253 ratings.