Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,565 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,565
Reviews: 2,022
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 76
Gots: 952 | FT: 1
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I look forward to this beer every year and this years effort is one of the best in recent memory. Pours a deep coppery orange with a big fluffy head. Nice sweet, toasty malt aroma with hints of caramel and biscuit. Taste is very smooth and with a little more the malty sweetness than hop bitterness as it should be. Slight warming from the alcohol. Very drinkable on a cool autumn day. Good tailgating beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, bright shiny copper body, lively carbonation streams, topped by four fingers of off-white froth.

Aroma of fresh bread, and freshly mowed hay and grass. Not a huge nose, but an inviting one.

Rich caramelly malt start, with some depth to it, sweet without cloying. Earthy, noble hops follow to balance the sweet without overpowering, and deliver a satisfying snap at the finish. Sweet and bitter merge and entwine and ride off into the aftertaste together. Shows that clean and crisp can have flavor.

Good light/medium mouthfeel. Good drinkability, though maybe a bit too heavy for unlimited liters.

A solid widely available American version of the classic Octoberfests. Prost !

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I've been drinking Sam Adams Octoberfest for five seasons now, and it never disappoints. With its auburn color and thin head it looks tasty in a chilled mug(my dad's trusty Stroh's mug to be exact.)

It smells hoppy, with hints of various spices. Taste-wise it hits the the tongue and you get a tangy pinch on the taste buds. Malts, hops, and various autumn spices create a refreshing experience. It's not a heavy beer, so they go down smooth. The colder the better.

For me, Sam Adams Octoberfest is a fall tradition, like Halloween and the changing of the leaves. Without it autumn wouldn't be the same.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My personal favorite Sam Adam's beer, too bad its a seasonal. Beautiful dark, orange color. Smell is of rich malts and spices. Taste is full, yet mellow, slightly hoppy and very malty with some nice spices coming through. Very solid all around beer, will buy it again and again as long as it's in season.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,565 ratings.