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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
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5,188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,188
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 48
Gots: 264 | 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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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-26-2013 01:38:20 | More by miwestcoaster
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beertaster13

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice copper red with a tannish head that is about inch thick. Lacing is good. The smell is very apple/dark syrup/molasses malts, very sweet smelling, baked apple pie. The taste is sweet, nice molasses sugar sweet with hints of apple. The hops make the beer not overly sweet. Medium bodied and not bad for a beer you can find at the local supermarket.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2004 04:56:21 | More by beertaster13
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Tywilly132

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-16-2013 02:30:10 | More by Tywilly132
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greggy1972

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-12-2013 16:05:06 | More by greggy1972
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jik18

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-12-2012 05:11:38 | More by jik18
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-17-2012 11:02:21 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Sbjeff

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-24-2014 12:11:12 | More by Sbjeff
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reefa

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-08-2014 01:47:50 | More by reefa
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ZepHead80

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-23-2014 22:14:36 | More by ZepHead80
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CommanderCob

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-07-2013 02:41:07 | More by CommanderCob
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-11-2013 15:29:19 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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redwolf1

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Appearance is a nice rich copper with very little head that basically disappeared after I poured it. No lacing what so ever.
S-There is a subtle spiciness, probably from the hops, that can be detected with hints of maltball.
T&M-As for taste and feel, I must say it goes down smooth, rather syrupy-like or even molasses-like. Remaining flavors after one takes a sip remain around the edge of the tongue as opposed to darker, stronger beers, which can overwhelm the tastebuds and attack the back of the throat.
D-Sam Adams Octoberfest is a very drinkable beer with a nice toasty finish. Not overly strong based on the mild hops, which allows one to get through a six pack. Though for some, the malt flavor may be a drawback after a couple of beers. After a few, it may come across as fairly heavy. Nevertheless, it is one of the better Octoberfests for the price in my opinion, granted I got this bottle from a buddy of mine. Apparently, Sam Adams Octoberfest is bought up pretty fast in my area, just another testament to its own drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2005 04:17:57 | More by redwolf1
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blackcompg

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours over 2 fingers of light mocha head which fades quickly, body is a bright translucent orange copper, leaves broken webbed lacing on the inside of the glass.

Smell - Light pit fruits, lightly roasted malts, light earthy hops, light roasted toffee.

Taste - Much like the nose, a good balance of light toffee, light roasted malt, and some earthy hops. Light minerals and slight bitter earthiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Lighter side of medium, medium carb is smooth on the center of the tongue with a few bright edges along the sides, very drinkable.

Overall - A decent representative of the style, the mixed 12pk has some nice offerings. Good price point and very easy to find.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 02:56:13 | More by blackcompg
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Nickcal

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-22-2014 03:02:11 | More by Nickcal
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deviousdannyg

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-01-2013 22:32:19 | More by deviousdannyg
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-20-2012 17:30:16 | More by SlowWideTurns
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-19-2013 20:36:15 | More by Fargrow
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pacothrash

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured amber golden color with a small head. Nice smell with a caramel malty taste. This is a very drinkable Marzen and was a plesant surprise to find at a number of restaurants this past September - November. Even though I like Great Lakes or Old Dominion better I will look for this bear again this September.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 02:05:59 | More by pacothrash
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pentasyllabic


3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-24-2012 22:15:00 | More by pentasyllabic
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dychoi

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-30-2012 10:18:54 | More by dychoi
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-16-2013 15:33:49 | More by GeoffreyM
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-12-2012 16:36:15 | More by Lare453
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wesley777

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-09-2014 04:06:09 | More by wesley777
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Bfarr

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange highlights on amber with thin tan head. Light floral tea and biscuit. Smooth malt toast and tea bite. Slight hop linger and a little toasty. Light smooth feel with light carbonation.

Light subtle flavors make an easy drinking Oktoberfest. Not much on the aroma. Flavors are subtle to the point of elusive taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 23:40:17 | More by Bfarr
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-24-2014 22:58:10 | More by jodybrutal
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,188 ratings.