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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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6,479 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,479
Reviews: 2,012
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 76
Gots: 896 | 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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Photo of FlyingKelly
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

FlyingKelly, Nov 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Harkrank, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Amalak
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: copper, decent, bubbly head.

S: nutty aroma.

T: Pumpkin hints and a slight bitterness, but zesty. One of the better Octoberfests in my opinion.

M: It's good but nothing overwhelming.

D: Nicely flavored and easy to drink.

There are better Octoberfests out there. But this one is still very good and it is especially nice because it is easy to find.

Amalak, Oct 01, 2007
Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

largadeer, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 1/16/12

Appearance: A very clear, dark copper - starts off with a off-white head, fades to a ring, very minimal carbonation

Smell: Mild - grains, lightly toasted malts - some toffee and sweet malts - some hints of lager yeast, not much else

Taste: Bready and grainy malts - an unexpectedly interesting range of malts, from dry and toasted to pale and sweet - some toffee, caramel malts - some bitterness - a strange fruitiness, too

Mouthfeel: Medium, nice carbonation, smooth

Overall: Not bad at all

Back in 2008 I bought a six-pack of this and the last couple of bottles were almost a drain pour. This bottle, which I just reviewed, has been sitting in my fridge since late 2011... And it's really not bad. The Marzen style is definitely not my favorite, but for what it is, this isn't bad. A bit too sweet, and a bit boring, but I don't have much to complain about.

angrybabboon, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Blanco
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Blanco, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

st9647v3, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of mechanicalprints
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

A- Dark ruby red as Sam Adams says on their site. Had a frothy, 1 finger head that died. Head was rocky and pillowy. Egg shell colored head.

S- Big malts. Toffee like sweetness, toasted notes. Brown bread crust.

T- Light hop presence. Toffee like sweetness. Toasty. Has graininess as well. Lightly fruity.

M- Medium on the body. It is crisp clean and refreshing. Not quite as dry as American lagers.

Overall you can tell that your drinking an American interpretation of the classic fest beer from Germany. It's got standard Octoberfest flavors, but with a bit more hop presence and a fruity taste. Not bad at all, but not one I need to rush out to get this fall.

ThomasMetal75, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of salthemonster
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

salthemonster, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Matt_Felix, Oct 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

civicm87, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bismarksays, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear amber/brown with two finger head.

S-Lots of malt and some caramel notes and even some alcohol?

T-Rather malty, some caramel, brown sugar and some spices.

M-Medium bodied, with some carbonation.

O-An average run of the mill Oktoberfest. Nothing to special but nothing off putting.

rlee1390, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of bob_d_j
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bob_d_j, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

NickBeery, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

kilobees, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dipso123, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

EL48823, Jan 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

elkinbrown, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

DiscGolfRobot, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Badger6, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of markjarema11
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

markjarema11, Feb 05, 2014
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,479 ratings.