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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,490 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,490
Reviews: 1,939
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 59
Gots: 435 | 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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Slay40

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-20-2013 00:46:31 | More by Slay40
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-02-2014 20:56:25 | More by carlmoberg
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ZepHead80

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-27-2013 21:01:07 | More by LibraLady
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ryand14

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-08-2013 00:22:41 | More by ryand14
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joex444

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-16-2012 00:48:45 | More by joex444
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-15-2014 03:13:04 | More by _morandi_
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AJ_Nyit

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-22-2013 17:47:44 | More by AJ_Nyit
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-28-2012 20:22:01 | More by Dunkelhund
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Codytucker13

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-06-2012 03:37:16 | More by Codytucker13
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-05-2014 18:08:25 | More by WuBByG999
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dalepryor

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-07-2013 22:26:08 | More by dalepryor
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

I need to apologize to Sam because I bought this a bit past the month of expiration, but I don't think it affects this review. The pour seemed quite robust and a nice head came up without coaxing. The head did dissipate a little too quickly and not much lacing was present. Nice caramel malt aroma with a background of hops. The flavor was very nice and gave off hints of malt and bread, but these were well balanced by the light hopping. Crisp finish; quite dry. Very enjoyable, drinkable beer. I will seek it out next year when it's released again.

04-17-2003 19:52:26 | More by AtLagerHeads
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Uncledoobz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-24-2014 21:45:18 | More by Uncledoobz
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Nikk

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-10-2014 13:24:11 | More by Nikk
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jeremy3311

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-03-2013 15:34:24 | More by jeremy3311
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sean05luvb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-18-2012 16:55:49 | More by sean05luvb
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Joefisherman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-15-2012 14:35:45 | More by Joefisherman
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polopaul20

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-07-2014 21:52:01 | More by polopaul20
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Fellysmarts

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-06-2014 02:04:39 | More by Fellysmarts
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Radome

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-21-2013 18:19:31 | More by Radome
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-05-2013 23:17:46 | More by michaelfcasey
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WKyle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-25-2013 21:21:06 | More by WKyle
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Clear orange with a nice 2-inch foamy white head. Lots of small, speedy bubbles of carbonation rush to the top of the glass. Head retention is good, lots of sticky lacing clings to the glass.

S: Rich smells of caramel, bread, and toffee. Light citric and herbal Noble hops. Sweet overall.

T: Caramel and toffee. Grassy, citric hops are more apparent than they were in the nose. Finishes with all of these flavors working in tandem, as well as some drier bready and grainy malts.

M: Moderate with good carbonation. Crisp and creamy.

D: Good, but not as easily quaffable as other examples of the style.

Notes: A decent beer. Distinct caramel aromas and flavors are a bit too dominant, but otherwise this is a solid offering. I actually enjoyed this year's batch much more than past releases. This beer is everywhere, but I find that I actually enjoy it out of the bottle much more than on tap. It often seems bland and watered down on tap, for whatever reason.

11-11-2010 18:26:59 | More by ryan1788a5
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shick1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-20-2012 21:02:21 | More by shick1
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,490 ratings.