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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,264 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,264
Reviews: 2,005
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 782 | 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 zdk9
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Into the mug with gusto- a finger of cream white head atop a deep bronze colored liquid.

S- A weak smell with some notes of generic soft wheat bread, and malt syrup. I realize a mug might not be the most conducive to aromas, but even so I'm really struggling to pick up much of anything.

T- Here the beer shines through- there's caramel, overripe cherry, sourdough bread. A good bit of malt flavors, and some bitter earthy hops to boot. Mostly the caramel is the strongest, but not in an overbearing way at all.

M- Fairly sweet and syruppy. I think I could live with that in a stronger beer/O-fest, but it doesn't quite fit this one.

O- A decent Ofest with some good flavors, just not quite enough power in the aroma, and the mouthfeel was kind of off for me.

zdk9, Oct 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

zaptone, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

wcu80, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JohnBender, Aug 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

wcl113, Aug 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ScottK22, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JJFordick, Sep 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Simko1209, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BabaBeer, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

sendsilk, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mjenkins5, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

daverdave, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

kinmundy77, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bobojuice, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of weaselchew
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

weaselchew, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of JunkYardJake
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to pint glass.
Amber in color with sharp clarity. Smells of caramel malts and German yeast. Palate is mild and clean with a good malt profile. Nothing that wows the tongue but works well and is pretty tasty. Good body and mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking lager with a nice flavor profile.

JunkYardJake, Sep 08, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

baconfromwalmart, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

RWMIT, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

OBMM1, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

scanny24, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -Poured a nice amber color and had nice white head to it.

Smell -Malts with a slight hint of hops

Taste -High malt flavor with hint of spices and hops

Mouthfeel -Medium body with a medium carbonation.

Drinkability -I love Sam Adams Oktoberfest it's a good beer.

Beerbuddha, Sep 08, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tubeyes, Sep 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

arash1000, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jpaulsen, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

still_thedragon, Sep 02, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,264 ratings.