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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,542 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,542
Reviews: 1,943
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 61
Gots: 461 | 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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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.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,542 ratings.