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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

5,574 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,574
Reviews: 1,946
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 62
Gots: 476 | 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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alesaram

Guam

2/5  rDev -45.5%

10-16-2012 02:47:40 | More by alesaram
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Djenx

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.5%

07-18-2012 18:03:59 | More by Djenx
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Gardmark59

Michigan

2/5  rDev -45.5%

02-11-2013 20:18:28 | More by Gardmark59
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GDPete

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.5%

10-11-2013 20:25:32 | More by GDPete
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -45.5%

03-20-2013 23:37:46 | More by BGsWo22
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gnikola

Serbia

2/5  rDev -45.5%

01-17-2013 14:17:36 | More by gnikola
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.5%

01-31-2012 04:47:19 | More by slimntubbs
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.5%

04-09-2012 20:31:59 | More by smartassboiler
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Salud24

New York

2/5  rDev -45.5%

09-29-2013 21:14:56 | More by Salud24
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TobinMitnick

New York

2/5  rDev -45.5%

01-30-2012 21:42:05 | More by TobinMitnick
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holysin

Idaho

2/5  rDev -45.5%

Pours and smells lovely but is shockingly sweet. If you, like I, don't like sweet beers stay away despite the high ba rating and respectful abv.

09-01-2014 04:11:54 | More by holysin
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crenegar

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -45.5%

Regardless of everything else the problem here is the HUGE diacetyl presence. Had a sixtel of this on at my house for about 2 weeks and really tried to get around it but could not. returned it for a keg of Ramstein O'fest and this is much better. A friend had the smae issue and the 2 places in the area I tried it on tap it was the same way. Not nearly as noticeable in bottles. Question is...is this lack of quality control at certain brewing sites? I believe they are brewing in the Lehigh Valley now at the old Rolling Rock place but not sure. This is the second year in a row where the diacetly presence has been overwhelming, a shame because this used to be one of my favorite seasonals from them.

10-21-2009 18:38:28 | More by crenegar
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TheLongBeachBum

California

2/5  rDev -45.5%

Lots of blurb, advertising and fanfare; So I bought some to try.
Oh No, what a huge, bitter disappointment - if you can pardon the pun.

A massive foaming head that at one point threatened Mug-Mutiny. But it laced the glass well, and had an inviting look. Aromas are… Where are the aromas?????? Hmmm… (Deep Sniff). Poured a clear looking, deep Amber-Reddish Color, that again, looked very good, no complaints there. Still, No Aroma though (Deeper Sniff) … I’m trying. Initial taste is of a sickly sweetish, bee… nah - fluid. Weird. What the heck is this supposed to be?, its not like any Märzen/Oktoberfest I have had before. I get some hops in the middle but not many, perhaps just one. Where the hell is that Aroma?? (Snorting the Beer now!!) - Nope still can’t find it. Very lightweight mouth feel, that disappears almost instantaneously. Some cloyiness in the residual tastes, more annoying than pleasurable.
Is this an Oktoberfest LITE ???????

My friends in England, would say of this beer that, “It is all mouth, and no trousers”.
Mediocre or, perhaps, I just do not “understand” this beer??!??? I don’t know. But I do know I don't like it.

Promises, but just does not deliver for me. It will NOT be purchased again!!.

10-16-2002 20:41:07 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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purppy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.5%

12-03-2012 01:52:33 | More by purppy
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.5%

12-02-2012 00:50:17 | More by wingnutz27
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Iowa

2/5  rDev -45.5%

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Texas

2/5  rDev -45.5%

06-08-2013 16:21:52 | More by RedWeizen83
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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Nevada

2/5  rDev -45.5%

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Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.5%

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tgraven

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -45.5%

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New York

2/5  rDev -45.5%

10-06-2013 05:04:24 | More by ghostdog
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Brutus627

Maine

2/5  rDev -45.5%

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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -45.5%

01-21-2012 20:56:58 | More by MammothTarantula
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,574 ratings.