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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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6,644 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,644
Reviews: 2,042
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 83
Gots: 1,147 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

a: its a very clear dark amber color with some hints of brown and low ruby red. 3 finger white somewhat-rocky head

s: malts, malts malts. caramel, sweet toffee, hint of baking sugar. a very faint hint of dark fruit

t: not as overly sweet as the aroma indicated. there is definitely a ton of malts in here - caramel, toffee, light brown sugar. but there is also a pretty big, what i'll call, lager quality in here. almost like a bready cracker. perhaps the yeast? finishes with a bunch more malt toffee sweetness, and something with a hint of bitterness; like a very faint earthy leaf bitterness.

m: its a medium moth feel. on the lower side of medium carbonation

o: it is what it is. i know people seem to polarize around this beer, but its an easy drinker that is loaded with malts. its not too complex, and it may not be the truest to the style, but its a nice drinker after a day of work when you don't want to think too much about what you're drinking

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma is full of caramel malt and some hoppiness. Definitely what I'd expect.

Taste is pretty straight forward. Caramel malts abound, though not sticky sweet...somewhat metallic as well. A small amount of hops are present, though pretty minor. Some grain is also apparent at the end. A little bit of stickiness stays around on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel somewhat thinner than I expected, to be honest. Not as sweet as I'd hoped, though still tasty and good enough for quaffing.

I recommend this beer as a solid Octoberfest. It may only be August but I cannot wait until fall!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,644 ratings.