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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,977 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,977
Reviews: 1,975
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 654 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.3%

smurphy493, Monday at 08:14 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.67/5  rDev 0%

wickid4, Monday at 06:59 PM
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

A lot of people like this beer. I have had it several times before, but I thought I would give this one a second going over considering its in season.

Pours amber with a fair amount of head.

Caramel notes come through, sweet, not a lot going on in the aroma department. Of course do any Marzen's?

Taste: Fairly mundane, I really don't know why I keep buying these beers. They really don't have a lot going on, but I get into the whole seasonal kick of trying new styles. I personally think they are heavy lagers, (which they are) but that is what I do like about a lager, they are crisp. These are just too sweet for my personal palate. Sam is alright, I have had better but none in my opinion are outstanding beers. However, I do know people who love this style and hate the IPA's and stouts that I love.

Overall: This is an average beer. Its not a drain pour, but not really worth seeking out, if on sale or in their fall mixed 12 pack for a super deal like I got, then go for it!

humuloner22, Monday at 04:56 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

classixIII, Monday at 02:30 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

SkiSailRide, Monday at 02:09 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

CreedeSon, Monday at 02:02 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Tsar_Riga, Sunday at 11:27 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Denzo, Sunday at 10:55 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Bishtx, Sunday at 04:06 PM
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3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

HopBomb515, Sunday at 03:03 PM
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4.01/5  rDev +9.3%

Tac_58, Sunday at 03:44 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft served in Sam Adams lager glass
Aroma of malt
Head removed by bartender – what remains is white, frothy, and rapidly diminishes to 2 mm ring
Lacing poor – occasional island and reef of tiny bubbles
Body medium red-amber, clear, continual bubble generation
Flavor malty, ends slightly astringent; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3.0625

Ozzylizard, Sunday at 03:42 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jera1350, Sunday at 01:18 AM
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,977 ratings.