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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,970 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,970
Reviews: 1,975
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 652 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

drews240, Sunday at 10:04 PM
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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%

ChiDave1979, Sunday at 04:53 PM
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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%

flagbearer, Sunday at 03:43 AM
Photo of Ozzylizard
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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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

Paul_Zills121, Sunday at 02:51 AM
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4.88/5  rDev +33%

Pirate27516, Sunday at 02:44 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jera1350, Sunday at 01:18 AM
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4/5  rDev +9%

Yeah, yeah, I know: "Sam Adams isn't even a craft brewery, anymore! They're too COMMERCIAL! They just crank out any old thing and slap a label on it!" TRANSLATION: "They're not the new hot thing." Stipulated. And most "serious craft beer fans" would rather give up a body part than be caught actually LIKING something like this Octoberfest. But, as I'm too old and cranky to give a shit about what anyone else thinks, here it is: Sam Adams Octoberfest is a really FINE example of this style. It's got that hallmark Marzen heartiness, great caramel and citrus notes, and subtle but nicely resiny hops. It, like all great Octoberfest beers, is amazingly easy to drink...which is probably why the roving packs of wet-nosed craft geeks don't like it. But if you're a mature, thoughtful beer connoisseur, you'll like this a LOT. Walk right past the craft "experts" and pick this up for a taste of how a great American brewery does German.

DJMonroe, Saturday at 10:51 PM
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4/5  rDev +9%

Solid contribution to octobefest for those who don't like pumpkin!

Budzer, Saturday at 09:45 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

MaxPowers, Saturday at 08:03 PM
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2.4/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.3/5  rDev -10.1%

Kevinpitts, Saturday at 07:21 PM
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.2/5  rDev -12.8%

Slowpony97, Saturday at 07:03 PM
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Tarheel219, Saturday at 05:59 PM
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,970 ratings.