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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,596 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,596
Reviews: 2,032
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 78
Gots: 1,033 | 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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3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored bubbly head that dissipates pretty rapidly into a slick of bubbles across the surface. No lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Full of malt with grain, toasted bread, and caramel aromas. There are maybe some earthy, floral hop aromas as well.

T – Follows the nose and adds some. Sweet nearly all the way through with grainy, bready, nutty, and toasted malt flavors. There’s a subtle earthy and spicy hop bitterness that comes through at the finish.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a crisp but creamy mouthfeel, and a grainy and slightly bitter and spicy finish. Grainy sweet malt and spicy, earthy, bitter hop flavors linger for a little bit.

O – This is a pretty good Oktoberfest beer. It has all the hearty and tasty malts that are supposed to be there. The subtly bitter finish was a little different touch, which was nice. I wish the head characteristics were a little better. Overall, this is a nice fall beer from Sam Adams.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of PDXHops
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into an appropriately sized mug. The modest lacing falls a bit short of the handsome deep orange body below. Modestly sweet toffee aromas are complemented by subtle fruity, leafy and nutty notes. There's a tad more depth of flavor than the nose would suggest, although it's not as robust as I'd like. Lingering tangy toffee and mild sweetness are the closest things we have to lasting impressions here. Appropriately mild bitterness with modest leafy hop flavor and carbonation. Notions of bread crust with apple butter. A touch thickish on the palate. Quite easily drinkable, but ultimately forgettable.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tviz33
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle to a pint glass

A- Pours a medium orange color with a tan two finger head. Good amount of lacing.

S- Not a whole lot on the nose. A bit of sweetness, some spice. Far from overpowering.

T- A lot more flavor than smell. Tastes like fall: Maple and caramel and just the right amount of spice. The tiniest amount of bitterness towards the end balances it.

M- Just great. Thick enough to chew on and thin enough to easily enjoy.

O- One of my favorite of the six from the fall sampler pack

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Clear body, copper in color. Thin sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Caramel. Toffee. Nutty. Subtle apple notes.
T) Munich malts - caramel, toffee. Nutty. Bready. Hints of tree fruit. Subtle hops in the finish.
M) Fizzy. Medium body. Dry and Chalky in the finish.
O) A well craft Octoberfest. I will always drink one of these.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,596 ratings.