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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,462 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,462
Reviews: 2,011
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 76
Gots: 889 | 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.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

claytong, Sep 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

KCM, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Bigben0328, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

arash1000, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

cwd, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of DisasterDave
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had high hopes based on the label that says, "5 roasted malts for a rich hearty flavor...." The flavor was pleasant and had the malt flavor as advertised, but not as hearty as I hoped.

In its favor, not a lingering after taste.

It's a beer I would be glad to drink again, but not one I will be excited to tell my friends about.

DisasterDave, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of JoostFricke
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JoostFricke, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

rayj212, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of brewdude1982
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

brewdude1982, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Lovely85, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Blind
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Blind, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Juli4n
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Juli4n, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

circus_cat, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Whiskeydeez, Sep 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

chefduff2, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Ryen
4/5  rDev +9%

Ryen, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of BarleyQuinn
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BarleyQuinn, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of jtnelson40
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish clear copper color poured from bottle into my mug, off white finger wide head, fades away quick leaving a little lacing.

S: Malty, hint of bread.

T: Toasted malt, slightly sweet, I can taste a little orange. Maybe that is the hops?

M: Some carbonation, smooth in the mouth, goes down almost too easy.

O: I like this beer alot! Goes down easy, love the malt flavor. I could slam several of these in a short amount of time!

jtnelson40, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Dirtinabottle, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Scrylol
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark orange/copper color with a two finger cream colored head that quickly disappears. Little lacing, and a stream of bubbles on the surface.

Slight caramel sweetness to the aroma, with some roasted malts. Pretty subtle.

Nice toasted malt flavors on the tongue, slight caramel notes, some earthy and biscuit notes. Very little hop presence. Leaves a dry, bready, smoky-like flavor in the aftertaste.

Decent carbonation and mouthfeel, nice but watery finish.

A decent Octoberfest by Samuel Adams.

Scrylol, Sep 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

NeverSettle, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Stoutlad, Sep 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Daniel9913, Sep 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

wdarcy77, Sep 24, 2012
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,462 ratings.