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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,218 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,218
Reviews: 1,998
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 760 | 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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Photo of KomodoDragon
2.4/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Deep copper, clear

S - Malty grain smell, burnt toast

T - Caramel Malts - with alcohol coming thru and very little else of substance. Roasted grain feel and little balance or finish

M- creamy and smooth and little carbonation

Not one to go back to despite the fit for the season.

KomodoDragon, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

hinemk76, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of rooster1970
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

rooster1970, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep reddish amber with a small white head. It's fairly transparent but looks good.

The smell is sweet malt and grass.

The taste is rich malts, a little caramel, quite sweet with a little bitterness.

The mouth feel is pretty light with medium carbonation.

Over all the beers ok, I really like Octoberfests and this one is easy to get, even a bit early. Definitely not my first pick if there's better.

Dave1999, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of atr2605
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a clear red amber with a foamy tan head with good retention
S-caramel, hint of spice, bit faint overall
T-sweet malt up front met with a subtle hop bitterness that provides excellent balance
M-light-medium bodied
O-really well balanced and very drinkable. Nice beer from Sam Adams, although there are some better examples of the style

atr2605, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of GaryMarkle84
3/5  rDev -18.3%

GaryMarkle84, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Danno48
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Looks a clear deep amber with a mild head that dissapates in a few moments.
S- Very pleasant. Complex sweet malty fragrance with a hint of floral character.
T- Mild, sweet, malty, light hop character, no bitterness. Most of the real flavor comes at the end... Finishes with a very light caramel note.
M- Very smooth and drinkable. Light for the maltyness of the beer which is expected from a good marzen.
O- I love the style and this is a great example. Sweet, drinkable, beautiful beer.

Danno48, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Beer4Mike
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Beer4Mike, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of iBodhisattva
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

iBodhisattva, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of RussBecker1
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

RussBecker1, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a solid copper color with a foamy tan head that recedes to a film. Light lacing on the glass.

The beer smells slightly metallic, and faintly sweet of malts. Some toasted grains on the back end.

Taste is very metallic. The toasty, bready, malty caramel is not as present as much as I would expect. The toasty grain element in the finish at least forgives the metallic-tasting beginning.

Mouthfeel is carbonated, somewhat light bodied.

Overall, a good beer to buy in 12 pack cans for the price. Probably what I call your "average" marzen. Not complicated, a little to metallic, but certainly a good deck beer on the weekend.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Powerstroker90
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Powerstroker90, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of prisoner1572
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

prisoner1572, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of ChopsMeister
4/5  rDev +9%

ChopsMeister, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Sara
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Sara, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Patrick2012
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent beer for autumn. i wouldnt be super anxious, waiting for this to come out every august through october but it's an average beer. kind of a red amber color but the appearance was my favorite part. go ahead and get a pack or two for your friend's halloween party.

Patrick2012, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Listers
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Listers, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Monkey007
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Monkey007, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of sdonegan
4/5  rDev +9%

sdonegan, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jminch, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of MAJ3
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

MAJ3, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of acevenom
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug. Pours clear copper with a biege white head that dissipates at a moderate pace. There are plentiful tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. There's a strong roasted barley malt aroma in the nose. I also detect some mild sweetness and grassy hops. The beer is very bready up front. There is some mild sweetness and the hops bring some balance on the back end. The aftertaste is also pretty malty. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer. I still look forward to this one every year.

acevenom, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of joshuaoverton1988
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

joshuaoverton1988, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of NateMac13
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

NateMac13, Aug 17, 2012
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,218 ratings.