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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,643 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 6,643
Reviews: 2,042
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 83
Gots: 1,145 | 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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Ratings: 6,643 | Reviews: 2,042
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of winningwes91
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Meh. Another okay beer. I'd have this over bud any day

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3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scott-craft
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OJT1993
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zcrizer
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of instinct2
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of captaincoffee
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not sure why this beer gets no love on BA. Oh well...I guess its all just opinions. In any case, this seems to be a classic, easy-to-drink Octoberfest. Color reminds me of Autumn right off the bat. Some malt, not much hops, on the nose...basically what you would expect. Nice rounded mouthfeel and malt flavor, although nothing exciting or memorable. IMHO, should be rated a bit higher on BA than it is.

Photo of unicornjeni
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite fall beers!

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3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear, filtered bright orange, forms one finger of head which completely dissipates, no lacing.
S - Malts, sweetness and a slight caramel note.
T - Malts, hops, pilsner notes, sweetness and caramel.
O - An easy drinking, well balanced beer. Very sessionable.
V - Medium.

Photo of Dykemyster17
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fantastic fun beer, one of my favorite seasonals from Sam Adams

Photo of Webchief
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite seasonal beer. An automatic go to.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3.8/5
Pours a very clear deep red-orange. About 2/3 a finger of head when initially pour. All the head dissipates within 30 seconds. Can see a slightly sparse amount of carbonation rising at a slightly slower than average rate. Nice color, perhaps a little darker than I was expecting for an Oktoberfest. I would have liked more head retention as well.

Smell - 3/5
Dark caramel malts. Perhaps a hint of fruitiness and spice. Did not smell much more than that. Not a bad smell, but it seems quite faint. I would have liked a stronger smell.

Taste - 3.75/5
Dark caramel malts. Light to moderate sweetness. Some alcoholic fruitiness as well. Flavor is not as strong as I would like, but overall, a good taste.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium-full in body. Sip has a crisp start with a creamier finish. Carbonation is light, but at the right level for this beer.

Overall - 3.75/5
Overall, another decent beer from Sam Adams. I appreciated the fullness of the body, and the taste. I would have made the taste a bit stronger and a bit different, and made sure that the beer had a stronger aroma.

Photo of stevehagy
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,643 ratings.