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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
81
good

6,324 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 6,324
Reviews: 2,006
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 70
Gots: 810 | 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 Act25
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

You can pass on this one. Middle of the road.

A Pours a crystal clear dark amber with a thick, off-white head with only a little bit of lace and retention.

S: Mostly grain, malt, a bit musty and metallic. Otherwise in the right direction.

T: Overwhelmingly malty. Malts are sweet and chewy. Notes of candied raisin, fruitcake, plum cake (not my favorites). Not enough herbal hop spice -- and too little bitterness. Metallic, grain, tin can, mineral flavors. As Alstrom wrote an old steel finish - agree.

F: lots carbonation, thin, a little cloying, not a great food beer or great finish.

O: I would pass, this is safe and unoriginal, with too many off, stale, and metallic notes clutter a thin experience.

Act25, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of GDPete
2/5  rDev -45.5%

GDPete, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of BillParton
4/5  rDev +9%

BillParton, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of rpenterics
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

rpenterics, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of TR0219
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

TR0219, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

CottomanEmpire, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Sparty55
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Sparty55, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Mrose78
4/5  rDev +9%

Mrose78, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of zaptone
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

zaptone, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of canawler
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

canawler, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

csfcmitchell, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Eando35
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Eando35, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of zac16125
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a crystal clear, dark amber-brown with 1.5 fingers width of off white colored head. Head dissipates down fairly slowly and leaves only very small amounts of lacing.

S: Malty, there is this bizarre sweet and spice combination that I swear smells like spaghetti sauce, caramel malt.

T: Lots of malts, caramel, a sugary sweetness-much sweeter than I anticipated, a bit of spice. At first I really like this, a lot, but I like it less and less as I continue to drink (not sure if thats because of it warming or just my palate adjusting to the flavors). There is a bitterness, although it doesnt really taste like hop bitterness.

M/D: Full bodied, moderate carbonation, drinkability is average.

O: Well this certainly isnt my favorite style, but I enjoyed this one more than most. Doubt I'll ever drink it again, but it was worth a try.

zac16125, Oct 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

cnbrown313, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

jbfarris, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jdra, Oct 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

DarthVegas23, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

mattaromando, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

twenty5, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

senttochris, Oct 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ssgunbond, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of patpbr
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Amber and copper color with an off white head
S - the smell is malty
T - I get mostly malts. noticing a good amount of sweetness and a a little bit of hops
M - Medium body and a little carbination. goes down smooth
O - The first seasonal Sam Adams in awhile, Its one of the better ones I have had.

patpbr, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of jkroese
3/5  rDev -18.3%

jkroese, Oct 08, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -65.9%

John_Squires, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

dlcoblen, Oct 08, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 6,324 ratings.