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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,470 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,470
Reviews: 2,012
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 76
Gots: 894 | 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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4/5  rDev +9%

pirkle668, Sep 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

DannyBaldoni, Sep 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Lordkrystic, Sep 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

meaghan2k, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of yamar68
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks pretty in the glass - clear copper gold topped with a half finger of khaki head that laces a dirty glass.

Smells like Fall... amber type malts, faint cinnamon/nutmeg, sweet bread character, dirty caramel, nothing too exciting but true to the style for sure.

Lots of sweet grain on the tongue, bits of that caramel come through, some pale malt - barley notes, pairs nicely with the weather.

Highly drinkable. Honestly I'm not a big marzen fan in general but this is just fine for a beer with lunch on a day like this.

yamar68, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of ZachBurns
3/5  rDev -18.3%

ZachBurns, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of vkv822
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
Best By: Feb. 2013

Pours a a clear amber red with a foamy off white head with nice retention.

The aroma is malty upfront, cracker and a slight caramel note. There are some grassy hops and nuts in the finish, though a bit subdued overall.

The taste follows the nose pretty closely, though the flavors are more prominent.

Medium body, medium- foamy carbonation.

A solid and enjoyable Marzen. Something I don't mind having a 6-pack of.

vkv822, Sep 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

crowsnest, Sep 27, 2012
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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
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

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

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

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

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

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

chefduff2, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Ryen, Sep 25, 2012
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,470 ratings.