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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

5,877 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,877
Reviews: 1,967
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 601 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DocG, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jkrug5, Sep 02, 2013
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gimmedanger888, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Sokool, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Fusion7777, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JayEvans813, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Michaeldmanley, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Chaosfiend, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Nick_RobertsM3, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

still_thedragon, Sep 02, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a true amber with a short off-white head that quickly recedes. Little to no lacing.

Nice slightly sweet, slightly spicy smell. Taste follows the nose, with malts and vanilla up front, not-too-sweet brown sugar and caramel notes towards the middle, and biscuity flavors at the end. There's also a little hop coolness that helps to balance things out. Also a hint of clove and sometimes a slightly metallic twang.

The most impressive thing about this beer is the rich, creamy mouthfeel. There's not a ton of depth though, and it doesn't last very long on the palate. A solid brew overall.

Mongrel, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mrebeka, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Bonebeer, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Seth9192, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

RNRMFRs, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

TruePerception, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Brianedonovan, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

danfix99, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Remdog, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

RandyPuckett, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

EHackbeer, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mlefebvre7, Sep 01, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into stein.

Pours a rich orange/brown with a finger and a half finger of off white head. Smells very sweet and bready, with a hint of roastiness. Tastes like sweet caramel, bread, and roasted malts with no hop profile. It has a very thin body and low to moderate carbonation. Nothing impressive, but it's got a good solid sweet roasted malt backbone. It was good paired with sausage, but left me wanting more in the mouthfeel.

ExaltedNecrosis, Sep 01, 2013
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2.13/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'll preface my comments by saying I don't consider myself an expert in any kind of specific beer, but I do feel that I'm developing a more "qualified" eval of certain types (probably 'cause I like them the most!) ... and the Oktoberfest is up on the top of those beers I think I know.

The Sam Adams is a totally "un-rememberable" brew. The nose is underwhelming, and the taste and mouth feel don't help the first impressions at all.

I'll not be bringing any of these home...

RhinoDBJ, Aug 31, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,877 ratings.