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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,238 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,238
Reviews: 2,002
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 769 | 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.

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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
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

sensespanic, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Mike4TN, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Kahlstrom, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

CommanderCob, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Mikeszab
4/5  rDev +9%

Mikeszab, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of jverizon23
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

jverizon23, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of NiceTaps
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a standard pint glass, room temp.

A- A dark copper-amber color with remarkable clarity and pretty lively carbonation. A healthy head, big and linen white in color, left lots of lacing.

S- Standard bready malts, some caramel sweetness, floral.

T- Big malt backbone, breads and grains. A touch of spiciness for the season.

M- Medium feel and good carbonation. Finishes dry and funky.

O- The big head and lacing were impressive, the beer looked good. As SA offerings go, this was good for me. I seem to pick up a 'funkiness' in SA beers that I can't quite put my finger on, this is no exception.

NiceTaps, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Oakenator, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

BeerBabe247, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

HarryPotHead, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ScottyBonzai, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Paxman1965, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

McHenry, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of youngs11
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Normal pour from bottle into pint glass

Appears dark copper in color, mostly clear. Little to no lacing or head, settles to a thin film of bubbly foam.

Smells malty and bready, a hint of sweet fruit.

Taste follows the smell almost identically. The major backbone is malt. There is a hint of hops bitterness, but it is quickly masked by a nutty finish that leaves a fresh bread aftertaste.

MF is smooth and silky. medium carbonation with medium to heavy body. Slight stickiness.

Overall this is an excellent beer. Kind of like a lager that is less bitter than red ale and lighter in body than a brown ale. A great seasonal for a great price.

youngs11, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Sunn, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Vonhinx, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Birdlegs, Oct 06, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,238 ratings.