Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,565 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,565
Reviews: 2,022
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 76
Gots: 952 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jtnelson40
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish clear copper color poured from bottle into my mug, off white finger wide head, fades away quick leaving a little lacing.

S: Malty, hint of bread.

T: Toasted malt, slightly sweet, I can taste a little orange. Maybe that is the hops?

M: Some carbonation, smooth in the mouth, goes down almost too easy.

O: I like this beer alot! Goes down easy, love the malt flavor. I could slam several of these in a short amount of time!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Scrylol
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark orange/copper color with a two finger cream colored head that quickly disappears. Little lacing, and a stream of bubbles on the surface.

Slight caramel sweetness to the aroma, with some roasted malts. Pretty subtle.

Nice toasted malt flavors on the tongue, slight caramel notes, some earthy and biscuit notes. Very little hop presence. Leaves a dry, bready, smoky-like flavor in the aftertaste.

Decent carbonation and mouthfeel, nice but watery finish.

A decent Octoberfest by Samuel Adams.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,565 ratings.