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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,398 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,398
Reviews: 1,932
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 58
Gots: 385 | 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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chapcat

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2011 22:54:28 | More by chapcat
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PunkFloyd

California

4/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2011 08:00:21 | More by PunkFloyd
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jmn5082

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-24-2011 02:25:43 | More by jmn5082
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

11-24-2011 01:11:26 | More by rypkr
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bpw28

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -15.5%

Appearance: Clear amber (about an 18 SRM),three finger bone white soap bubble head, good lacing, lots of carb.

Smell: Medium roasted malt, light doughy yeast, light dark fruits, caramelized sugars, light floral/herbal.

Taste: Medium roasted malt, doughy yeasty, dark fruits, honey, earthy, herbal. Body is a little watery even for a lager, carb is good.

Final Thoughts: It's an okay octoberfest. It just seems like just another one in the crowd to be honest. I always hear how good this one is, can't say I'm impressed.

11-24-2011 00:53:00 | More by bpw28
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asoleilg

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9%

11-23-2011 20:01:45 | More by asoleilg
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rlf1810

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9%

11-23-2011 17:02:44 | More by rlf1810
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Skid

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-23-2011 15:11:39 | More by Skid
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judep90

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-23-2011 08:05:08 | More by judep90
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PostVinyl

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-23-2011 04:57:09 | More by PostVinyl
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pgofman

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

11-23-2011 04:45:35 | More by pgofman
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bevenson

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

11-23-2011 03:16:05 | More by bevenson
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%

.75 fingers whitish head. Minimal lace, red-amber body.

Smell is light malt and crisp, with a hint of apple.

The taste is mellow, full of amber malt with only enough hop spice to keep it interesting.

Mouthfeel is smooth but a bit coarse and foamy.

It's a good Oktoberfest, but then again, it's hard to be 'great' in this style (though Heavy Seas Prosit comes pretty close). Perhaps not as nice tasting as some of the Germans, but generally better smelling.

11-23-2011 03:15:40 | More by zaphodchak
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harlotry

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-23-2011 02:48:24 | More by harlotry
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New York

4/5  rDev +9%

11-23-2011 02:30:11 | More by beerman999999
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SMM0606

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

11-23-2011 01:08:04 | More by SMM0606
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andrewj17

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

11-22-2011 22:29:52 | More by andrewj17
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BannerAvery

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-22-2011 19:38:26 | More by BannerAvery
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

11-22-2011 18:24:25 | More by scootercrabb
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

11-22-2011 14:23:50 | More by touchmeimsac
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

11-22-2011 03:54:21 | More by Hophead717
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jski

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-22-2011 00:46:46 | More by jski
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

11-22-2011 00:04:53 | More by RoryOMoore
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KC9LDB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

11-21-2011 23:01:44 | More by KC9LDB
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Microbrewtaster

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9%

11-21-2011 21:31:21 | More by Microbrewtaster
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,398 ratings.