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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,454 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,454
Reviews: 2,011
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 75
Gots: 883 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ajtorres311, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Barnsley, Jul 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

dankjohn, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ParkbrauFan, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of StoneTSR
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

APPEARANCE: Rubier red than expected with a full finger of eggshell colored head that fades very slowly. Thousands of tiny bubbles run up the side.

SMELL: That Munich malt comes through very strong with a sweet, but slightly woody smell. Not much else going on here.

TASTE: Wow. What a well balanced beer! The malt is certainly driving this beer, but there is enough hop bitterness to make this one extremely drinkable. A slight grassiness comes in after the first wave of sweet malt hits the palate. The aftertaste is clean, but leave the palate wanting.

MOUTHFEEL: Pretty much spot on. Medium-bodied, supremely drinkable.

OVERALL: I never expect much from Sam Adams, but once in a while they knock one out of the park and this is a perfect example of that. This is what a Marzen in the American market should taste like. Well done Sam.

StoneTSR, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

CB_Crowe, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

IPAFrankieH, Oct 08, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%

darcange, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of TonyY
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

TonyY, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of kshankar
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: On tap, poured an amber/orange color. Very deep amber...nice little tan foam.

Aroma: Caramel, malts..not too much on the hops side. Still good so far.

Taste: Good. One of the better Oktoberfests I've had, malty..not too hoppy, not very sweet from the malts either.

Mouthfeel: Goes down well, medium bodied. Pretty typical for the style

Drinkability: Good for this, I can have a couple with no issues. Good taste, not too heavy...etc. Recommended

kshankar, Oct 16, 2008
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

DuffDaddy, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of scratch69
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a Samuel Adams glass.

Appearance - Clear copper color with a good amount of head and very little lacing.

Smell - Malts, caramel, and a hint of spices

Taste - Same as smell with a small amount of hops mixed in.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Smooth, creamy feel. Plenty of carbonation.

Overall - Nice well rounded beer. One of my favorite Octoberfest beers.

scratch69, Sep 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Hardcore, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Eastside151, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tjsmith910, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

addiwilliams, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Profchaos20, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

jngrizzaffi, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of blakesell
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tall belgian glass.

Appearance- Beer pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a good 3 finger high head of foam on the top. Quickly collapses to strange oil slicklike splotches on the top of the beer. Lacing clings to the glass.

Smell- Rich carmelly malts and a good hop presence, a hint of clove as well in the aroma.

Taste- Rich maltiness and hop character all thru this beer. Very nice taste. As it warms there is more amber/vienna malt character that seeps thru and sweetness kicks in.

Mouthfeel- Thick and coating and yet the beer itself is light-medium bodied. Hops coat the palate and there is even carbonation in the beer. A slight astringency adds a slight drying finish.

Drinkability- This beer has a high drinkability and could be an easy drinker for all day, especially in the fall when the beer is geared towards. Brisk weather and this beer are an excellent pairing. Now to find some wurst!

blakesell, Oct 20, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jmtpi, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

guezarka, Mar 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bmoney, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of GallowsThief
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On draft from one of the local Pleasure Island kiosks.

A - Poured a deep amber color with a huge creamy head. Left a nice amount of lacing that did not recede at all.

S - Was much sweeter smelling then I was expecting. Also had a fair amount of earthy smell.

T - Much less sweet then the smell. You can taste the earthy malt in this. Fairly average.

M - A good amount of carbonation here. Has a nice creamy texture. Very clean and light for a fest beer.

D - Sure but there are much better fest beers.

GallowsThief, Sep 20, 2010
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,454 ratings.