Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,564 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,564
Reviews: 2,022
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 76
Gots: 961 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of nortmand
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and amber, with a quickly disappearing waft of tannish foam.
Smells rich and fruity, like a lighter doppelbock.
Tastes initially unnaturally sweet, followed by a strong metallic nose. Back of the tongue is sickly sweet, ending with a hint of roast flavor.
Rolls around on the tongue with a subtle carbonation, but unfortunately makes the tongue unpleasantly sticky.
Moderately drinkable, but not really sure how much I like this one.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of tugdriver7
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful orange color, light carbonation, decent tan head with noticeable lacing. Rich caramel malt in the nose with a hint of SA's trademark hops. Nice moderate mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, with a rich caramel malt on the tongue. A touch of bitterness adds to the drinkability. It feels and smells as if it would be sweeter, but it is not. It's very refreshing. A touch of alcohol as it warms in the glass, but almost imperceptible. Does not detract from the great taste.

Photo of hoplover82
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Marzen is pretty darn good. Nothing compares to Ayinger, but for an average Marzen, BBC does a pretty good job.

It pours an amber color with a creamy tan head that is persistant.

The aroma is of sweet roasted malt and a little yeast. Caramel and a little toffee.

The flavor is very malty but not too sweet to where I don't want to drink it.

It is very drinkable.

Medium bodied and smooth.

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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  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jesus808
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,564 ratings.