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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,644 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,644
Reviews: 2,042
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 83
Gots: 1,145 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep amber color with a 2 finger head which left rather quickly. A few swirls of the glass and it returned easily. Average lacing.

This had a pleasing smell, slightly malty but not on the order of say, a Rogue Dead Guy.

The taste was even better than the smell, mostly malt but with a slight hop edge in there.

Not much carbonation nor a whole lot of mouthfeel, just average I'd say.

Like most Sam Adams offerings, this went down well. An above average brew which would be easy to knock down in quantity.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark amber with nice clarity. A one finger off-white head is creamy and shows excellent retention. Body and carbonation are medium, leaving good sticky lacing. Roasted malt and cascade hop aromas. Sweet roasted flavor, caramel and a balanced hop pressence that carry over into a bittersweet aftertaste. Finishes with some residual sweetness, but quite drinkable. Nothing spectacular, but the bitterness and malt flavor are right on for an O-fest.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -Poured a nice amber color and had nice white head to it.

Smell -Malts with a slight hint of hops

Taste -High malt flavor with hint of spices and hops

Mouthfeel -Medium body with a medium carbonation.

Drinkability -I love Sam Adams Oktoberfest it's a good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an unbranded nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a brownish-amber color with a thick pillowy head. Head leaves a nice lacing as it dissipates.

Smell: Has a sweet smell with strong hops notes. Smells pretty damn good. Some malts are also present.

Taste: Has a pleasing sweet taste with just a little bit of hoppy bitterness. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth with almost no noticeabl carbonation.

Drinkability: A solid Oktoberfest and another good beer from Sam Adams. Like most of Sam Adams' beers, this beer isn't the best of its style but still is a good representation of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber with a frothy white head. A cap of retention sticks around during the session and there's a bit of lace hanging about. Aromas are a straightforward and clean toasted malt. Flavors have toasted and caramel malt. Very basic, and not a lot of hop characteristics to balance it out, but it was still good and really drinkable/refreshing. A nice, medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I enjoyed the beer, but there really wasn't a whole lot to talk about.

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Sam Adams Octoberfest is widely available and a pretty good example of the style for people that are just starting to venture from the mainstream path. It's a very malty beer with a lot of breadiness and chewiness. The beer is moderately sweet with touch of noble hop flavor and bittering. I think beter examples of the style maintain that rich toasted malt flavor without the sweetness and more acute bittering. An easy to drink beer that would probably please most people

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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