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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

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5,574 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,574
Reviews: 1,946
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 62
Gots: 476 | 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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4/5  rDev +9%

03-11-2014 02:37:21 | More by dbarny76
Photo of addiwilliams


3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-10-2013 02:39:03 | More by addiwilliams
Photo of bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-24-2014 22:47:51 | More by bkwhoppa66
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-25-2012 01:18:18 | More by durwood64
Photo of SykDoc


3.58/5  rDev -2.5%

Purchased this beer and had it in a pint glass from a bottle.
Beer initially poors with a 1/4-1/2 inch off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film. The appearance is a pleasant clear copper.
The aroma reminds of many lagers, having an expectedly malty scent with some caramel.
There is a creamy feel to the beer which is generally medium bodied, but light and palatable. You can catch a bit of hops, as well as carbonation. Beyond that, this beer does seem to come up a bit flat overall. It is a good oktoberfest lager, but defintely could be better with a deeper flavor. I would recommend it to anyone that likes a lager but is not expecting a whole lot.

10-12-2008 23:02:40 | More by SykDoc
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4/5  rDev +9%

12-29-2012 13:37:42 | More by Sipchue
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-31-2012 22:08:30 | More by baconman91
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-08-2013 01:54:09 | More by AaronBurr
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-08-2014 14:39:40 | More by jshusc
Photo of jasonpeckins32


4.4/5  rDev +19.9%

Ive been drining this beer every fall for several years now, and just realized to my surprise that I havent rated it yet.

It pours a nice amber hue with a good amount of khaki colored head retention. The smell is outstanding, very malty and reminiscent of autumn.

I love the flavor of this octoberfest, its very flavorful without being too sweet or syrupy.

The mouthfeel and carbonation are also excellent, as is common in most sam adams ales.

This is definitly one of my favorite Octoberfest beers, and possibly the one single seasonal beer that I look forward too the most each year.

11-30-2009 05:19:58 | More by jasonpeckins32
Photo of TommyW


3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

A- Lighter amber/oragne with a medium off-white head that clings a bit.

S- Malty aroma with a touch of caramel and spice.

T- Again nice malty taste overall that dominates. Slight bitterness is there to bring a little balance, but there is no huge hop taste other than the bittering aspect.

M- Medium body with a medium carbonation.

D- Not a bad Maerzen, but nothing incredible; definitely worth grabbing a 6-er of.

09-07-2010 13:46:28 | More by TommyW
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-05-2011 02:41:58 | More by Brown120
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4/5  rDev +9%

12-03-2012 17:32:00 | More by PaulsBrew
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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%

This seasonal offering pours a reddish-copper color with a huge, pillowy head that leaves considerable lace. The head is rather overwhelming and holds up well. The smell, on the other hand, is lacking. I smell a somewhat nutty malty aroma, but it's subdued. The taste is rather sweet and malty with some fruity undertones. Mouthfeel is a bit watery and lightly carbonated, but it does bring the drinkability up a bit. This is one of the better domestic Octoberfest offerings and is worth seeking out.

09-08-2002 15:07:54 | More by Jon
Photo of callmescraps


3.58/5  rDev -2.5%

Trying a nice Sam Adams after several total recent failures. I'm not looking for a home run, just something nice.

Appearance- A nice rich amber color. A good inch of creamy off-white head that settles into a nice cap. A good looking beer.

Smell- A nice hint of spice. Some toasted malts. It's a little mellow. A little nutty.

Taste- Nice and light. A little creamy, with a hint of spice. Lots of toasted malts, some real sweetness. Very bready with some mild hops. A little tea-like. Pleasant, but a little sweet.

Mouthfeel- Nice and rich. It's creamy without being heavy.

Drinkability- Goes down pretty easy, but the sweetness, and the hint of spice, makes it so I could tire easily on this.

A nice beer, definitely. Exactly what I'd expect from Sam Adams. They don't usually knock my socks off, but they rarely disappoint. Sam Adams, always a good choice, as the kids say.

01-20-2010 07:41:38 | More by callmescraps

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-14-2011 16:35:44 | More by TEAMHOLT
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4/5  rDev +9%

12-05-2011 00:49:42 | More by mcorwin
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-28-2012 16:36:04 | More by Number3red
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4/5  rDev +9%

08-25-2013 21:47:45 | More by ZachRusk
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

09-20-2013 03:41:35 | More by tabhill
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2.1/5  rDev -42.8%

Clear amber body with a thick white head that stayed there for a while.Nice lacing.This is where the beer goes downhill for me.

Malt and thats it.

Malt and more malt and more malt,not much hop flavor.This beer is entirely too sweet.

Watery mouthful and very sweet.

i wouldnt have this beer again and dont reccommend it to anyone.The sweetness killed it for me.

09-09-2007 15:36:25 | More by MmmIPA
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-15-2012 01:20:02 | More by troegaarden
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-01-2013 01:31:09 | More by jordanmckell
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3.18/5  rDev -13.4%

2007 Release
A- Clear copper amber hue with a moderate amount of white head that is mostly diminishing and some small lacing
S- Nose is of sweet and toasty malts, breads, and some subtle citrus and pine hops that are less apparent as it warms
T- Initial taste is of acidic/tart sweetness, transitions to earthy/organic tones, some dry bittering hops in the middle, and finishes with a watery, grassy, earthy flavor that lingers briefly
M- Medium-light bodied with a very watery texture, adequate carbonation
D- Very easy-to-drink Marzen style beer, the alcohol is almost in the session range and the alcohol is well-masked, however there is nothing about this beer that stands out and it has rather unimpressive flavorings and mouthfeel, there are better options out there in this genre (particularly in the fall season), I would not pick this beer up again in the future

09-10-2007 00:50:16 | More by Stoneman78
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4/5  rDev +9%

01-01-2012 23:29:32 | More by Sinewave
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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