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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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6,595 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,595
Reviews: 2,032
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 78
Gots: 1,028 | 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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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.

Photo of SoCaliC8
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tjsmith910
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JeffSuttonTX
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of andthevolcano
4/5  rDev +9%

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.

Photo of abrodsky
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of jesus808
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of ajtorres311
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Baab200
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Eastside151
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of BrahptimusPrime
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jimmygord
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Profchaos20
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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!

Photo of BobZ
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into my lager tulip.

Appearance: Deep orange, nice example of the style, good head, decent lacing.

Smell: Malt, some spice, a hint of hoppy bitterness.

Taste: Follows the smell, malty flavor, mild spice, and a nicely balanced hoppy bitterness. Really nice American example of the style.

Mouth feel: Good level of carbonation, decently smooth.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, fall seasonal, one of the best from Boston Beer.

Photo of bmoney
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jbarletto
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Johnroby
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Quaffer
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This was a simple, copper beer that produced a one-finger beige head. It disappeared quickly, eventually leaving only a ring of foam around the circumference of the glass.

Smell: The smell was composed of sweet and caramel malts with a touch of dark fruit and cherries. There were occasional aromas of cracker and roasted malt, but they were very faint. At first, I thought that the smell was rather one-dimensional, but as the beer sat, it gained more complexity.

Mouthfeel: There was a creamy smoothness at the front of the tongue that picked up some bite as the beer moved back into the mouth. Then, after the beer was swallowed, there was a light tingle on the tongue.

Taste: There was not much going on in the taste department. A corny, malty sweetness dominated the flavor from start to finish. As the beer started to really warm up, a bit of bitterness joined the finish, but it was very mild.

I think that I will pass on this beer for the rest of the season. Kind of bland, in my opinion.

Photo of 1fastz28
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

probably the first octoberfest i ever tried, never got around to reviewing it till now. pours a nice amber color with a white fluffy head, aroma is of a biscuity maltiness, slight sugary caramel also in the nose. taste if malty again, i can't decipher any hop note at all. mouthfeel i a bit watery, and could use some body. drinkability is high cause it is a pretty good all around beer at a good price sam again does a nice job

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was poured into a pint glass, it was a dark reddish/brownish-copper color with little carbonation and a thick smooth tan head that slowly dissipated into an even layer of small bubbles; this one has some very good lacing! The aroma was a bit mild; I only picked up some small hop smells mixed in with some alcohol. It did have a distinct (not strong) roasted hop flavor and some herbal flavors along with some mild sweet fruit flavors. It has a medium body and you can barely taste/feel the alcohol in it.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,595 ratings.