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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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6,632 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,632
Reviews: 2,039
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 80
Gots: 1,107 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tapman
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad copper color in appearance, but a little light for my taste, I like mine with a little more sugar and thus a darker, more caramel color. Head is white and thin with moderate lacing.

Buttery Munich malts mix with a light touch of caramel barley. Hops could be English in origin, bready and mixing with the Bavarian style malts, or just not very apparaent at all. Also smells very sweet, almost like sugar was added.

Very sweet. Taste is slightly larger than the aromas in the nose. Malts are sweet and bready. Hops are pretty standard and are probably the regular ones that they use for the boston lager.

Feels like the standard boston lager mouthfeel. Not as fun as their stouts and other brews.

I've had this back to back with a Newcastle pint and I gotta say that I liked this one better. I'm not sure about from the bottle next to a Newcastle bottle, but the pint was definetly better. A slightly above average better brew that turns into an ausome brew when on sale for $3 for a 22oz. at the local bar and grill.

Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of beerphan
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on-tap -> 23oz tall mugged glass

Pours a deep ambered brownish red with a small head that is gone in a flash. No lace. Carbonation appeared slight.

Nose: Sweet malts, caramels, candy

Very smooth and sweet. Malt dominated brew that had lots of caramel flavor.

A tastey brew to enjoy with grub. Probably not something i'd buy by the case, but a very good choice if in a beer challenged bar.

Photo of baos
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce into Falstaff goblet.

A: Dark Orange-amber in color with two fingers white head that dwindles down pretty quick with bits of lacing here and there.

S: Bit of toasty malts and a bit of hops.

T: Pretty good. Malty with hints of redman and herby hops. Kind of bland but still a good beer. I just would like more flavors here.

M: Could use a bit more.

D: Pretty good. I could have a sixer in the pumpkin patch, and throw pumpkin guts all over the tourists.

Photo of divineaudio
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pint glass. best by date marked.

a - pours transparent amber with a thin cap of tan head that calms quickly. a thin film lingers and leaves a few spots of lacing.

s - carmel, pumpernickel bread, slight pungency.

t - carmel malt balanced by a light bitterness from the hops. has a bit of toffee sweetness that sticks around well into the finish. nothing much going on here.

m - on the fuller side body wise with a little more carbonation than i care for.

o - pretty straight forward style wise, though nothing memorable. could have a few in a sitting no problem. would buy this again.

Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of gpogo
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Clear deep red-orange amber color. Large creamy off-white head that dissipates to a small covering.

A- Toasted German malts. Some Vienna.

T- Up front there is a malty sweetness. Finishes dry, this seems to be enhanced with the toasted malts. A bitter aftertaste from the hops.

M- Medium body with moderate-high carbonation. Creamy texture throughout, including the head.

D- A rather decent Oktoberfest. Enjoyable drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Huffs
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams glass and a nice off white head developed with mild lacing and retention. Great caramel / copper color which was clear. Aroma was mild with hints of caramel and malt. Tasted very malty with a slighty toasted toffee taste on the back. Some spicy and caramel hints. Mouthfeel was full and creamy with a mild and sweet aftertaste.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,632 ratings.