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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,628 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,628
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 80
Gots: 1,098 | 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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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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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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3.72/5  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.

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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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%

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3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
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%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,628 ratings.