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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,629 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,629
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 80
Gots: 1,104 | 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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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  rDev -18.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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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

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,629 ratings.