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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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6,644 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,644
Reviews: 2,042
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 83
Gots: 1,150 | 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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Ratings: 6,644 | Reviews: 2,042
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tugdriver7
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful orange color, light carbonation, decent tan head with noticeable lacing. Rich caramel malt in the nose with a hint of SA's trademark hops. Nice moderate mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, with a rich caramel malt on the tongue. A touch of bitterness adds to the drinkability. It feels and smells as if it would be sweeter, but it is not. It's very refreshing. A touch of alcohol as it warms in the glass, but almost imperceptible. Does not detract from the great taste.

Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Stunner97
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- very dark brown with light bubbles to be seen streaming up the glass, white head starts thick but fades and remains thin white lacing,

Smell- slight malt, musty, and grain and husk

Taste- starts up malty up front and has some nice hops and dryness on the back end keeps things in check, very well balanced overall in the flavor, not as sweet as some octoberfests and not thats not necessarily bad thing

Mouthfeel- low carbonation, medium bodied, smooth, not as heavy as some octobers

Drinkability- this is very easily drinkable for sure, im not sure its the best of the best of the style but its probably one of the most drinkable for sure, the flavor is enjoyable and balance to the extreme, one i could certainly session all night long where some marzens can get to be bit to much so in terms drinkability this is probably my favorite

Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Jlabs
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of iKrystin
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of LostHighway
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of CB_Crowe
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of gnikola
2/5  rDev -45.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,644 ratings.