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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,201 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,201
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 49
Gots: 271 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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ThurstonHowell3

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

12-31-2013 16:12:01 | More by ThurstonHowell3
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Capitals82

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-23-2013 18:10:55 | More by Capitals82
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Jameson_Daniel

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2014 19:20:37 | More by Jameson_Daniel
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hipHOPSanonymous


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-13-2014 20:41:23 | More by hipHOPSanonymous
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MillerMan16

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9%

07-15-2014 21:15:59 | More by MillerMan16
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Xadoor

Texas

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

Fairly dark amber colour in the glass. Head dissipated fairly quickly and left little lacing in the glass. Sweet aroma with a bit of spice and fruitiness. Flavour is also slightly sweet with mostly malt flavours. Finishes with a very slight dry, hop finish. A very drinkable beer and certainly one of the better 'fest beers this season.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2005 14:14:29 | More by Xadoor
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hylton44

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep, rich copper hue with a light tan head that fizzes. Spicy robust aroma that makes me think of finely aged ingredients pried out of some kind of rustic elvish barrel, surrounded by mounds of fresh apples and hard cheeses. Spices evident in the taste, too; which is quite sweet and syrupy. Caramel and cinamon malts amidst the sugars which, unfortunately, make the mouthfeel just a tad too thick and sticky. Other than that, this hearty brew is a very welcome thing to have swirling about your ribs on a brisk October day.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 21:20:31 | More by hylton44
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ClavisAurea

New York

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 brew on-tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: reddish copper, good head, moderate lace

Smell: caramel, malts, brown sugar

Taste/Mouthfeel: caramel, malt, low hops, sweet

This is an excellent Oktoberfest lager. Well lagered and on point with Sam Adams quality.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2008 18:52:24 | More by ClavisAurea
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birchholz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

12-11-2011 03:48:16 | More by birchholz
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Justin23060

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice amber with a stiff ivory head that took its time diminishing and clung somewhat. Smells bready sweet, bordering on pretzel. Taste is sweet without being sickening. Very rich malt is perfectly balanced by hop bitterness. Starts sweet and ends right in the middle. The little bit of alcohol that reveals itself when enjoyed with mustard, crackers and cheese was pretty nice. Body is not too heavy. Carbonation is adequate and goes from sharp to creamy as you reach the end of the glass. Haven't had too many Octoberfests... that being said this is the best one I've had. I will definitely get a 6-er next fall. Try it, you won't be disipointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 06:12:42 | More by Justin23060
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Avantyawn

New York

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap, poured into Sam Adams Noble Pils glass

A: Orange semi clear, small head, looks OK

S: I smelled one thing prominently, which was carrot cake! My GF 100% agreed with my summation with enthusiasm, so , it smells like carrot cake.

T: A bit rough and grainy with a slightly detectable hop kick, malty, sweet, some caramel, a little rough and mild for the style, but still, I really enjoyed the taste of this. It tastes very " Sam Adams" .

M: Mouthfeel was medium thin, but a little thin for the style traditionally, and a little grainy.

O: Overall , I enjoyed this much more than most Sam Adams seasonals. It has a rich full flavor , is well balanced, refreshing, and goes well with a meal. A nice simple take on the style. Not too bold, but not totally wussed out either.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2011 04:53:37 | More by Avantyawn
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setexascustoms

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured in to a SA perfect pint

A- A beautiful crystal clear reddish copper. Light tan head the quickly receded, nice lacing but without much cling.

S- Malty and sweet with a faint spice.

T- Again, malty and fairly sweet. Mellow herb-like hops and a very smooth finish with a subdued citric twang.

M- Medium bodied with mellow carbonation, quit enjoyable.

O- I really enjoy this beer, but I'm not real familiar with the style. I reckon I need to do some research :)

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 23:54:05 | More by setexascustoms
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MichaelBurns

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9%

11-14-2011 15:17:03 | More by MichaelBurns
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bookerandy

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-03-2012 06:33:26 | More by bookerandy
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Barbie

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-04-2012 03:30:05 | More by Barbie
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PoppyParthenonE

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-01-2013 19:58:58 | More by PoppyParthenonE
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ryand14

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-08-2013 00:22:41 | More by ryand14
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WMD-1002

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

11-08-2013 20:10:44 | More by WMD-1002
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mercysbane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

11-27-2013 00:12:53 | More by mercysbane
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Beer_4_brains

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-23-2014 06:52:53 | More by Beer_4_brains
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twi1609372

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a good beer, nothing more can be said. very strong flavor, appropriate for the octoberfest. strong with a nice taste, what more can you want? it's always a pleasure to see this coming out in the fall, i have to have some every fall, it's a one of a kind brew, good for the thanksgiving time of year.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 07:48:25 | More by twi1609372
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Gasp100

Delaware

3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Poured a beautiful and clear copper - I wish I could brew my homebrew to be this gorgeous a color and sheen.
S - A very small hint of nutmeg and other spices with biscuit malt.
T - Tasted very light with a malty sweetness with a crisp, dry finish. This was very simple and seemed to be lightened compared to other offerings I have had so far this year.
M - The mouthfeel was clean and dry with no cloying aftertaste.
D - I could probably drink 12 of these in a marathon session without a problem.
This is a great crossover-fest and a nice session beer for Autumn.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2006 22:45:33 | More by Gasp100
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bradford

California

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at my buddy's party
Looked okay. A bit cloudy and muddy but some of that might be attributed to a shitty tap
Smell was sweet and a bit spicy
Taste was smooth, dry, sweet, and tasty
Mouthfeel was very nice. Typical lager feel but very welcome and delicious
Drinkability wasn't great because I was in the party mood and not the beer rating and geeking out mood

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2007 16:08:54 | More by bradford
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notjaredlouche

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

06-30-2012 07:45:42 | More by notjaredlouche
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Ruger

Kentucky

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark amber with a white two finger head that fizzles out extremely quick, with no lacing.

S - Malts, grains, and bread; smells like fall.

T - Caramel, malts, and a decent hop balance finishes really crisp and clean.

M - Light/medium bodied with moderate carbonation smooth and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 01:55:07 | More by Ruger
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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