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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
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6,475 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,475
Reviews: 2,012
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 76
Gots: 896 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Shineonsolar, May 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.64/5  rDev -28.1%

wilmerkatie, Aug 19, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a nice amber color and has a nice fat head that leaves lots of sticky lace. It has tons of toasty malt aromas and no hops. Not in the aroma anyway... The taste is heavy on the malt, but with maybe a tad bit too much hops in the finish. Not the best marzen/octoberfest that I have tried, but it is decent and I buy it when it is available.

RushLimbmalt, Oct 04, 2004
Photo of joekfsu
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with 1.5 cm off-white head that is mostly diminishing. Flavor is mostly sweet caramel, that balances out at the finish. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, some lacing noted. Drinkable and one of the better Marzen's I have had this year.

joekfsu, Oct 20, 2007
Photo of association330
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep red-orange with a one-finger head that quickly fades to a thin film with a ring of foam on the sides of the glass. Leaves light spots of lacing.

S - Caramel malt, bread, spice, some fruity characters, touches of maple syrup and molasses. Aroma could be less subdued though.

T - Bold and sweet caramel malt, bread, molasses, a kiss of bittering hops on the swallow to balance out an otherwise sweet, grainy finish

M - Medium-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. Quite smooth and a tad warming.

D - Very easy drinking with solid flavor and mouthfeel.

I'm sure this doesn't stand up to some of the marzens from Germany, but it's pretty darn good. I see a few more six packs of it in my future going into fall.

association330, Sep 05, 2008
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2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- clear, amber/orange/red like clean copper penny. Few bubbles of carbonation. Thin head, gone quickly.
S- very light, earth, malt. Too light. Not much there.
T- malty, earthy, initially a bit sweet but ends dry and bitter. Slight hoppiness in the middle.
M- more carbonated than it appears, dry overall, feels fuller at the start than it ends up.
Average all around.

tbern007, Sep 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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athouve1, Nov 19, 2011
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,475 ratings.