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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

5,830 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 5,830
Reviews: 1,964
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 65
Gots: 578 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Scotthuller, Sep 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

CowboyRob, Jul 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

broadway848, Sep 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

pualie84, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of RandomExile
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: light amber/red, full tan head, persistent even spotty lacing, initially sheets of fine lacing
S: malty, metallic, fresh
T: malty, bitter, slightly sweet, caramel, corn
M: light-bodied, smooth, just a slight tingle
O: decent marzen, sessionable, pairs well with Mexican

RandomExile, Nov 06, 2013
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4.72/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This for me is the best Oktoberfest style beers I have ever had! The appearance of this beer is an amber color. The smell is a hint of malt, but mainly focused on the spicy noble hops that are used. The taste of this beer a noble hop spiciness with a delicious malt back bone. This beer is very drinkable and yet has a lot of flavor going for it. Great beer by Samuel Adams.

arboristfish, Oct 31, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

dmmcgove, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

swooshjtb, Dec 04, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

MatthewD4, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

VictorFranco, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Chiefy770
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: Clear, dark amber. Very seasonal. A thick foam head sinks to a creamy haze over the top.

Smell: Mild and malty.

Taste: The malt really drives the flavor of this beer. Faint hints of toasted nuts (I do mean faint). Takes a slight turn towards the sweet side after it goes down the throat. Nothing overwhelming, pleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. They got the carbonation right on this one. Smooth, yet a bubbly texture is defined.

Overall: I am a huge fan of Marzen beers. Sam Adams really gets this right. Comparing this to its competitors... Sam Adams takes the gold in my opinion. There are more complex and, well, I guess you could call them better beers in this style but when all else fails, this one is great.

Chiefy770, Sep 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Jeffani, Oct 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Jhatwig, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Cane4Beer, Apr 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

jik18, Aug 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

DoomVM, Sep 30, 2013
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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

Beastcpa, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

hipHOPSanonymous, Jul 13, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear copper in color with 1 inch fluffy white head. Looks like a perfect Oktoberfest!

Light toasty malt is about all I get from the aroma. Maybe it's just a style of beer I don't appreciate, but I'm not impressed yet.

Lightly toasted grains with subtle hop bitterness. Fairly clean flavor over all with a bright crisp bitterness. A nice sweetness and subtle fruitiness. What impresses me most is the clean freshness to this beer.

Slightly thin body with subtle carbonation.

It's a very solid Oktoberfest beer with a nice toasted malt profile and slight hop character, but unfortunately I'm not a huge fan of most lagers. Crisp and clean and well constructed.

jlandis, Nov 16, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

RKel888, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

wells9uk, Aug 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Kpitevl, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Chadhowie, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

porterman66, Dec 27, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,830 ratings.