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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,519 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,519
Reviews: 1,940
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 59
Gots: 451 | 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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dannykperkins

Ohio

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

08-25-2014 15:37:54 | More by dannykperkins
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Gish

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

A - Pours a beautiful copper with a small and quickly dissipating head.

S - Brown sugar, malts, and a bit of metal? It can smell great one minute and kind of metallic the next.

T - Very malty while still being refreshing and crisp. Maybe a tad sweeter than I like but overall very enjoyable!

M - Medium bodied, could use a bit more carbonation in my opinion.

D - One of the most drinkable beers I've had in a while, these are guaranteed not to last long in your fridge!

09-03-2009 23:03:15 | More by Gish
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Beerislife652854

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +18.5%

August 30. First time this year I found it at my local packie.

A - Crystal clear deep orange/ amber with a thin compact head that laces the glass finely and slightly.

S - Very mild, some floral hops, sweet malt.

T - Nice balance of toasted grains and sweet florals.

M- Good level of carbonation, Smooth.

D - Very drinkable. A nice transition from Summer to winter.

08-30-2008 20:45:55 | More by Beerislife652854
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ItsGotaBeUrBull

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-15-2013 15:51:12 | More by ItsGotaBeUrBull
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BGdad

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-03-2012 03:02:26 | More by BGdad
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

01-08-2013 01:34:09 | More by b2hogan
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CoreyClark

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-21-2014 19:49:04 | More by CoreyClark
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MaltyMates

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-29-2013 23:58:32 | More by MaltyMates
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Sleestak

California

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

Around this time last year I had my first oktoberfest beer. This was the one. Nice reddish copper with a thin head. Light caramel in the smell, not much. Some caramel in the taste and a bit of honey sweetness. Hops are more present than most in this style but still are subdued. You can't really go wrong with a Sam Adams no matter what the style. My first but deffinately not my last.

10-25-2007 05:06:35 | More by Sleestak
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SeanInDC

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-09-2013 03:00:48 | More by SeanInDC
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mkondor8

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-26-2012 15:51:50 | More by mkondor8
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deadbody

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%

Good but not great beer pretty much sums it up. Picked up a 24 pack of bottles for really cheap. Pours a nice deep amber, small head that doesn't last very long. Slight malty smell, Taste is fine, no flavors really jump out at you, but nothing bad either. Good mouthfeel, not too thin. Very drinkable.

10-29-2010 19:33:33 | More by deadbody
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dabeers1013

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-04-2012 02:55:00 | More by dabeers1013
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Kaisermatt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-28-2012 18:48:59 | More by Kaisermatt
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2Shaws

Virginia

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-21-2011 16:44:41 | More by 2Shaws
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sean05luvb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-18-2012 16:55:49 | More by sean05luvb
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BKBrewer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-03-2014 14:42:43 | More by BKBrewer
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ayestidham


4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-26-2012 01:13:14 | More by ayestidham
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WoodenLeg410


4/5  rDev +9%

08-10-2012 01:11:19 | More by WoodenLeg410
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Huntingtonbasser

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-21-2012 21:01:46 | More by Huntingtonbasser
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J2L


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-22-2012 02:33:52 | More by J2L
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Weston19

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured into a Sam Adams glass

A: Dark copper, about a two finger head that had great retention throughout the entire time. Very clear as well.

S: Malty, bready, slight hint of caramel.

T: Sweet, very bready and biscuity, caramel, hardly any hop flavor or bitterness.

MF: Smooth, creamy, no alcohol taste, and no bitterness.

O: This is a great Oktoberfest beer and I thought the strong malty flavor was great for this style of beer. I've had other beers of this style but this Sam Adams version has more robust flavor in my opinion. A good beer to have with lightly seasoned meats and poultry.

08-12-2013 22:41:22 | More by Weston19
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bravefan44

Iowa

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-10-2014 17:49:44 | More by bravefan44
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Navysqurl

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-20-2014 18:11:01 | More by Navysqurl
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jedijezus

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-29-2013 18:08:42 | More by jedijezus
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,519 ratings.