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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,204 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,204
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 49
Gots: 273 | 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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AMoceri7

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on the beach, no excuses.

A: Close to sunset, the copper amber beauty of this beer glistened in the sun. Transparent and exciting.

S: Great smell of malt and some hop, reminds me of something off the bat. Cant put my finger on it...New Castle Nut Brown, that was it.

T: A whole lot of talk on malt, malt, malt, but I taste water, and then some malt as the alcohol warms very faintly. The hops come through it seems on the after taste. NOT BAD...

M: Great on the tongue, carbonation seems perfect for this Marzen. Spreads evenly, a bit dry for what I was expecting for the so called malt-deity of oktoberfests.

D: Had 3, probably could of had more, but would prefer a Boston Lager any season and or day of the year.

Probably wouldnt come running back for this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 07:20:04 | More by AMoceri7
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3rdRowTailgater

Louisiana

3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nice red, amber color with an off-white head.

Sweet, malty aroma. Bready.

The taste is sweet and falls in line with the aroma with a slight earthy note.

Good mouthfeel and carbonation and the lingering aftertaste is nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 22:43:12 | More by 3rdRowTailgater
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Schwab

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I gave it another try this year after I didn't like it too much the last 2 years when I tried it

A - Beer came with decent amber color, but almost a little bit too dark for the style, at least that's how it appeared to me in the situation. Head was barely noticeable and stick with it for a while but then disappeared. No real lacing

S - Smells definitely malty with a hint of spice. First thought I detect a citrus flavor, but I figured that's not the case

T - Definitely German noble hops! Balanced malt, hint of caramel, spice and different characters with every sip, almost complex

M - Came with ok carbonation, just enough. Medium body (could be a little bit more) and without dry finish

D - Absolutely! This beer goes down very smooth and after three there is still room for more.
I'm not sure, but for some reason I am pretty sure I got a different beer than I got in recent years and conclude they most have worked on the recipe again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2009 02:16:44 | More by Schwab
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billmayo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

02-24-2013 15:04:37 | More by billmayo
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Skarod

Maine

4/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2013 23:58:48 | More by Skarod
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akokinakes

California

4/5  rDev +9%

09-09-2012 22:03:27 | More by akokinakes
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JasonONeill

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

08-09-2012 03:42:28 | More by JasonONeill
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Oddment


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-02-2012 01:52:01 | More by Oddment
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djkman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

10-13-2012 21:18:21 | More by djkman
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Cpt_Caveman


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-29-2012 23:20:28 | More by Cpt_Caveman
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Beermunster

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-11-2012 05:16:13 | More by Beermunster
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Drinking_Mantis

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-29-2012 01:14:23 | More by Drinking_Mantis
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Buckeyes1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-30-2013 04:24:24 | More by Buckeyes1
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indy14jonesy

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-21-2013 13:02:20 | More by indy14jonesy
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CajunMary13

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-13-2013 17:40:15 | More by CajunMary13
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Noisia

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-13-2013 23:51:03 | More by Noisia
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AndrewC

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-13-2013 00:19:01 | More by AndrewC
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Nickcal

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-22-2014 03:02:11 | More by Nickcal
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BigAl723

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I fixed my cousin's laptop and she bought me some SA Octoberfest.

A: It pours a golden amber. A real nice looking head about two and a half inches thick. Mostly white.

S: Heavy malt and sweet spice. Pretty pleasant smelling brew.

T: Full flavored. Sweet malt coats my mouth. A sweet hop finish also lingers.

M: Nice medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Real nice feeling to it.

D: Very drinkable. Well balanced.

Overall, this is a real good beer. Perfect for a get together whether you grab a 12 pack or a sixer, you're good to go. A nice low ABV beer that doesn't sacrifice on flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 22:53:31 | More by BigAl723
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meaghan2k

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-27-2012 17:45:07 | More by meaghan2k
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exodus1369

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-26-2012 23:19:30 | More by exodus1369
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smithza9

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another great addition to the world of beer by the Boston Beer Company. Octoberfest is a great, dark, mix of spices that is good on any cool fall day. A bold taste and a wonderful smell. It is great beer to enjoy at a football game or just hanging with some friends.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 03:47:50 | More by smithza9
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PSU79

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-21-2013 22:57:19 | More by PSU79
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beaker30

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-25-2012 13:08:36 | More by beaker30
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Cummins9110

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice clear amber color with a nice and frothy white head. Smells of sweet caramel and toasty malts, also get that crisp lager smell, I take a sip and get a medium bodied mouthfeel with sweet caramel and some slight malts, altho I can realy get a noble hop taste, maybe hallertau or tettnager hops, some noble variety, ends in a long lasting caramel taste which makes me want another drink. To be honest i think this beer needs more malty bready taste and less aroma addition hops. While this is a good october fest Im possitive Sam Adams could do better.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2011 05:06:27 | More by Cummins9110
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,204 ratings.