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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

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5,821 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,821
Reviews: 1,964
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 65
Gots: 574 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.3%

BigMikie, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

lovethebelgians, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

MatterOfOpinion, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

shanny1981, May 12, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

Lookingloo2, Aug 17, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -16.1%

Mattmarinucci, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of babydoc
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottled notched best before Feb. Poured at about 45 degrees into a pint glass, yielding a foamy one-finger head that faded too soon, leaving a bit of lace. Appearance clear, dark, coppery, with nice effervescence.

Nose is malty, molasses, caramel. Tastes caramel, molasses, dark malty, but not too sweet. Has a fairly dry finish, moderate carbonation doesn't overwhelm.

Easy enough to drink as a session brew, but would match up nicely with a burger or Brat.

babydoc, Oct 02, 2005
Photo of mattviator
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time I have tried an Octoberfest beer. Pours a nice red/orange color and leaves basically no lacing. Has a good caramel smell. It has a toasty, malty caramel taste with a subtle bitterness and is well balanced. Finishes somewhat dry. Glad I bought a six pack because it is easy drinking. A good beer that makes me want to try others of this style.

mattviator, Nov 07, 2005
Photo of schanker21
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear amber color that fades into an orangeish around the edges. Two finger head does not last too long and leaves little lacing.

S- Nothing too strong. Smells like bread and malts.

T- Malt and caramel up front balanced out by hops. A good tasting beer. I'm not getting an overwhelming sweetness that a lot of the other users are getting, and I'm normally pretty sensitive to that.

M- Moderate carbonation, maybe a little bit syrupy.

D- Overall a very sessionable, very drinkable beer. This is one that I will continue to pick up throughout the fall. Goes great with brats.

schanker21, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of rosmhuire
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint of the latest Sam offering at my local pub. Poured a beautiful amber color. Nice head but not much on the nose. Taste is simple bordering on watery - not a lot going on here. Still , a very quaffable beer. Could easily throw back 3-4 of these, though my 16 month old started fussing as soon as I got my 2nd pint.

rosmhuire, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of Landfill21
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was the second octoberfest beer I have had the pleasure of tasting this season.

Pours into a dark amber color and has a nice head that leaves no lace down the sides of the glass. Has a malty, toffee smell. Goes down very smooth and you can taste the malt and toffee tones. Is a excellent beer to drink on a hot day. Drinkability is awesome and it is easy to drink 4-5 of these at a sitting.

Would highly recommend this beer to anyone. Is not available for very long and is often hard to find. Stock up when you can.

Landfill21, Aug 15, 2010
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

CollegeStogie, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

Aeromaximus, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

daverdave, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

buddydubbs, Mar 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

runwild99, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

muchos, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of getmeabeer
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I found this to be a very rich, and smooth offering from Sam Adams. I am a fan of Octoberfest bears and Sams didn't disappoint for a large beer brewer.

Poured into a pint glass with a deep copper, amber color. Creamy thick head with a touch of lacing that stuck around even after a few sips.

Smell - was that of mild malt, roasted barley with a slight floral hint.

Taste - initial taste is floral and nutty yet not overly sweet with a hint of caramel, and autumn spice towards the end.

Mouthfeel - very drinkable light, crisp, medium carbonation seasonal

This is not a bad offering from Sam Adams and overall a very drinkable beer. 4 pints later and I didn't get tired of it.

getmeabeer, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ronbo5421, Apr 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Culture, Sep 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

bp4171, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jeffry-Mazerolle, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

nycsportster, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

MilesRaymond, Apr 02, 2014
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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