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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,174 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,174
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 46
Gots: 261 | 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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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

12-31-2012 03:55:13 | More by Dalmanfsu
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4/5  rDev +9%

12-30-2012 00:43:27 | More by Trent15
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-29-2012 16:05:13 | More by jschwamb
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

12-29-2012 13:37:42 | More by Sipchue
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-29-2012 11:26:00 | More by jmmy3
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-28-2012 18:26:07 | More by VaTarheel
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2012 17:06:55 | More by RelentlessLefty
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California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-28-2012 16:55:01 | More by BlackTuesday
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 Fl Oz bottle poured into a 'Back Forty Beer Co' badged US pint tumbler @ home on 28 Dec 2012.

Looked happy in an American glass: good deep amber hue to the body with a thin off-white covering on top.

Sweet malty molasses all over the place in the aroma and the first sip confirms what your eyes and nose were telling you: this is malts first and foremost, with the hops just there to calm it all down a little.

I'm sweet toothed so this was fine my me but it is far too sweet for a true Oktoberfest Marzen if you want to talk about styles.

Most enjoyable: the second half of the tasting was helped along by some soft French cheese and the UK's equivalent to saltine crackers. They went well together.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 16:39:53 | More by BlackHaddock
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Two-fingered head off the pour. Ruby bronze in color.

Toasted grains, bordering on roasty, with German hop mustiness and earthiness. Light aroma of rooibos tea. Quite splendid for how simple it is.

Hearty and semi-sweet with heavy roast, toffee, tanginess, and earthy hops. Burly, with a bitter middle. Finishes tangy and with some leftover grain sugars. Pleasantly malty.

Very soft and drinkable. Mildly spicy in the brushy finish.

Can't not call this a favorable classic this time of year. This bottle will not be my last.

Serving type: bottle

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Nebraska

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish copper hue with a steady 1/2 inch head; lacing is nearly non-existent

S: Bready, toasty malts with some subtle tea, brown sugar, and toffee aromas--but mostly toasted malts--a bit subdued even for the style

T: Much more toasted bready malts--lots of biscuit with some subtle citrus undertones along with a touch of toffee and brown sugar

F: Decent medium body--especially for a lager

O: This is a great American version of a marzen: crisp, nice body, toasted malts, mmm

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 18:32:28 | More by dbossman
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-20-2012 08:00:28 | More by Pecan
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,174 ratings.