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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,218 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,218
Reviews: 1,998
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 760 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Skibum211, Sep 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ramblinwreck101, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Yogidaddy, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Sam_C, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Beeranator, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

camclem2, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

briancross, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of breakingbland
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

breakingbland, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

GatorCoop, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Puppetz
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Puppetz, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of NickBeery
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

NickBeery, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of thefluker
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

thefluker, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of RyanH
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First, I like the brewery and I like the seasonal selections Samuel Adams offers. Biased, I am. Amber with a ruddy hint in color. Poured smooth but the head was smaller than I remembered in the past. The taste was better than most Octoberfest-type beers I've tried, though not the best. Good, but not the best. HOWEVER ... I happened to try this particular offering last Sunday for the 1st time this year. The wife prepared some pork chops with baked sweet potatoes. OMG. This Octoberfest paired with that meal, especially the sweet potatoes, was pure Nirvana. We immediately planned to have friends over in a few weeks just so we can entertain this Samuel Adams Octoberfest with the pork and sweet potato. It is Slap-Yo-Mama Good. Overall, the beer itself is good but what makes a beer is, IMHO, the meal it compliments. The point is the beer is good, but with the right meal, on the right day, THAT is what makes the experience. Look, the beer is above average. Enjoy it.

RyanH, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of gr8zehaman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

gr8zehaman, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

bernardo06, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of NormLobstah
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

NormLobstah, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

JamieDuncan, Sep 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

NathanEmpsall, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ethanmc12, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

jryanj927, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Huffs
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams glass and a nice off white head developed with mild lacing and retention. Great caramel / copper color which was clear. Aroma was mild with hints of caramel and malt. Tasted very malty with a slighty toasted toffee taste on the back. Some spicy and caramel hints. Mouthfeel was full and creamy with a mild and sweet aftertaste.

Huffs, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of jmbranum
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear brown-amber liquid with a generous off-white head.

Aroma is the weakest point of this beer. Malty but a few odd adjunct notes. Not bad at all but not especially good either really.

Flavor is better. Malty and rich, but not cloyingly sweet. A little bit of toastyness. A very little bit of maple and caramel. Just a little hops. Nice finish.

Medium to full mouthfeel.

Overall a better than average Octoberfest. I would drink it again.

jmbranum, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Mr_Rocca, Sep 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Rbroccoli, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

davemathews68, Sep 26, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,218 ratings.