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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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6,595 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,595
Reviews: 2,032
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 78
Gots: 1,031 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into DFH shaped pint. Abel, I stole this from your fridge last time I was over. Thanks muchacho.

A: Pours an even amber brown with a couple fingers of bubbly light tan head. Small patches of lace were left down the glass as the head disappeared into a faint collar.
S: Fruit juice, toasted grains, mild spiciness, and a hint of honey. Sweet, malty, fruity, and spicy.
T: Malty, bready and spicy with notes of fruit juice, toasted grains, orange peel and mild hops. The finish is sweet and the aftertaste is nutty and malty. Hints of apple juice.
M: Medium-full body, very slick and syrupy (but not cloying) mouthfeel, with low and smooth carbonation.
O: Solid all-around but not my favorite. Very affordable and drinkable though.

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3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

an amber almost ruby pour with about a finger of head. smells of malty sweetness, caramel, slight citrus.
the taste is bready, slightly citrusy (orange), slight hint of honey.
medium body, high carbonation - creamy on lips.
not a bad marzen at all - especially for one that's so easily available.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a mug.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with 3-4 fingers of foamy off-white head. This eventually peters down into a thin ½ finger layer of creaminess, leaving back a slowly creeping downward cascade of spotty lacing. The aroma smells sweet and doughy, with a notes of citrus, spice and lightly buttered toast mixed in.

The taste has more of a push to it from that green leafy citrus character but the sweetness finishes this out with a mix of light toffee and toasted bread. Dry and bitter on the backend. The mouthfeel is medium bodied; with a smooth and creamy feel as this spreads out and some light crispness that prickles the tongue a bit. This flows pretty decently across the palate.

This was decent but nothing overly special, with profiles that leaned to the sweeter side but there was just enough crispness to keep this mostly accessible and drinkable feeling. I tend to like this one a bit more on draft, which is how I’ve usually had it over the years.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sam Adams Octoberfest

Should be fresh enough. Pours a very deep and dark amber color, with a medium off white head and medium retention. Sweet malts, perhaps toast in the aroma. Taste is definitely sweet with a slightly astringent finish that almost seems like a very mild version of roast. Drink easy and smooth. Can't be beaten for buck a bottle.

3, 3.5, 3.5, 4, 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mojo
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours up a beautiful copper with a large tan head. Elaborate lacing is left as the glass is emptied. The nose is fruit and roasted nuts, a pretty pleasant if understated smell. Mouthfeel is kind of thick and syrupy. Taste is very sweet with sweet roasted malt from begiining to end. My main issue is that it tastes a little one dimensional. I'd like it to have a bit more assertive finish. But I enjoyed it overall and would take another if offered.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,595 ratings.