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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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6,264 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,264
Reviews: 2,005
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 782 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

6demonbag, Aug 22, 2012
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scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

briiguy, Aug 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Huntingtonbasser, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

FoxyStephens, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

KaaosMachine, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BostonKyle, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

ryko, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Chadhodgdon, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mfigueroa713, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DerwinWentworth, Aug 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

brandonati, Aug 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Eriktheipaman, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

reynolds2121, Aug 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

pasurfer114, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not the biggest fan of Marzen/Octoberfest beers, this one came in the fall 12 pack. While it's one of my least favorite German styles, I know it well because a couple years back Trader Joes had mini-kegs of Paulaner Octoberfest on sale for 10 bucks and I couldn't pass up that opportunity.

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with a thin white head, dimishes quickly but has a bit of staying power with the somewhat rabid carbonation.

Nose; lightly fruity, soft caramel, touch of grains.

Taste; herbal hop presence, some grains, toastiness, caramel, light fruits...apples. In the finish a touch of alcohol comes through, it's pleasantly warming, but that really shouldn't be there at the mid level abv.

Mouthfeel; crisp and slightly slick.

Overall; not half bad, one of the better beers so far in the pack, much better than the dunkelweizen for sure. Style wise, still not much of a fan. Maybe if I were at Octoberfest and had a big old mug of it and a brat I'd think differently...I'm sure I'll make it over there one of these years.

pixieskid, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Dope, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ajs4bd, Aug 20, 2012
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2.4/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Deep copper, clear

S - Malty grain smell, burnt toast

T - Caramel Malts - with alcohol coming thru and very little else of substance. Roasted grain feel and little balance or finish

M- creamy and smooth and little carbonation

Not one to go back to despite the fit for the season.

KomodoDragon, Aug 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

hinemk76, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

rooster1970, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep reddish amber with a small white head. It's fairly transparent but looks good.

The smell is sweet malt and grass.

The taste is rich malts, a little caramel, quite sweet with a little bitterness.

The mouth feel is pretty light with medium carbonation.

Over all the beers ok, I really like Octoberfests and this one is easy to get, even a bit early. Definitely not my first pick if there's better.

Dave1999, Aug 19, 2012
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,264 ratings.