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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,212 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,212
Reviews: 1,998
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 756 | 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%

ryanpj, Aug 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Sobertso, Aug 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

ejw127, Aug 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Joefisherman, Aug 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Satan70, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Fuzzycuffs, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of The_1084
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep copper, almost amber color with a small head roughly 1 finger in width that fades rather quickly, but leaves decent lacing; nice activity of carbonation is present.

S - Rich roasted malts with the presence of yeast and hops.

T - Full flavored malts with a mild aftertaste of yeast and hops.

M - A full bodied beer with medium-heavy carbonation; leaves a dry, sticky feel.

O - Overall, this is an above average octoberfest beer and one that I look forward to drinking each year.

The_1084, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Chuck_25
4/5  rDev +9%

Chuck_25, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was obtained in a seasonal twelve pack from Samuel Adams. While I may not agree with releasing the fall seasonals in early August, it's not my choice to make. That being said, I generally appreciate the Sam Adams seasonal packs, as they come with a good variety of brews and you get two, so you don't have to be a loser drinking alone. Side poured from the bottle into a pint glass with standard vigor.

Appearance - Pours a copper, almost rust color with a small one finger head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves little lacing. Love the packaging, as I do most SA products, but that isn't a scoreable criteria (unfortunately). Carbonation action can be seen inside the brew.

Smell - Big, rich roasted malts, breads, and toast. Plenty of sweetness to go around as well in those malts, almost a syrup or vanilla smell.

Taste - Much like the nose. The malts hit you up front, followed by the hints of sweetness and more malts. Finally there is a definite toast essence as well, which is very refreshing and tasty.

Mouthfeel - Finishes fairly clean, leaves an uber-malty aftertaste, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Easy to drink.

Overall - I like this beer! I have always enjoyed the marzen/oktoberfest styles, and the Sam Adams product I think is a quality product. Not a world-beater, but certainly worth a drink or twelve. Definitely a fun beer to buy a bunch of, sit around an outdoor fire on a brisk night, and hang out.

TheCondor, Aug 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

pandatron, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jonmoore89, Aug 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

HollyHops, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Alkey
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear amber color with thin layer of suds on top. Aroma has a hint of bread and malt. Taste is a bit thin, very malty with toasted and roasted malts, slight earthy bitterness, and clean finish. Overall a easy to drink and easy to find fall brew to go with your bar food or pizza.

Alkey, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

guinb, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

pirmannt1, Aug 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Beer4Baltimore, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bigdog73, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BossDJ, Aug 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Dweedlebug, Aug 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

jik18, Aug 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

sabitu, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

enelson, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

rcatalano, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

srw, Aug 11, 2012
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,212 ratings.