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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,631 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,631
Reviews: 2,039
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 80
Gots: 1,104 | 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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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle to a pint glass

A- Pours a medium orange color with a tan two finger head. Good amount of lacing.

S- Not a whole lot on the nose. A bit of sweetness, some spice. Far from overpowering.

T- A lot more flavor than smell. Tastes like fall: Maple and caramel and just the right amount of spice. The tiniest amount of bitterness towards the end balances it.

M- Just great. Thick enough to chew on and thin enough to easily enjoy.

O- One of my favorite of the six from the fall sampler pack

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of u2carew
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Clear body, copper in color. Thin sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Caramel. Toffee. Nutty. Subtle apple notes.
T) Munich malts - caramel, toffee. Nutty. Bready. Hints of tree fruit. Subtle hops in the finish.
M) Fizzy. Medium body. Dry and Chalky in the finish.
O) A well craft Octoberfest. I will always drink one of these.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of yamar68
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks pretty in the glass - clear copper gold topped with a half finger of khaki head that laces a dirty glass.

Smells like Fall... amber type malts, faint cinnamon/nutmeg, sweet bread character, dirty caramel, nothing too exciting but true to the style for sure.

Lots of sweet grain on the tongue, bits of that caramel come through, some pale malt - barley notes, pairs nicely with the weather.

Highly drinkable. Honestly I'm not a big marzen fan in general but this is just fine for a beer with lunch on a day like this.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of vkv822
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
Best By: Feb. 2013

Pours a a clear amber red with a foamy off white head with nice retention.

The aroma is malty upfront, cracker and a slight caramel note. There are some grassy hops and nuts in the finish, though a bit subdued overall.

The taste follows the nose pretty closely, though the flavors are more prominent.

Medium body, medium- foamy carbonation.

A solid and enjoyable Marzen. Something I don't mind having a 6-pack of.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had high hopes based on the label that says, "5 roasted malts for a rich hearty flavor...." The flavor was pleasant and had the malt flavor as advertised, but not as hearty as I hoped.

In its favor, not a lingering after taste.

It's a beer I would be glad to drink again, but not one I will be excited to tell my friends about.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,631 ratings.