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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,551 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,551
Reviews: 2,017
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 76
Gots: 928 | 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:
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not a big fan of Oktoberfest style but this was a very good one.

A: Head disappeared way too quickly but it's a lovely dark copper with racing bubbles.

S: Bready, a little fruity - maybe a bit more complex than your average Oktoberfest.

T: Very good. Perfect bittersweet opening and a clean finish with just a little bit of lingering toffee. Extremely drinkable but tasty at the same time.

M: Exciting - a very little bit creamy but mainly bubbly.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Appearance: The beer is a nice amber color with a 3 finger thick off white head that stays strong.

Smell: Bready backbone with fruit all over it. Almost a fruit tart but with a bit more maltiness. Not in a too much way though, just the right balance of sweet and malty.

Taste: Light but very balanced. Bready and toasty up front. The middle has just a slight sweetness to it with some brown sugar and cinnamon toast with a hint of caramelized fruit on the side. Nice toasty malt character in the finish.

One of the best widely available seasonals out there. Definitely recommended.

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A: Dark orange amber. Three fingers of off white head stick to the glass nicely, head doesn't stick around too long, fades to a light skim.

S: Earthy, toasty, bready malts, some light toffee and caramel.

T: Malts up front are bready and mixed with sweet caramel and light toffee. Light burst of noble hops make it lightly bitter. Its clean, well balanced, very easy to drink.

M: A bit thin, more so than I remember from last years batch. Carbonation is medium, body is light medium.

A: Not bad, however I seem to remember last years batch being a bit better. Overall, easy drinking fall seasonal, but there are better ones out there.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,551 ratings.