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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,642 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,642
Reviews: 2,040
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 83
Gots: 1,142 | 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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A: Dark copper orange with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: A pleasant malt, with hints of yeast and spice
T: Very malty. Lots of bread/biscuit/take your pick along with a hint of fruit esters and spice.
M: Quite light. Smooth.
O: This certainly isn't bad but seems a bit pedestrian. A nice introduction to the marzen style for those where Sam Adams may be the only craft brewer in the market, but there are far better out there.

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Smell is mainly of the malt and yeast, maybe a hint of lemon.

Very malty tasting, with a bit of sweetness.

Pretty good mouthfeel.

Not a real complex beer, the malt very much dominates. It does go down nice and easy, and is pretty good, but nothing I'd go out of my way for either. If you like malty beers, this is the one to try.

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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.

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

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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