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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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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Photo of raznug
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer pours a deep amber color and is topped with ½” of white colored head that disappears pretty slowly.
Smell: Octoberfest smells of malt and more malt that is just about it, a few spices but not too many.
Taste: Malt is pretty much all I can taste as well I wish there was some more spice notes but none the less it is an ok beer considering.
Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side when it comes to mouthfeel for a colder weather beer but a tasty brew none the less.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JamesMN
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a translucent dark orange/amber with a thin light tan head. Doesn't leave much for lacing but the head regenerates nicely.

Aroma: Grainy with a touch of caramel sweetness and a slight roasted quality. Not too much in the nose.

Taste: Grainy with a bit of burnt malt in the background. A tad watery but I expect this Octoberfest is actually closer in abv and consistency to the original version than most american breweries produce. It has a bit of malt complexity but an odd metallic aftertaste distracts me from delving further into the levels of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Good level of carbonation and above average drinkability. Somewhere between light and medium bodied.

Final Thoughts: Not one of Samuel Adams better beers but not bad. It's sort of in that grey area where I am indifferent to it. I could see a first time craft beer drinker really liking this one (once they get past how dark it is compared to their beloved macro-lager). Wouldn't seek it out but not out of place in the autumn sampler pack.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a great octoberfest. looks pretty standard, autumn orange color with a lacey off white head that lasts awhile. smells like big german caramel malts and bready yeast. flavor is complex and not nearly as sweet as so many octoberfests are. i pick up so many fall flavors in this, like pumpkins, squash, and brown sugar, but that may just be a product of the season. mouthfeel is right on for the style, its lighter in body but not thin, just really drinkable. carbonation is pretty relaxed in this. its one of those beers that demands a huge glass. letting a one liter draft get a little warm as it drinks is how i always wish i was having it.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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