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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,809 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,809
Reviews: 1,963
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 64
Gots: 571 | 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.

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ItsBeer4Me, Dec 05, 2011
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pogoowner, Dec 04, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

12oz bottle, pours a deep copper/brass, close to a brown ale but a bit lighter, very clear, thin white head, leaves minimal lacing

S: Rustic flavors come to mind, definitely some malt/sweetness but not roasted/dar.

F: Sweet up front with an oak/woody malt backbone, not too complex, pretty tasty, has a real clean finish to it.

M: A bit undercarbonated and slightly watery, very sessionable.

O: A solid brew from sam and a good representation of the style. A good brew to pair with a meal as it wont dominate palate. Price is right.

BigCheese, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

bigred89, Dec 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Appearance: Clean amber and caramel. Small fine head when poured. Carbonation continually comes up from the bottom.

Smell: Pleasant Malts and yeast. Some interesting tea or hay notes that are mellow and pleasant. A little sweetness from the hops with a back note of citrus.

Taste: Hazelnuts, and toffee. A very pleasant complexion that evolves nicely.

Mouthfeel: Light and pleasant. Not too viscous. Matches the taste perfectly and facilitates the evolution of the beer across the palate.

Overall: A great american Marzen style. The malt is very well done and stands out pleasantly. Some of the german examples have a little more citrus and hops but a great take on the style. A great beer.

Serving type: Bottle poured into Sam Adams Boston Lager curved glass.

cradke, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

Saire826, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

Nofear048, Dec 03, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%

A: Amber in color with tan head. Clear with a small amount of lacing. Poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.
S: Malty, nutty, caramel and grain aromas
T: Sweet malt with nuttiness and a hint of caramel
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Enjoyable beer that I would have again.

Paincane, Dec 03, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice amber with a brownish tint to it. About 1 finger of loose-laced white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.

N: Very nutty with caramel, brown sugar and bread notes.

T: Follows the nose. Bready and caramelly upfront followed by notes of brown sugar and pecans. finishes with caramel, bread and hints of cocoa.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, clean and a little creamy.

O: People love Sam Adam's Octoberfest for a reason. Not only is it easily accessible but it definitely holds it's own among other Marzens. Crisp, clean, easy drinking and always a must have for the fall season.

justintcoons, Dec 02, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

Bought this beer as a 6er because I'm on a quest to try as many Sam Adams beers as I can.

I didn't pour it (a no-no I know), but from the bottle it tastes pretty good. Really good in fact. This isn't my favorite beer, but it is a great beer and makes for a great fall/early winter beer.

Overall, I'd recommend at least giving it a try, not necessarily going to be everyone's favorite beer for sure, but at least worth a taste. I enjoyed it, it's a top tier for me.

DemonCarcass, Dec 02, 2011
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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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