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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,644 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,644
Reviews: 2,042
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 83
Gots: 1,145 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have only sampled 5 ot 6 Octoberfest style beers, but this was my favorite. I wish they brewed this all year. This was my favorite Samuel Adams beer.

It pours an absolutely beautiful red/amber color with a thick cream color head.

Smells sweet of caramel and malts. No pronounced hops or wheat here.

Flavor follows scent. Somewhat sweet, caramels, malts, very mild hops way back in the background. Not thick, but not thin.

Very easy to drink as a starter for the night or in multiples.

I wish they brewed this one year 'round!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice amber with a stiff ivory head that took its time diminishing and clung somewhat. Smells bready sweet, bordering on pretzel. Taste is sweet without being sickening. Very rich malt is perfectly balanced by hop bitterness. Starts sweet and ends right in the middle. The little bit of alcohol that reveals itself when enjoyed with mustard, crackers and cheese was pretty nice. Body is not too heavy. Carbonation is adequate and goes from sharp to creamy as you reach the end of the glass. Haven't had too many Octoberfests... that being said this is the best one I've had. I will definitely get a 6-er next fall. Try it, you won't be disipointed.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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