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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: 1,150 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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A - Reddish-copper hue with a thin white creamy-looking head which dissolves rapidly, leaving a thin lacing.

S - Earthy, bready, a little musty. Aromas mostly faint.

T - Initial tastes of sweet malt, biscuits, and buttered toast, which become more prevalent as it warms. Mild fruity hops kick in about halfway through adding a bit balance, but they fade out quickly. Mostly dry finish with the sweet malts lingering a bit longer than anything else.

M - Lively carbonation gives good drink-ability, but I found it a bit much for the style.

O - A fairly solid offering, just not very complex. Like many SA seasonal beers, I find that one usually-better-than-average characteristic (in this case malt) dominates the flavor profile, with not much else going on. This proves no exception.

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Type: Oktoberfest/ Lager
Color: Amber
Body: Lightly carbonated
Head: Heavy white head. Lingers for some time. Excellent lacing.
Taste: For a fall beer is it light but still has a great flavor. Almost tastes like popcorn strangely enough.
Aroma: The smell of fall is in the air! You can smell the spices and the caramel and toffee that were used in the brewing process.

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A-Clear amber color with thick white head. Looks like autumn in a bottle.
S-Tons of malted barley-toasted and caramel. Spicy noble hops in there too. I like.
T-Rich malted barley dominates-sweet toasted toffee/caramel. A kiss of hops to break up the malt. Smooth finish.
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O-One of my favorite Marzens-great malt flavor, well done brew. Probably my favorite beer from SA.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,644 ratings.