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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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5,207 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,207
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 49
Gots: 278 | 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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gameat10

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I remember drinking this at the airport Max and Erma's. After drinking a tall glass of it, i immediately became hooked on it. When i got back from Europe, the first thing i did was pick up a six pack of this and nearly drank the whole thing in 2 days. The appearance had a nice dark orange hue to it. The smell had a presence of caramel. Taste is amazing, i could drink 5 of these in one sitting if possible. This is definitely a beer i can get along with. cheers jim! :)

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2007 02:58:49 | More by gameat10
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lostsurf24

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I have to say I have been and will always be a big fan of this brew. It's become a staple in our fall traditions to sit around a fire or go to a party and always make sure we have a few cases of this to go around. With that said...

A: Darker Amber colored with a nice fall hue to it.

S: Very malty with a hint of spices.

T: There certainly is a sweet malty taste to this brew. This years seems to bit a bit maltier and sweeter compared to last. Spices also kick in along with a bit of a hop finish to balance out this brew. Is this screaming fall or what???

M: Good mouthfeel. Somewhat heavier but not overbearing for the season. This is how autumn should feel AND taste!

D: Again like I said before this one holds a special place in my heart. I could drink many of these in a sitting or pair it with the right foods at dinner. I think thats why I rate this one so high. It tastes good, easy to drink, and
I can pair it well with some many foods and deserts. It's almost a go to beer for me this time of year.

I will always consider this one to be an excellent brew.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2008 15:03:34 | More by lostsurf24
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Nikxed58

New York

4.78/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was part of the Fall seasonal variety pack at a wholesaler (yay for fall beer styles!). I had high expectations for this beer because of the brand and prior experience. Sam Adams Octoberfest did not disappoint!

A - poured from the bottle with a very tiny head, maybe 1-2 cm at most. The color is just gorgeous, a brown similar to that of Jack Daniel's whiskey.

S - a complex smell that seems to have a little "more" than other oktoberfests. There is everything that I expected from a traditional oktoberfests but with an increased sweetness and spiciness that differentiates it from other beers. Just taking a whiff of this makes me want to down the whole thing!

T - that spice noted in the smell comes through in the taste, as do the hops. There is a hint of sweetness similar to caramel which brings a nice balance to it.

M - this is a full bodied beer that is perfect for the Fall's colder weather. There is a very satisfying feeling of drinking something substantial and hearty.

O - great beer to enjoy during the fall. I would recommend picking up the Sam Adams variety pack at wholesaler; you can't beat the price. $1.05 or so for each bottle, including this wonderful brew, is a great price and well worth every cent.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 22:04:55 | More by Nikxed58
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squeakmeister

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

06-30-2012 07:45:42 | More by notjaredlouche
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iBodhisattva

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

08-19-2012 17:43:44 | More by iBodhisattva
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Spaz7

California

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

05-24-2013 21:39:30 | More by Spaz7
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MrClean1971

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

10-21-2013 15:36:41 | More by MrClean1971
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Lifsabch

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

09-20-2012 00:29:44 | More by Lifsabch
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

08-06-2013 23:14:23 | More by willland
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West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

04-16-2012 17:04:55 | More by Insanity55
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

09-13-2013 19:16:21 | More by kpaxfaq
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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

10-26-2013 19:17:53 | More by legion407
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Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is a dark orange amber. Clear not cloudy.

Smell is sweet with slight hints a maple, caramel, and malts.

Taste is sweet also. Very carbonated. The flavours of caramel, and maple quite evident in each sip.

An easy feel to this brew makes it one of the better beers to drink.

This beer has always been one of my favorite brews. I like to hold onto a few after they have stopped brewing this beer and bring out a bottle or two in the spring. I really like the fall feel to this beer. The best flavoring for my pallet.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 00:25:14 | More by Duhast500
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

09-13-2012 21:39:19 | More by Aleforme
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,207 ratings.