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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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6,252 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,252
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 776 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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4/5  rDev +9%

jhenson1, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

cools007, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice example of a nice style, pours a nice coppery amber hue with a quickly dimishing tannish white head. A nice maly taste with biscuity caramel overtones. A widely available beer which usually finds its way to my refridgerator this time of year. A safe bet, not extreme by any means. Yet it gets the job done. Another example of Boston Brewing Companies ability to produce solid offerings for each season of the year.

jtw5877, Sep 09, 2006
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4/5  rDev +9%

100oz long tube beer was great from tap , not too strong with spices had just enough for me to enjoy till 0 oz

JohnGMJr, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Ryen, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

swooshjtb, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

whallgren, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

imperialking, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

jclaydev, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

skriv, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

blmar311, Aug 26, 2012
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Andy_Luft, Nov 15, 2013
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AceMan, Nov 28, 2011
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Sipchue, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Sam Smith pint glass. A burnished copper, one finger of head. Good clarity, moderate carbonation visible. Smells of caramel and biscuit.

Heavy toasted malt flavors up front: toffee, biscuit, yielding to toast. A nip of hops keeps things interesting. The finish is slightly dry and bitter despite a minimal hop presence. Overall, pleasant and malty, and reminds me more of a Fuller's ESB than a festmarzen.

Moderate body, with the right amount of carbonation for the style. Definitely sessionable because of a good balance to the beer, though it leans heavily towards malts.

I'm quite fond of this seasonal, though I'm not sure it's an oktoberfest.

aristeros, Aug 30, 2010
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4/5  rDev +9%

cvignola94, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

unclerob, Aug 16, 2014
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,252 ratings.