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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,595 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,595
Reviews: 2,032
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 78
Gots: 1,027 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Beer # 3 from my mixed pack.

Pours a really nice orange, golden yellow color with a just off white head and a nice amount of lacing. Really great look to this beer. The aroma is slightly pumpkin and yams with some caramelized malts and a nice corn muffin and sweet potato aroma. Also has a really nice bitterness underneath the high malt profile. The flavor is very good on this. I like it better than last years. Not a complex beer by any means but focused and has that great marzen caramel malt flavor with a touch of hops. Fresh and tasty. The mouthfeel is right on with my favorite German oktoberfests. Has a great acidity on the finish that levels out the big malt profile. Drinkability is great on this. Really smooth, tasty and balanced. Such a good Oktoberfest and really a nice beer overall.

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

I'll admit that I really didn't like this beer that much when I first tried it in a "make-your-own" six-pack. However, it really grew on me when I tried the style a couple more times. This particular one came from the Sam Adams Fall Seasonal 12-pack.

The beer pours a translucent amber color. It has a sort of buttery malt smell and flavor that is different than most other styles (recently I have had an Irish Red that is similar). This is probably why I did not originally like this style. But, once I was used to this flavor, I was sad to finish the ones I had.

I would highly recommend trying this beer (and others of the style), especially because they are only available during the Fall season. If new to the style, it may take some getting used to since it is so different, but it is definitely worth a try.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,595 ratings.