Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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6,565 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,565
Reviews: 2,022
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 76
Gots: 953 | 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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Photo of Paulieblaze
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a classic in my bar when it's available. I love this stuff.

Photo of BrettMRogers
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harjoeb2010
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Too bad it's only seasonal.

Photo of NCMatt
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyI
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

There's really not much that is truly remarkable about this beer. A very safe Sam Adams interpretation of the style. The semi-opaque, copper colored liquid does bring a whisper of Autumn and the changing of the leaves. Beyond that, it's a decidedly average beer. Quite sessionable actually, with a nice mix of pleasant, yet tame qualities. Oddly though, there is a metallic twang to this beer that I can't quite explain. In that respect, it's reminiscent of an adjunct lager drank straight from a can (which I occasionally find enjoyable). However, the buttery diacetyl flavor, tangy bite and mild amber malt characteristics give this beer much more character than your average BMC. The light spices that poke through on the finish are a nice touch that keep you coming back for more. Quite an interesting beer. It simultaneously manages to be innocuous and common, yet has just enough character and style to keep you going back for more. I guess that's why Sam is among the kings of craft. They have found a way to make subtle flavor and artistry appeal to the masses.

Photo of CIBoy10
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheOldMachines
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MustyDusty
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickWebster87
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gmattkennedy
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

It's almost ok. Spice is overpowering to the pint of annoyance. There are so many other good beers in this flavor range to mess with this one again.

Photo of Cohasset
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redhorse107
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An exceptionally smooth and tasty Oktoberfest beer.

Photo of Brandon35
2.48/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Keelin
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JNForsyth
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Blksab99
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bmeehan
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

CLASSIC

Photo of Troublebar
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BlackHawk89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Terickson
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of TylerSeitz52
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of Odyssey
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,565 ratings.