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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

5,830 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,830
Reviews: 1,964
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 65
Gots: 578 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

rmjacobson, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

tallfellapgh, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DPB2262, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of PaleZombie
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Very nice copper to orange color pouring about one finger of foamy head that stuck around. Very clear.

S - Caramel and toffee malts with a slight grassy hop backbone. Not too strong of a nose.

T - Big, bold, sweet caramel and toffee malts, slight grassy and citrus hop finish. Tasty!

M - Light to medium body, good carbonation. Very sessionable.

O - This was a very tasty beer, perfect for when you want something with allot of malty flavor but still want something that's very drinkable.

PaleZombie, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

ChrisMon02, Aug 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

abeeronthebeach, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

midnitesun11, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ridgeline23, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

BeerBeast, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

vpoxon, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Maineraidah, Aug 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ohyayitstrey, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

lovethebelgians, Aug 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Lelampp, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

MisledTitan, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
2.71/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: a good copper-red coloring that i'd expect from an Oktoberfest. Some head on the edges and over the surface of the beer.

Smell: this smells like a thick, full bodied beer. I can also smell the alcohol. A certain maltiness/hops is also noticed when i smell the beer. This doesn't smell particularly appealing.

Taste: Not so much the full bodied taste that i was expecting after smelling the beer. Also a strong taste of alcohol is definitely felt when sipping the beer. Malty bitter taste, w/ alcohol on the end. I don't taste a full bodied flavor thats supposed to be in a Oktoberfest, and I don't really enjoy this particular beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, and the thickness is perfect. I really like the mouthfeel of this beer. There is some dryness which is to be expected w/ this beer style.

Overall: this beer looks the part and feels the part. But i don't taste the full bodied flavor that i was expecting from a Samuel Adams brew. The smell itself is what i'd expect from this type of beer, but doesn't appear to me. Taste just brings it down.

Fergyx825, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Boone757, Aug 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Docrock, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

rsmith120686, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Gregg_Kawakami, Aug 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

AstaVictoria, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

runawaycyborg, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

sgregory, Aug 25, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,830 ratings.