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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,556 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 6,556
Reviews: 2,019
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 76
Gots: 936 | 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:
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12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Consumed in October during my own mini-Oktoberfest.

A- A bit of carbonation is visible through a transparent, dark copper body with a small off-white head that quickly dies down to a flimsy film.

S- Toasty, rich malts. Earthy as well.

T- Similarly, this brew leads with toasty malts, and then transitions to a earthy, bitter hop finish.

M- Mid bodied. Low carbonation. Semi-bitter finish.

O- My own mini-Oktoberfest consisted of a blind side-by-side-by-side tasting of Oktoberfests by Sam Adams, Saranac, and Dundee. Somewhat surprisingly, Sammy Adams didn't take the gold. I'm not very well versed in Oktoberfests, but Sam Adams seemed to be about an average Oktoberfest and only somewhat better than average overall.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,556 ratings.