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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,977 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,977
Reviews: 1,975
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 654 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

wonothesane42, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Cameronc12, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Rohkey, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jlogan7, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of bullseyestrat
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sam Adams Octoberfest is the perfect beer for Autumn for me. Its a very well crafted beer in my opinion. I've had Sam's Octoberfest mostly in bottles or on tap. There's not too much of a difference between the two but on tap is better. I'd like to try the can soon but not really in a rush to. For me, Sam Adams Octoberfest is one of the few beers I get excited for when its released in "season". So much I like to buy in bulk and store it for months after when its Alpline Spring time or even Summer Ale of the next year.
Appearance-wise it has a golden brown color to it when poured. Almost like if they were to blend Autumn leaves into their beer. Very distinctive and easy to spot for me. Just a good sign my favorite season of Fall is around the corner.
Smell-wise it has a very malty German lager smell to it. Very malty and sweet with a hint of bitterness to it. Very well balanced.
Taste-wise Sam's Octoberfest has a lot of German influences in it. Full, malty, ecstatic for the taste buds, and with a hint of bitterness. To me just a perfect beer that tastes great and goes down very smoothly.
In the mouth its very refreshing and malty with a hint of bitterness while leaving you wanting more. Very smooth and full.
Overall Sam Adams Octoberfest is one of my top 5 beers. Its not for everyone but it will always be a favorite of mine and god help it if it stays in my fridge.

bullseyestrat, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

DavidHume, Sep 06, 2013
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3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger cream-colored head with low retention. Walnut-colored body with moderate clarity and middling carbonation.

S- Some caramel malts, spices and warm notes.

T- Warm, caramel and malty. Has a bit of a spicy note at the end of the taste.

M- Thicker and bubbly.

O- Not much to say about this. Middling.

Murrhey, Sep 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

JGrummell, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

michaelfcasey, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Botulizard
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Dark, almost murky brown. Not much head or lacing to speak of.

S: Doesn't smell like much, there's a faint aroma that I think smells a bit like corn, but it's very subtle.

T: It doesn't taste bad, but it's not a remarkable taste either. Bitter aftertaste.

M: Robust and full. Average carbonation.

O: Got this beer as part of a seasonal sampler. I don't think I'd seek it out to buy on its own, but I don't think I'd refuse it if someone were to offer me one again. I could take this beer or leave it, really. There are better Octoberfests to be had.

Botulizard, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Yoda22, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

blameo, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Madskill, Sep 04, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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