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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,189 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,189
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 48
Gots: 264 | 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.

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DavidGross

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-12-2012 03:29:55 | More by DavidGross
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich amber color and the little head is gone extremely quickly. An almost sickly sweet smell strong on malt. Taste is much spicier than the smell would lead on. Not bad, but with spices and sweetness, it is not the best Oktoberfest out there, even by American breweries. Very drinkable and nothing bad about it, but not great either.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 19:24:54 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Lincolnman

New York

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

11-11-2012 18:07:38 | More by Lincolnman
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-11-2012 03:13:57 | More by MarkyMOD
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JohnnyB

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-11-2012 02:07:14 | More by JohnnyB
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Robdrinx

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-11-2012 01:57:42 | More by Robdrinx
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

11-11-2012 00:55:36 | More by LarryMyers
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

11-10-2012 19:45:45 | More by ThrewRedButter
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george42

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

11-10-2012 18:34:46 | More by george42
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MNBeerNE

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-10-2012 16:11:50 | More by MNBeerNE
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-10-2012 14:35:38 | More by t0rin0
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-10-2012 14:01:48 | More by ScaryEd
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-10-2012 06:53:36 | More by MaxOhle
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bgfresh

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-10-2012 02:35:17 | More by bgfresh
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

11-10-2012 02:28:52 | More by DasBoot2112
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gshoes3

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-10-2012 00:20:10 | More by gshoes3
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

11-09-2012 23:45:14 | More by dvanhandel
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-09-2012 17:24:41 | More by SalMineo
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Hobby

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-09-2012 14:29:00 | More by Hobby
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +9%

11-09-2012 03:53:56 | More by tbone1384
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

11-09-2012 02:49:12 | More by hopley
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BigBarley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-08-2012 17:25:02 | More by BigBarley
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dunn4040

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-08-2012 01:05:43 | More by dunn4040
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this with an italian dinner in a water glass. The pairing was a little odd, but it worked decently.

I get a decent amount of European hopping in the nose. There is a decent amount of nuttiness as well. It was kind of mellow with as many different smells there.

The flavor is a good example for the style in a very non-challenging way. It is perfect for the audience. This combination makes this beer an easy drinker.

Overall, this is a decent example of an Oktoberfest type beer. There is nothing different about this beer... it is very simple.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 01:01:33 | More by ummswimmin
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Baldjosh

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-07-2012 06:28:45 | More by Baldjosh
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,189 ratings.