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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,256 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,256
Reviews: 2,005
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 777 | 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%

murphius1118, Monday at 03:28 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

JPatRich2, Monday at 02:27 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date January 2015.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear amber color with 1 finger off-white head that quickly dissipated until almost no head remained, there was no lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: sweet caramel and bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and bread, then just a light kiss of hops.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good Octoberfest beer, true to the style, reasonably priced at $12.99 for a variety 12 pack. It's not my favorite style but I enjoy it during the season.

HoppyBastard, Monday at 02:26 AM
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Served cool from 12 fluid oz can into 500ml pilsner mug. I thought I could get two cans into the mug, stupid imperial measurements!

A) Amber with big white head. Lots of bubbles coming up. A lot darker than most German Oktoberfest specials.

S) Quite a heavy malt odour, attenuated by acidic carbon dioxide and metallic notes.

T) Good - malty lager is a credible attempt at the Munich style. Pleasantly mild aftertaste.

M) Quite meaty for a lager and again this follows the original German style.

O) A good American representation of the style - I understand that this is available at a cheap price in the US compared to the German imports, so fill your boots.


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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,256 ratings.