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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
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5,574 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,574
Reviews: 1,946
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 62
Gots: 476 | 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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Jester1011


1/5  rDev -72.8%

08-19-2014 02:37:32 | More by Jester1011
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trioxin


1/5  rDev -72.8%

05-05-2012 01:32:08 | More by trioxin
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Mia_S

Maine

1/5  rDev -72.8%

09-16-2013 22:43:12 | More by Mia_S
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UncleJon206

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -72.8%

05-31-2012 14:51:57 | More by UncleJon206
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Schnitzengiggle


1/5  rDev -72.8%

10-14-2012 19:26:33 | More by Schnitzengiggle
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -72.8%

01-24-2012 07:50:49 | More by bmcduff2
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CrashOverride

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.8%

12-25-2011 19:32:28 | More by CrashOverride
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Octobers_CJB

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.8%

11-11-2013 22:46:04 | More by Octobers_CJB
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kansasbier

Kansas

1/5  rDev -72.8%

08-23-2012 20:19:51 | More by kansasbier
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ericdailey

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -72.8%

11-20-2012 20:01:13 | More by ericdailey
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harrylee773

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -65.9%

09-07-2012 00:49:36 | More by harrylee773
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John_Squires

New York

1.25/5  rDev -65.9%

10-08-2013 00:07:36 | More by John_Squires
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Nibbley

Georgia

1.43/5  rDev -61%

Wow, I am so surprised by this offering from Sam Adams.
Appearence is a nice copper color with a thick cream colored head.
Mouthfeel is very watery.
Aroma is hard to describe because is almost non exsistent.
Taste is the most disapointing. Is mostly water with little carbonation and a God Awful metallic taste that I can't get out of my mouth.
Unfortunatly, I bought a 12 pack of this nasty beer. I am hoping I have a neighbor with no taste to pawn this one off on.

08-31-2008 22:32:51 | More by Nibbley
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Ernsty52


1.44/5  rDev -60.8%

08-21-2014 23:35:24 | More by Ernsty52
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nqdell

Oregon

1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

Living in the Pacific NW and in the mood for a seasonal spirit to drink during Monday Night Football after a long day of work on this particularly blustery October night.

Disclaimer, I never buy Sam Adams, been drinking beer for about 6 years I've had and enjoy pretty much everything. The reason is simple. I like to buy local and living in Pac NW, this might as well just be puddle water.

S: Bottled, pour into a glass, no head
A: Beautiful copper tone
S: None, maybe I'm plugged up
Taste: Now here is where I have issue, there is none, a mild malt flavor and where are the spices as advertised?
M: Not creamy, not dry, not anything unfortunately, slightly sweet

Overall: The reason I haven't bought Sam Adams in all my beer drinking years is mostly pride. I think they are trying to mass market a craft product, because you know, all beer makers have a beard and love their job enthusiastically. Let this be another great East coast example of commercialization. I'm sure all you Chowd's over there love drinking this stuff... during the humid summer's maybe. Come on over to Portland and you will learn what craft beer is all about because this is a complete farce.

10-16-2012 01:19:51 | More by nqdell
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grizzlybunny


1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

04-04-2013 13:16:36 | More by grizzlybunny
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gfreed

Massachusetts

1.73/5  rDev -52.9%

Dug this out of an icy tub at a party; it was swimming in a sea of Bud and Michelob. Saved! thought I, but... wrong was I. This had all the aromatic charm of a Coors Light, which is to say it smelled like socks, and all the taste of beer made with the finest corn and rice that money can buy, only it doesn't *have* any corn and rice in it. This is about as close to a Marzen as cold oatmeal. Given the options, I may have had better luck with the Michelob. Boo.

10-10-2010 02:15:25 | More by gfreed
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -52.3%

05-09-2013 02:25:35 | More by tommyguz
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Jesse13713

Ohio

1.78/5  rDev -51.5%

Had this on tap at laundry 101 in Kent. Nothing like getting drunk while you wait for your laundry to finish.

Appearence - More yellow than orange when compared to the bottled version. A slight filmy head with little lacing. Appears highly carbonated.

Smell - Nothing worthy or noticeable stands out. Light fruits. Its missing the malts and sweet notes from the bottle variation.

Taste - okay. I was very impressed with this beer when it came out this year, and even titled it as my favorite Sam Adams beer. But this isn't the beer that I love. Must be a funky tap or something because this tastes like fruity champagne that was poisoned with alcohol. No delicious malts. No autumn, leafy breads or grains. Just uncomfortably fruity and fizzy. I call a bad tap here.

Mouth feel and overall - its okay once you get used to it. But this is nothing like what the bottle version I love tastes like. This is low quality, probably due to the locations error on a bad tap and pour. I won't be getting this again, not here anyways.

09-05-2011 18:24:14 | More by Jesse13713
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GuinnessSmurf

Missouri

1.93/5  rDev -47.4%

I'm never quite sure what to expect from Samuel Adams anymore. It seems the more popular they get, the lower the quality of their beer gets.

Such is true with this year's edition of the Samuel Adams Oktoberfest. It begins nicely - the look is great. It has an orange lager color with a medium sized head.

There isn't much to smell here. It just sort of smells like a Boston Lager.

The taste is very thin and lacks any festive qualities that make a Marzen different from a straight-ahead American lager. Its very thin and runs off the tongue before I can truly get a flavor on it.

Not impressed....not repeating.

10-04-2004 04:08:17 | More by GuinnessSmurf
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alesaram

Guam

2/5  rDev -45.5%

10-16-2012 02:47:40 | More by alesaram
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Djenx

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.5%

07-18-2012 18:03:59 | More by Djenx
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Gardmark59

Michigan

2/5  rDev -45.5%

02-11-2013 20:18:28 | More by Gardmark59
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GDPete

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.5%

10-11-2013 20:25:32 | More by GDPete
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -45.5%

03-20-2013 23:37:46 | More by BGsWo22
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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,574 ratings.