1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

6,600 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,600
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 78
Gots: 1,048 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (120) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Samuel Adams Octoberfest Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,600 | Reviews: 2,033 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mjstacker
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a mug.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with 3-4 fingers of foamy off-white head. This eventually peters down into a thin ½ finger layer of creaminess, leaving back a slowly creeping downward cascade of spotty lacing. The aroma smells sweet and doughy, with a notes of citrus, spice and lightly buttered toast mixed in.

The taste has more of a push to it from that green leafy citrus character but the sweetness finishes this out with a mix of light toffee and toasted bread. Dry and bitter on the backend. The mouthfeel is medium bodied; with a smooth and creamy feel as this spreads out and some light crispness that prickles the tongue a bit. This flows pretty decently across the palate.

This was decent but nothing overly special, with profiles that leaned to the sweeter side but there was just enough crispness to keep this mostly accessible and drinkable feeling. I tend to like this one a bit more on draft, which is how I’ve usually had it over the years.

Photo of Leftofthedial
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DavidGross
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of TylerHagler
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of EBeckett3
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of gr8zehaman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mike412
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ItsGotaBeUrBull
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of redsox046
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Caddant
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of cwd
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JasonMinck
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of hoppy91
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Steve_Oldrati
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of wellsnb
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Bouder32
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of PoppyRobison
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,600 ratings.