Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,565 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,565
Reviews: 2,022
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 76
Gots: 952 | FT: 1
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A tall head of foam covers a super clear, light amber beverage before shrinking to a thin collar. Toasted caramel maltiness in the nose with mildly spicy hops and a sugary sweetness reminiscent of rock candy. Malty sweet upfront, maybe a little too sweet, and a light dose of earthy hops. Smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Not too shabby.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: copper, decent, bubbly head.

S: nutty aroma.

T: Pumpkin hints and a slight bitterness, but zesty. One of the better Octoberfests in my opinion.

M: It's good but nothing overwhelming.

D: Nicely flavored and easy to drink.

There are better Octoberfests out there. But this one is still very good and it is especially nice because it is easy to find.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Appearance: A very clear, dark copper - starts off with a off-white head, fades to a ring, very minimal carbonation

Smell: Mild - grains, lightly toasted malts - some toffee and sweet malts - some hints of lager yeast, not much else

Taste: Bready and grainy malts - an unexpectedly interesting range of malts, from dry and toasted to pale and sweet - some toffee, caramel malts - some bitterness - a strange fruitiness, too

Mouthfeel: Medium, nice carbonation, smooth

Overall: Not bad at all

Back in 2008 I bought a six-pack of this and the last couple of bottles were almost a drain pour. This bottle, which I just reviewed, has been sitting in my fridge since late 2011... And it's really not bad. The Marzen style is definitely not my favorite, but for what it is, this isn't bad. A bit too sweet, and a bit boring, but I don't have much to complain about.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,565 ratings.