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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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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ChadMcKinney

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-20-2012 02:56:17 | More by ChadMcKinney
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-19-2012 03:31:44 | More by PrimScrewhead
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Dark copper orange with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: A pleasant malt, with hints of yeast and spice
T: Very malty. Lots of bread/biscuit/take your pick along with a hint of fruit esters and spice.
M: Quite light. Smooth.
O: This certainly isn't bad but seems a bit pedestrian. A nice introduction to the marzen style for those where Sam Adams may be the only craft brewer in the market, but there are far better out there.

09-09-2012 21:01:57 | More by ONUMello
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mjohann


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-26-2012 22:10:13 | More by mjohann
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-02-2013 16:53:59 | More by MacStinson
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karengarys

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

This pours nice crystal clear ruby read, leaving a little foam ring with my slow pour.

Tastes a bit spicey, tawny, little hop - a good marzen balance.

Moutfeel is a bit thin, not bad though.

Finish is nice and creamy (after the fizz of the mouthfeel starts going down, it turns into a creamy pillow - very nice!). And then it leaves a slightly sweet clean taste.

This is an easy to find brew worth trying. Sometimes you can find it cheap enough to grab a case for a party - that would be much better than a macro!

09-30-2006 23:39:10 | More by karengarys
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

A - Crystal clear copper body with some orange highlights...served to me with just a spotty cap (I'm not holding that against the beer)...the cap slowly faded away into a ring...left some lacing

S - Not as sweet as I was expecting...some toasted malts

T - I always forget how almost one-dimensional Oktoberfests are...initial sweetness up front with some caramel and toffee flavors...a light biscuit flavor follows in the middle...there is a faint hop bite at the end...I was hoping for a little more there...I'm also getting some metallic notes but it isn't all the time

M - Medium bodied bordering on light...a tad watery

D - I want to start getting into Oktoberfest beers since it is that time of the year...this was a decent one to start with...it didn't blow my mind but I could have had another one

09-14-2009 13:23:22 | More by thain709
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ShippinUpToBoston

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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New Jersey

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South Carolina

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cuy50

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-09-2013 03:06:17 | More by cuy50
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-05-2012 00:11:44 | More by disemgrowler
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Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-18-2013 21:23:13 | More by doowhat
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-05-2011 03:56:59 | More by ThirdEyePA
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Jlm158

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-14-2013 02:58:44 | More by Jlm158
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rph97

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-10-2013 00:49:22 | More by rph97
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-24-2012 21:42:29 | More by braican
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mr8073

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-31-2014 19:14:06 | More by mr8073
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Slay40

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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LibraLady

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-27-2013 21:01:07 | More by LibraLady
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ryand14

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-08-2013 00:22:41 | More by ryand14
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,574 ratings.