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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,123
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 45
Gots: 237 | 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.

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Piotr_Rasputin


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-11-2012 17:26:39 | More by Piotr_Rasputin
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boudreaux

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-17-2013 21:01:55 | More by boudreaux
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-30-2012 01:35:42 | More by jniagar1
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-01-2013 01:31:09 | More by jordanmckell
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dbstuart88

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-13-2012 19:17:45 | More by dbstuart88
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bagpiper2005

Idaho

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

Pour: Clear medium copper color. One finger of ivory colored head that sticks around for a short while and leaves traces of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Caramel, brown sugar bready, a little bit spicy. A light floral hop scent.

Taste: Caramel front end with a hint of pumpkin and brown sugar. Yeasty middle with a light-to-moderate hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium and low carbonation.

Drinkability: This beer is alright, and I can drink it. Nothing special though.

Final Notes: It seems like it's been a bit stronger in years past. It's lost some of its magic for me, that said, it was one of my first beers so for me it's a beer that's close to my heart. I'd drink it if offered.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2010 00:46:39 | More by bagpiper2005
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amvrana

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-04-2014 14:05:07 | More by amvrana
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-20-2014 08:53:22 | More by zestar
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-05-2013 04:26:01 | More by FlyingHellfish
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-28-2013 23:55:21 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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ant880

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-31-2013 20:56:52 | More by ant880
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fugazidps

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-12-2014 20:43:43 | More by fugazidps
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-15-2012 14:35:06 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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kp29

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-21-2012 19:46:39 | More by kp29
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-10-2014 21:23:09 | More by MattXT
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

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

A-Dark amber in color. Pretty good sized head. Leaves lacing.

S-Deeply malty with nuts and spices and a tiny hop aroma.

T-Malty. Nuts and barley. Small amount of bitterness. Tastes like a Boston Lager on the back in in my opinion. Not a very strong taste but still not bad.

M-Medium bodied, not too much carbonation.

D-Relatively easy to drink.

Haven't had many Octoberfests but this one seems like its a good initiator into the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 00:38:04 | More by VelvetExtract
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-14-2013 03:55:18 | More by Patches826
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-08-2013 06:04:35 | More by kingmaker
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whartontallboy

New York

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

I've had this one on-tap and bottled in the last week, but I'll review the bottle version. Both were tasty.

Pours out a deep copper orange with a fizzy white finger-and-a-half of head. Very clear with light carbonation bubbling through.

Smell is toasted malt, nuttiness, biscuits, and a light Euro hoppiness.

Flavor is also very strong on the toasted/nutty flavors, but pleasantly so. The baked-biscuits and breads flavors play off of the nuttiness particularly well, and the effect is kind of a big, earthy flavor. I like. It could use more hops, though, to balance things out. That's my only complaint.

Overall: Nice if you're looking for somethign toasty, but not as well-balanced as it could be.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2005 17:56:51 | More by whartontallboy
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wsickler

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-07-2013 14:42:17 | More by wsickler
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danoble1

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-04-2013 03:00:10 | More by danoble1
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TechBrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-24-2013 00:34:57 | More by TechBrew
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BigBarley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-08-2012 17:25:02 | More by BigBarley
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leodarko

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-04-2012 23:34:20 | More by leodarko
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-19-2013 22:50:34 | More by Bear1964
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,123 ratings.