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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

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5,788 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,788
Reviews: 1,963
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 64
Gots: 560 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

6demonbag, Aug 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tobelerone, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Had this on tap at Fox and Hound. Very orange copper appearance. one finger head with tiny bubble, the color of the body is right on for the style but it was very clear with not much action. Nose was thin with small toffee and spice-mostly malt. Flavor was good holding the same notes as the aroma although fuller and more pronounced. Not watery but lacking flavor still. Drinkable as a session beer.

natelocc787, Nov 10, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

InturnlDemize, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Had a couple on tap last night at the Uno's in Bowie.

A- Bright clear copper with a one finger white bubbly head. The waiter actually made it a point to bring it pretty quick after it was poured. Small carbination streamers for the rest of the glass.

S- All I really got was toasted malts. Not sure if its because of the restaraunt enviroment or the beer. Have to try it again at home.

T- Caramel and sweet toasted malts.

M- Medium to light body, a little carbination tingle and a little dry at the finish.

D- Very easily a session brew. Had a few with dinner but will definitely pick up a 6 pack to try it bottled.

tatoodkelt, Sep 17, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dwwnole1, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

closisinthehouse, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

neckbeered, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

abcramer, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

robwestcott, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

NumberNone, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

FuturePilot, Sep 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ArmedsouthernEr, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

leansean88, Sep 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Schmuckles, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Deuane
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

A-Deep copper with small light tan head that reduced to a thin ring leaving decent lacing.

S-Very light and subdued.Hints of caramel malt sweetness and a bit of brown sugar. Hops non-existent.

T-Sweet caramel malts with hints of brown sugar, maple syrup and biscuits. Hops only an afterthought of a light spiciness.

M-Medium-light body with good crispness and a sweet lingering finish.

D-A bit too sweet for my liking but it isnt annoying. The sweetness works for a pleasant, almost molasses cookie like flavour. A clean, crisp easy drinking and non-offensive brew.

Deuane, Sep 05, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BlueAndBrew, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Poured into a pint glass right out of the fridge.

The Sam Adam's Octoberfest pours a clear amber in the glass with a creamy white froth that possesses some staying power. Aromas of freshly baked bread, caramel, toffee, light dried orange peel, integrated roasted nuts, & some nutmeg follow through on the palate. The beer has a medium light body, good balance between the sweet malt & crisp/dry finish, & long finish. Overall, a pretty good beer with great balance & character. Recommended.

BevMoAndrew, Aug 17, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Apok23, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Los1324, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

lic217, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mreatsum, Sep 09, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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