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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,647 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,647
Reviews: 2,043
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 83
Gots: 1,152 | 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

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Ratings: 6,647 | Reviews: 2,043
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a:more than medium carbonation. small short lived white head with thin lacing. orange/auburn crystal clear color.

a:munich malt with some crystal malt sweetness. more than a hint of floral noble hop. faint occasional whiff of roast.

t:smooth munich bready richness with what must be added crystal malt. residual sweetness with subtle almost honey-like flavor.no yeast profile.
twice i noted what i thought was diacetyl but couldnt find it again. again subtle floral hop with maybe just a touch of spiciness. lingering sweet caramel with intertwined munich malt.

m:significant but not biting carbonation. medium but very soft mouthfeel.

o:very drinkable because of the smooth touch of the malts despite some residual sweetness. a very good beer although i do think less crystal malt or none would be more traditional. better than many imports because of the freshness.

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Now Quaffing: Sam Adams Octoberfest

This beer pours a clear copper with a large tan head. Head dissipates quickly and there is little lacing. Nice sweet aroma with some earthiness to it. There is a nice medium body to the mouthfeel that lets you know the beer is there. Tastes are sweet--fruity and malty, with a slightly bitter finish. This is a very drinkable brew despite its mass production.

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Better than Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen and Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen.

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One of the best fall beers around. Love the fullness and taste.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,647 ratings.