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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,785 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,785
Reviews: 1,963
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 64
Gots: 559 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

hattrick95, May 02, 2013
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lastconfederate2, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Pours a copper/pumkin color with a big head that nearly overflowed in my pint glass. Lacing all over the glass.

Smell is pretty mild and hard to detect for me right now....but after coming in temperature there were lovely fruit tones, esters, hops and cherry.

Taste is sweet and malty with less emphasis on the hops at first but a bit of bitterness rings through at the end to balance the flavor well.

Mouthfeel is heavy with soft carbonation with a long yet pleasant finish.

Not the best beer ever but a very good marzen. My favorite so far this season.

gonzo46and2, Sep 07, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Brandon_Friend, Jun 18, 2012
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brin611, Mar 03, 2013
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Juanziac, Sep 02, 2014
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autigers10, Oct 25, 2013
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bcapon, Dec 05, 2013
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JeepinGreg, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

A--Dark reddish brown in color. Tan head disappears quickly. Transparent.

S--Not a lot on the nose. Trace of malts mostly. Simple and enjoyable.

T--Very malt forward, rich with a caramel taste. A bit of spice at the end that's pretty dang good as well.

M--Medium weight, but drinks almost like a light lager. Goes down pretty easy. Just a bit of carbonation.

O--In my mind this is one of Sam Adams best beers. I look forward to it and I'll certainly have a few more this fall.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottle best by January 2015

BrandonLBC, Aug 30, 2014
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Reinbeck11, Jan 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

canders0927, Mar 12, 2012
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Zormac, Nov 18, 2012
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SirDalton, Aug 28, 2012
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crom1987, Aug 28, 2012
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Jedi8625, Jun 08, 2013
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IPx, Mar 26, 2012
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rwaynes, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Looks: Copper color with garnet highlights transparent with a thing bone white head that dissipated into a collar.
Smell: Oranges, Biscuits and Honey.
Taste: Citrus, Apples, Yeast.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and lightly carbonated.
Overall: A good introduction to the style. Perhaps serving with sugar cookies is not the best idea as the combination of the apple/orange juice and cookies took me back to preschool.

Roxie_B, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

mmmmbeer, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Appearance: Clean amber and caramel. Small fine head when poured. Carbonation continually comes up from the bottom.

Smell: Pleasant Malts and yeast. Some interesting tea or hay notes that are mellow and pleasant. A little sweetness from the hops with a back note of citrus.

Taste: Hazelnuts, and toffee. A very pleasant complexion that evolves nicely.

Mouthfeel: Light and pleasant. Not too viscous. Matches the taste perfectly and facilitates the evolution of the beer across the palate.

Overall: A great american Marzen style. The malt is very well done and stands out pleasantly. Some of the german examples have a little more citrus and hops but a great take on the style. A great beer.

Serving type: Bottle poured into Sam Adams Boston Lager curved glass.

cradke, Dec 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

swhudson3, Apr 30, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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