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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,214 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,214
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 49
Gots: 282 | 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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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 Fl Oz bottle poured into a 'Back Forty Beer Co' badged US pint tumbler @ home on 28 Dec 2012.

Looked happy in an American glass: good deep amber hue to the body with a thin off-white covering on top.

Sweet malty molasses all over the place in the aroma and the first sip confirms what your eyes and nose were telling you: this is malts first and foremost, with the hops just there to calm it all down a little.

I'm sweet toothed so this was fine my me but it is far too sweet for a true Oktoberfest Marzen if you want to talk about styles.

Most enjoyable: the second half of the tasting was helped along by some soft French cheese and the UK's equivalent to saltine crackers. They went well together.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 16:39:53 | More by BlackHaddock
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amhatfield3

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-27-2012 21:13:05 | More by amhatfield3
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Two-fingered head off the pour. Ruby bronze in color.

Toasted grains, bordering on roasty, with German hop mustiness and earthiness. Light aroma of rooibos tea. Quite splendid for how simple it is.

Hearty and semi-sweet with heavy roast, toffee, tanginess, and earthy hops. Burly, with a bitter middle. Finishes tangy and with some leftover grain sugars. Pleasantly malty.

Very soft and drinkable. Mildly spicy in the brushy finish.

Can't not call this a favorable classic this time of year. This bottle will not be my last.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 19:36:46 | More by thecheapies
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish copper hue with a steady 1/2 inch head; lacing is nearly non-existent

S: Bready, toasty malts with some subtle tea, brown sugar, and toffee aromas--but mostly toasted malts--a bit subdued even for the style

T: Much more toasted bready malts--lots of biscuit with some subtle citrus undertones along with a touch of toffee and brown sugar

F: Decent medium body--especially for a lager

O: This is a great American version of a marzen: crisp, nice body, toasted malts, mmm

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 18:32:28 | More by dbossman
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cingram21


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-27-2012 05:10:29 | More by cingram21
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whatyousay

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-26-2012 17:35:22 | More by whatyousay
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tim21983

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

12-26-2012 05:46:10 | More by tim21983
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-24-2012 06:34:21 | More by NickThePyro
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Bubbleghost

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-22-2012 23:46:46 | More by Bubbleghost
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David1975

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-22-2012 20:14:17 | More by David1975
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Mumps

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

12-22-2012 16:04:14 | More by Mumps
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spikechiquet

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

12-22-2012 05:30:13 | More by spikechiquet
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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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mcaulifww

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-20-2012 16:45:40 | More by mcaulifww
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Pecan

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-20-2012 08:00:28 | More by Pecan
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Revenant

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

12-20-2012 03:58:43 | More by Revenant
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rymurphy617

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

12-19-2012 20:28:06 | More by rymurphy617
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KatieTee24

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-19-2012 10:59:04 | More by KatieTee24
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normaldotcom

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-19-2012 06:29:08 | More by normaldotcom
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Flyman


4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-18-2012 00:22:45 | More by Flyman
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BeerEdPr


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-18-2012 00:05:15 | More by BeerEdPr
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alxle140

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

12-17-2012 21:23:33 | More by alxle140
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-17-2012 19:24:01 | More by comfortablynirm
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-17-2012 11:02:21 | More by grahamboudreaux
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-16-2012 23:42:44 | More by TX-Badger
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,214 ratings.