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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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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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tommyd313

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-31-2012 21:49:44 | More by tommyd313
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

10-31-2012 21:30:18 | More by Nihilistkid
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jtd335

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-31-2012 11:05:56 | More by jtd335
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a coppery amber, with another fizzling head that leaves behind no lacing as it falls apart in about half a minute. Medium body and carbonation levels.

Smells faintly of caramel and nuts. But only just. The flavor is much more notable: I get nutmeg-laced bready and toasted malts with a striking absence of earthiness and plenty of extra caramel. In other words, this beer is somewhat sweeter than the usual Marzen on the market. But some folks like that sort of thing. It gets a cinnamon dusting sort of flavor garnish as the glass warms up towards room temperature. Another middle of the road Marzen in a market already full of middling Marzens.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 05:30:15 | More by WastingFreetime
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 fl. oz. bottle into a pint glass. For Brewery Fresh Taste, Enjoy Before - Mar.

Appearance: Pours a thin-looking, watery copper color. Head is somewhat weak and recedes quickly to nothing. Unfortunately, this beer looks like most bar-grade pints. Put this next to a Yuengling amber lager, and I don't think I could tell the difference.

Smell: Somewhat malty, but overall unimpressive. The aroma is very faint.

Taste: Slightly sweet cinnamon malt flavor. The taste is unoffensive and makes for an easy drinking beer. Decent, but not outstanding.

Mouthfeel: Actually a decently thick mouthfeel. Surprising for the way it looks and tastes. Probably the standout characteristic for this beer.

Overall: It comes off just too weak and watery for me. For some reason, I feel this way about a lot of Sam Adams beers. Craft for the masses? I'm ordering it at a Pizza Hut, but not too many other places.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 21:20:57 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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kpartsch


4/5  rDev +9%

10-30-2012 00:37:57 | More by kpartsch
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dipso123

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-29-2012 23:11:10 | More by dipso123
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ArfArf

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-29-2012 13:13:23 | More by ArfArf
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HungarianCount

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-29-2012 04:24:35 | More by HungarianCount
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ejh06752

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-29-2012 01:02:05 | More by ejh06752
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carlborch

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brilliantly clear pour. Copper color and moderate carbonation. 2-inch tan head forms, but dissipates rather swiftly to a thin, creamy, covering. Malt, caramel and spice in the nose. Hints of bread, pumpkin pie, and dried fruit. Minimal Belgian lace. Medium body. Very nicely balanced palate with a pleasant lingering of malt and pumpkin-pie-spices. Tasty. The hop notes are high restrained.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:13:01 | More by carlborch
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-28-2012 16:36:04 | More by Number3red
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bkrbdan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-27-2012 22:39:36 | More by bkrbdan
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Lena

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-27-2012 22:13:35 | More by Lena
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Dwyane


4/5  rDev +9%

10-27-2012 20:43:55 | More by Dwyane
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cbord459

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-27-2012 19:09:38 | More by cbord459
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Franticc


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-27-2012 05:21:20 | More by Franticc
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Peglegtim


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-27-2012 03:30:10 | More by Peglegtim
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bobojuice

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-26-2012 22:37:05 | More by bobojuice
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-26-2012 21:59:49 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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PortLargo

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-26-2012 20:47:25 | More by PortLargo
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snowbeard


4/5  rDev +9%

10-26-2012 17:12:56 | More by snowbeard
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Michael5000

New York

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

10-26-2012 15:42:12 | More by Michael5000
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-26-2012 15:33:16 | More by Envelopes
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dswion

Michigan

5/5  rDev +36.2%

10-26-2012 15:02:14 | More by dswion
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,123 ratings.