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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,230 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,230
Reviews: 2,000
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 768 | 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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Photo of SteveTheDog
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a nice refreshing production from Sam Adams. Nice pour, looks like a crisp fall day. Smells a little sweet and has a nice smooth taste with a long finish. Good mouthfeel, nice aftertaste. It would be accompanied well by a good bratwurst which I was unfortunately bereft of.

SteveTheDog, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Salud24
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Salud24, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of TonyY
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

TonyY, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of bigclydeoliver
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bigclydeoliver, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of ajmitch4
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ajmitch4, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of StretchZep
3/5  rDev -18.3%

StretchZep, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of theBIERlad
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

theBIERlad, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Zone_Fighter
4/5  rDev +9%

Zone_Fighter, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of deNevers
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

deNevers, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

ruby red in color, pours a thin head that struggles to stay. the smell is earthy, caramal, toffee. the taste follows with a woody start and a nutty finish and the caramal toffee sweetness the whole way through. bitterness just enough to keep it drinkable. mouthfeel is medium with a thin bite. i think alot of people miss the depth of this beer becasue it's just another sam adams beer, but this one is pretty good.

DrewsBrews450, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of bushwack
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bushwack, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Skibum211
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Skibum211, Sep 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ramblinwreck101, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Yogidaddy, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Sam_C
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Sam_C, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Beeranator, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

camclem2, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

briancross, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

breakingbland, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

GatorCoop, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Puppetz, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

NickBeery, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of thefluker
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

thefluker, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of RyanH
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First, I like the brewery and I like the seasonal selections Samuel Adams offers. Biased, I am. Amber with a ruddy hint in color. Poured smooth but the head was smaller than I remembered in the past. The taste was better than most Octoberfest-type beers I've tried, though not the best. Good, but not the best. HOWEVER ... I happened to try this particular offering last Sunday for the 1st time this year. The wife prepared some pork chops with baked sweet potatoes. OMG. This Octoberfest paired with that meal, especially the sweet potatoes, was pure Nirvana. We immediately planned to have friends over in a few weeks just so we can entertain this Samuel Adams Octoberfest with the pork and sweet potato. It is Slap-Yo-Mama Good. Overall, the beer itself is good but what makes a beer is, IMHO, the meal it compliments. The point is the beer is good, but with the right meal, on the right day, THAT is what makes the experience. Look, the beer is above average. Enjoy it.

RyanH, Sep 28, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,230 ratings.