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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,218 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,218
Reviews: 1,998
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 760 | 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 Hex
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Before we get started, allow me to admit that I have always held a grudge against Sam Adams up until now. This is a worthy enough beer to obtain positive feedback, despite my animosit towards the Boston brewery.

A- pretty decent looking beer here. Nice red color similar to the color of New Castl . Werewolf, with a much better head. Head isn't really much for conversation though... kindashy. Lacings not the best but what I would expect from Sam.

S- nice and sweat like an angelfood cake. Has some pumpkin in there with a lil ccinnamon and nutmeg. Really great smell for a fall beer but a wee bit counterproductive considering that this is labeled Oktoberfest. (Just because October is in the name doesn't mean we harvest crops for beer.)

T- regardless what the label says, this is a good tasting beer. Completely identicalto ssmell and very malty and nice and bready. Well balanced with some spice on the aftermath. Can't complain.

M- mouthfeel is a little heavy bodied but not too much considering the appearance. Between medium and heavy I guess. Chewy, but... just a smidge.

O- overall this beer deserves a try out. See for yourself that I AM right about this one. This will turn a micro-brewery junkies head in a heart beat.

Hex, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Rob_B74, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

TxMdScotty298, Oct 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Sludgeman, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Michael00, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jmw4437, Oct 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Dreamer, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Lewdd, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

jonothehut, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Knobpolisher, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

aengleman, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

RozzieBoy, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Act25
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

You can pass on this one. Middle of the road.

A Pours a crystal clear dark amber with a thick, off-white head with only a little bit of lace and retention.

S: Mostly grain, malt, a bit musty and metallic. Otherwise in the right direction.

T: Overwhelmingly malty. Malts are sweet and chewy. Notes of candied raisin, fruitcake, plum cake (not my favorites). Not enough herbal hop spice -- and too little bitterness. Metallic, grain, tin can, mineral flavors. As Alstrom wrote an old steel finish - agree.

F: lots carbonation, thin, a little cloying, not a great food beer or great finish.

O: I would pass, this is safe and unoriginal, with too many off, stale, and metallic notes clutter a thin experience.

Act25, Oct 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

GDPete, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

BillParton, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

rpenterics, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

TR0219, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

CottomanEmpire, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Sparty55, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Mrose78, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

zaptone, Oct 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

canawler, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

csfcmitchell, Oct 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Eando35, Oct 10, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,218 ratings.