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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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5,574 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,574
Reviews: 1,946
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 62
Gots: 476 | 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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D-18V

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-31-2014 02:22:59 | More by D-18V
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DuckDodgers

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-31-2014 02:17:55 | More by DuckDodgers
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Kyle1986

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

08-31-2014 01:42:47 | More by Kyle1986
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jamesaharvey

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

08-31-2014 01:39:17 | More by jamesaharvey
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drinkin-beeers

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-31-2014 00:59:29 | More by drinkin-beeers
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Dirk_Chappelle

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

08-30-2014 23:57:41 | More by Dirk_Chappelle
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jerryleemo

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%

08-30-2014 22:34:36 | More by jerryleemo
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jsausley

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

One of Sam Adams best beers - in my opinion. It's certainly better than the Boston Lager (which isn't bad) so I look forward to this beer being placed on tap in early Autumn every year.

This beer pours a gorgeous golden brown and amber red. It has a nice head, good lacing and a good body. It smells like an amber but with a tinge of spice on top and it tastes like that too: crisp, clean, balanced with a nice malty spine. The spices on top give it its character.

Is this the best beer from the Boston Beer Company? No, definitely not. But I promise you it's the best one you can buy in a bottle at your local gas station.

08-30-2014 22:27:26 | More by jsausley
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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-30-2014 21:12:32 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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MikeLenehan

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-30-2014 19:43:25 | More by MikeLenehan
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-30-2014 19:06:55 | More by NJBeer265
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buckfever5

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-30-2014 17:49:51 | More by buckfever5
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AdamFisher11


4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

08-30-2014 16:53:40 | More by AdamFisher11
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CGA2

Michigan

3.44/5  rDev -6.3%

08-30-2014 16:42:20 | More by CGA2
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SteveB3014

Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

08-30-2014 16:01:18 | More by SteveB3014
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

08-30-2014 15:16:13 | More by mikefuski17
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Plissken

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-30-2014 14:04:34 | More by Plissken
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Sean_King

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

08-30-2014 10:44:58 | More by Sean_King
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BrandonLBC

Utah

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

08-30-2014 07:19:18 | More by BrandonLBC
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slym

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-30-2014 07:03:48 | More by slym
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MJSJr

California

4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

08-30-2014 04:57:54 | More by MJSJr
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CTbrew32

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-30-2014 04:55:26 | More by CTbrew32
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Stucker

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-30-2014 03:16:39 | More by Stucker
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Iamjoe


3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

08-30-2014 02:41:12 | More by Iamjoe
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Bobby_Brew


3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-30-2014 02:01:19 | More by Bobby_Brew
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,574 ratings.