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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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5,490 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,490
Reviews: 1,939
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 59
Gots: 435 | 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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Kris450

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

I really liked this beer. Very light mouthfeel with a beautiful caramel color. It had a warm feel to it, like a good friend. I would drink a few of these for sure!

08-20-2014 03:01:37 | More by Kris450
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Bzash


4.12/5  rDev +12.3%

08-20-2014 01:54:10 | More by Bzash
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Tok

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

08-20-2014 01:36:59 | More by Tok
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DoctorEvil65

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

08-20-2014 01:31:05 | More by DoctorEvil65
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jimmygord

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

08-20-2014 01:18:03 | More by jimmygord
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PorterPro125

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Serving Type: Bottle

Poured into a Heineken Pint Glass

A- Pours a deep amber colour that is almost orange in nature. This beautiful hue is topped with delicious 2 1/2 finger lumpy head that is stuff of absolute perfection. Samuel Adams Octoberfest is a stunning beer to behold.

S- The aroma of this brew is pure sweetness! Tons of malt action going on that is well accented by some caramel notes . The scent is not offensive in any way and is actually quite inviting!

T- Much of the taste is similar to the aroma but without the sweetness. Lots of malt notes going on along with the caramel notes that are accompanied by some interesting toffee/taffy-like flavours in the aftertaste (think salt water taffy). Incredibly delicious and very satisfying.

M- Low-Medium carbonation that is appropriate for the style. Mouthfeel is somewhat thick but not chewy by any standards: Very nice indeed..

O- Samuel Adams Octoberfest, although being my first taste into the Oktoberfest style, was an enjoyable experience to say the least. Not only is the beer nice to look at but it holds some beautiful aromas and tastes that leave you in satisfaction. This brew is easily my favourite Lager and also my new favourite Samuel Adams beer! Well done, guys!

08-20-2014 00:50:33 | More by PorterPro125
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gjoker321

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-20-2014 00:33:39 | More by gjoker321
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BrunoPettipas

Quebec (Canada)

3.12/5  rDev -15%

08-19-2014 22:57:30 | More by BrunoPettipas
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bp4171

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

08-19-2014 22:04:17 | More by bp4171
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Nbdreher


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-19-2014 17:53:11 | More by Nbdreher
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JacksonPowell1


4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

08-19-2014 16:29:16 | More by JacksonPowell1
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wilmerkatie

Pennsylvania

2.64/5  rDev -28.1%

08-19-2014 14:18:02 | More by wilmerkatie
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WestBeerdedman


3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

08-19-2014 07:39:16 | More by WestBeerdedman
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hopsputin

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

a: its a very clear dark amber color with some hints of brown and low ruby red. 3 finger white somewhat-rocky head

s: malts, malts malts. caramel, sweet toffee, hint of baking sugar. a very faint hint of dark fruit

t: not as overly sweet as the aroma indicated. there is definitely a ton of malts in here - caramel, toffee, light brown sugar. but there is also a pretty big, what i'll call, lager quality in here. almost like a bready cracker. perhaps the yeast? finishes with a bunch more malt toffee sweetness, and something with a hint of bitterness; like a very faint earthy leaf bitterness.

m: its a medium moth feel. on the lower side of medium carbonation

o: it is what it is. i know people seem to polarize around this beer, but its an easy drinker that is loaded with malts. its not too complex, and it may not be the truest to the style, but its a nice drinker after a day of work when you don't want to think too much about what you're drinking

08-19-2014 03:30:20 | More by hopsputin
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Jester1011


1/5  rDev -72.8%

08-19-2014 02:37:32 | More by Jester1011
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-19-2014 01:45:43 | More by tbryan5
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rterry13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-18-2014 23:12:44 | More by rterry13
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Beastcpa

Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

08-18-2014 23:11:58 | More by Beastcpa
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SysopChris

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

A little better but still that that mass produced taste.

08-18-2014 22:37:50 | More by SysopChris
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JonathanPels


3.24/5  rDev -11.7%

08-18-2014 22:32:18 | More by JonathanPels
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DaKirch

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

08-18-2014 21:58:02 | More by DaKirch
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Deathwray3927


5/5  rDev +36.2%

08-18-2014 20:33:32 | More by Deathwray3927
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Jemes21

New Jersey

3.12/5  rDev -15%

08-18-2014 20:17:37 | More by Jemes21
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Jcooley


5/5  rDev +36.2%

08-18-2014 20:17:13 | More by Jcooley
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Mar3ware


4.16/5  rDev +13.4%

08-18-2014 19:47:42 | More by Mar3ware
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,490 ratings.