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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,449 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,449
Reviews: 2,010
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 75
Gots: 874 | 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 bgillespie
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy copper with a hint of red and a thick off-white head that dissipates quickly to a lacing.

Smell: Roasted-malts, sweet.

Taste: Malty taste with some caramel, sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light, easy to drink, and well carbonated.

Overall: One of the best fall beers around. Can't go wrong with one.

bgillespie, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of thewilliamhart
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

thewilliamhart, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Fup_Star251
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Fup_Star251, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of DanSmith17
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DanSmith17, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BigGruntyThirst, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of nikoconnor
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

nikoconnor, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of WMD-1002
4/5  rDev +9%

WMD-1002, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of chillin
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

chillin, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ncstateplaya, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Summer92
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Summer92, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of steelslug92
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

steelslug92, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of dmk91
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dmk91, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of wsickler
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

wsickler, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of CWVegas
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

CWVegas, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of RandomExile
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: light amber/red, full tan head, persistent even spotty lacing, initially sheets of fine lacing
S: malty, metallic, fresh
T: malty, bitter, slightly sweet, caramel, corn
M: light-bodied, smooth, just a slight tingle
O: decent marzen, sessionable, pairs well with Mexican

RandomExile, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of kgammell1
4/5  rDev +9%

kgammell1, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of NESPOWERGLOVE
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

NESPOWERGLOVE, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of DarrylZ
4/5  rDev +9%

DarrylZ, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of savaship
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Upon opening the Samuel Adams Octoberfest, I poured the beer into a tulip glass to maximize the aroma of the beer, and allow me to examine the color. It appeared quite red but remarkably clear with a thick tan head that looked almost perfect.

Aroma was that of bittersweet balance, the maltiness commingled with the aroma hops to make your nose want to drink this beer.

Taste was incredibly well balanced, a wash of sweet pale malt and dark caramel malts, which balanced well with what seemed to be a moderate mix of noble hops, and what I think were hallertau hops. The two played off each other to make one of the best balanced beers I could have imagined.

Feeling the beer in your mouth was a delight, light, carbonated to perfection with enough substance to really deliver the flavor.

Overall I loved this beer, it is by far one of my favorite Oktoberfest styles.

savaship, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of WunderLlama
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into glass beer stein

Ruby red like a red ale. Faint carbonation. Two finger foam cap settles into a thick as pancake batter white lid. Okay lacings on the glass.

Aroma of sweet malt, bread. Fresh beer.

Sweet malt, smooth, medium mouthfeel, deliciously chewy. Clean, smooth finish. Malt taste rolls all over your tongue.

Great version of an American Octoberfest. Love it and stock it in the fridge when it comes out each fall.

WunderLlama, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

lionnusmb, Nov 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

RogerSterling, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mikehillman, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of lehueve
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

lehueve, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jerid, Nov 04, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,449 ratings.