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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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5,179 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,179
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 47
Gots: 262 | 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.

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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Clear darker amber in color with an off white head, head was about one finger and faded quickly leaving a thin residue on the top.

Smell: Fruity, nutty, with malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied and smooth. Bitter taste up front, but no offensive. Nutty notes, with some mild sweetness too. definately some wheat too.

Overall: Not a bad Oktoberfest brew. Not the best I have had, but still it is good.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 22:02:27 | More by Cavanaghty
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HollandTunnels

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-14-2012 18:54:39 | More by HollandTunnels
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HavasuDG

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-14-2012 07:23:08 | More by HavasuDG
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Duenan84

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-14-2012 00:10:55 | More by Duenan84
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-13-2012 20:34:35 | More by RBorsato
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scottypinthemix


3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-13-2012 14:57:25 | More by scottypinthemix
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Theniz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-13-2012 11:07:32 | More by Theniz
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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9%

11-13-2012 06:39:41 | More by jharris0624
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BigOtaku

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

11-13-2012 02:50:06 | More by BigOtaku
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-12-2012 23:08:01 | More by dmheinz57
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TeamD

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-12-2012 22:46:21 | More by TeamD
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-12-2012 16:36:15 | More by Lare453
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ejane

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

11-12-2012 14:55:06 | More by ejane
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drevim

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

11-12-2012 11:35:32 | More by drevim
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superspak

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into perfect pint glass, best before Feb 2013. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, caramel, toast, bread, light toffee, and herbal hops. Pretty nice aromas with decent balance; a bit too fruity. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, toast, bread, light toffee, and light herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, toast, bread, light toffee, and light herbal spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Pretty good flavor balance; quite a bit watery feeling on the finish; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is decent. Seriously lacking the creamy and slick mouthfeel this style usually shows. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a decent Oktoberfest. Needs less fruitiness and more bready/caramel flavors; but this is still very drinkable. Fairly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 05:01:42 | More by superspak
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DavidGross

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-12-2012 03:29:55 | More by DavidGross
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich amber color and the little head is gone extremely quickly. An almost sickly sweet smell strong on malt. Taste is much spicier than the smell would lead on. Not bad, but with spices and sweetness, it is not the best Oktoberfest out there, even by American breweries. Very drinkable and nothing bad about it, but not great either.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 19:24:54 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Lincolnman

New York

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

11-11-2012 18:07:38 | More by Lincolnman
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-11-2012 03:13:57 | More by MarkyMOD
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JohnnyB

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-11-2012 02:07:14 | More by JohnnyB
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Robdrinx

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-11-2012 01:57:42 | More by Robdrinx
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

11-11-2012 00:55:36 | More by LarryMyers
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

11-10-2012 19:45:45 | More by ThrewRedButter
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george42

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

11-10-2012 18:34:46 | More by george42
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MNBeerNE

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-10-2012 16:11:50 | More by MNBeerNE
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,179 ratings.