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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

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5,853 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,853
Reviews: 1,966
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 66
Gots: 589 | 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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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into stein.

Pours a rich orange/brown with a finger and a half finger of off white head. Smells very sweet and bready, with a hint of roastiness. Tastes like sweet caramel, bread, and roasted malts with no hop profile. It has a very thin body and low to moderate carbonation. Nothing impressive, but it's got a good solid sweet roasted malt backbone. It was good paired with sausage, but left me wanting more in the mouthfeel.

ExaltedNecrosis, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of RhinoDBJ
2.13/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'll preface my comments by saying I don't consider myself an expert in any kind of specific beer, but I do feel that I'm developing a more "qualified" eval of certain types (probably 'cause I like them the most!) ... and the Oktoberfest is up on the top of those beers I think I know.

The Sam Adams is a totally "un-rememberable" brew. The nose is underwhelming, and the taste and mouth feel don't help the first impressions at all.

I'll not be bringing any of these home...

RhinoDBJ, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of jdwilliamson79
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jdwilliamson79, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Kopfschuss, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Caj1
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gotten in this year's Fall Sampler twelve pack with a freshness date of Dec. 2013.

This pours an absolutely beautiful copper-amber with decent head and lacing. Crystal clear and a lot of carbonation. A little bit more carbonation than I would have liked to see, honestly, but it's no big problem.

Smell is very malty and sweet with some toast and caramel notes, a some yeasty and metallic notes, and a faint touch of hops. Overall scent profile is sweet and bready. Taste is again sweet and bready, some sweet earthy tones and a touch of hops on the swallow. It's also a bit spicy to me, which is nice, but I've had better beers. However this is refreshing and not overpowering. Mouthfeel is crisp and a little on the watery side like lagers tend to be, and sticky.

Overall this is a nice beer and one that I would definitely drink on a cooler day; maybe the fact that it's hatefully hot has put me off this beer a little bit, so I apologize if my rating is a little bit skewed. I would drink this again, but wouldn't go out of my way for it.

To good health and good beer.

Caj1, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

st9647v3, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

ColSanders123, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Dpatt70, Aug 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

cjgiant, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

jmgault1, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

techparadox, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Sheesh101, Aug 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ChesterHop, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Mavigo
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter.

A: pours a clear golden orange color with a short off white head that dissipates fast leaving small amounts of lacing.

S: Smells of wheat, yeast, malts, spices

T: Mellow, crisp, sweet taste. Tastes of wheat, hints of citrus and fruit, yeast, malts, sugars, very smooth

M: Medium bodied with medium amounts of carbonation, fairly balanced

O: Overall, another pretty good beer from Sam Adams, nothing extraordinary but still pretty enjoyable and I would not mind having another, recommended.

Mavigo, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DeeMalloy, Aug 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

FIN, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Bsetz, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

billbeers, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

MonkeyboyATL, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

brillo54, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

tabascosigned, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

njnj2000, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

grissom51, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

rmjacobson, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

tallfellapgh, Aug 29, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 5,853 ratings.