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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,267 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,267
Reviews: 2,005
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 784 | 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 youngs11
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Normal pour from bottle into pint glass

Appears dark copper in color, mostly clear. Little to no lacing or head, settles to a thin film of bubbly foam.

Smells malty and bready, a hint of sweet fruit.

Taste follows the smell almost identically. The major backbone is malt. There is a hint of hops bitterness, but it is quickly masked by a nutty finish that leaves a fresh bread aftertaste.

MF is smooth and silky. medium carbonation with medium to heavy body. Slight stickiness.

Overall this is an excellent beer. Kind of like a lager that is less bitter than red ale and lighter in body than a brown ale. A great seasonal for a great price.

youngs11, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Sunn, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Vonhinx, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Birdlegs, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can ~$1.20. Dark amber color, good head, touch of lace. Aroma of wheat bread, yeast, ok. Flavor is slightly sweet, bready malts, thick. Overall I am not sure how well this represents the style since I suck at lagers but it was good enough last year that I made sure to buy some more this year.

ArrogantB, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of ghostdog
2/5  rDev -45.5%

ghostdog, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

smithj4, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

klesniew, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of getmeabeer
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I found this to be a very rich, and smooth offering from Sam Adams. I am a fan of Octoberfest bears and Sams didn't disappoint for a large beer brewer.

Poured into a pint glass with a deep copper, amber color. Creamy thick head with a touch of lacing that stuck around even after a few sips.

Smell - was that of mild malt, roasted barley with a slight floral hint.

Taste - initial taste is floral and nutty yet not overly sweet with a hint of caramel, and autumn spice towards the end.

Mouthfeel - very drinkable light, crisp, medium carbonation seasonal

This is not a bad offering from Sam Adams and overall a very drinkable beer. 4 pints later and I didn't get tired of it.

getmeabeer, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BoOmerG, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jerryquijano, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

AOShabaz, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

tgatort, Oct 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

BigGingDrinker, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Burkbom23, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jds8411, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Jordan444, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

FlyingHellfish, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

OldSmaug, Oct 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

bcerv-ca, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

FroggieG, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

bexley10, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

fpeleato, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Catlin, Oct 04, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,267 ratings.