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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
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6,439 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,439
Reviews: 2,009
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 75
Gots: 866 | 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 Omnium
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Octoberfest stein

A - Pours a clear darker amber color 1 finger of off white head, thin lacing.
S - Aroma isnt super awesome, but kinda standard, some caramel and bready malts, the slightest hint of some spice, some dark fruit.
T - Pretty standard, but solid, some sweet and bready malt makes the fore of this beer, a light roasted quality, some dark dried fruit as well.
M - Slightly chewy, a little dry and floury, but moderate feel.
O - A staple when it comes to octoberfest styles, done well enough to drink multiples of.

Omnium, Oct 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Oct 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

phhill18, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of irishkyle21
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

irishkyle21, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of alphagnome
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Clear, bronze color body with a thin, off-white head. Retention is awful. No lacing. Carbonation is very light.

Aroma:
Crisp and to the point... Sweet caramel malts! A slight nuttiness is aloft.

Taste:
Again - crisp and to the point. This beer is simple and isn't afraid to be just that. Tasty roasted caramel up front with a zesty, earthy hop presence at the end. The flavors are bold and begging for your attention!

Mouthfeel:
Refreshing! Medium-body with way more carbonation than the eye will lead you to believe. Clean finish. Beautifully balanced.

Overall:
Second to only Millstream's Octoberfest, Samuel Adams has a fantastic product on their hands with their Octoberfest. Incredibly easy to drink and well balanced, there is always room in my fridge for this.

alphagnome, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

TrojanRB, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Griggsy, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

sachie23, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ZachT, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

stencom1, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

APBT91, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Bouder32, Oct 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

HRamz3, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Dammer-licht, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jcubz, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

October 2013 review:
Samuel Adams Octoberfest, proudly brewed and bottled by the Boston Beer Company. 5.3% Alc. by Vol.

Clear, bright amber coloring, under a large head, off-white .

Aroma: sweet, malty nose, earthy & herbal.

Taste: Mmm. Tasty malts, bright and pleasant. Noble hops play a minor roles, giving just enough bite to stave off sweetness. Oh, it's a sweet one, but not overly so. Medium-light body, with the malty flavor lasting long on the palate.

A right on the money marzen. What does the label tell us? "In 1810, Munich celebrated the wedding of their crown prince with a special beer. After 16 days the party ended, but the tradition continues. Our version of the classic Oktoberfest style lager blends 5 roasted malts for a rich, hearty flavor that's perfect for the season, or whatever you're celebrating."

November 2003 review:
Appearance: clear bronzish color, with a full, frothy, cream-toned head.
Aroma: somewhat sweet, earthy,vegetal, definitely maltsome, but not quite enough-so.
Taste: malty, but again, only perfunctorily, nicely rounded, rather mild. I wish to reach for the descriptor "rich", as I am wont to do with malty marzens, but this never earns it. Rather flat and dull for an Ok..ooops, sorry...Octoberfest. Some snap in the taste, but not enough. Yeah, way too thin for this style. I do believe I'll have to follow this up with a Summit Oktoberfest to assure me of how good it could get. This version just falls too short.

feloniousmonk, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

AdamElb, Oct 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

MO5290, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

JaxBen_20J, Oct 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Mattsk1, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Michigan_Beer420, Oct 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

MrClean1971, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Brushkanna, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

crlipnickas81, Oct 21, 2013
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,439 ratings.