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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,477 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,477
Reviews: 2,012
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 76
Gots: 896 | 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:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

bf7, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of KingJason
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It's like why is Ashton Kutcher not an Armani Model like Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo.

This beer is more like a fruit of the loom model, although Shiner's is not as depressive, I would say Warsteiner held its superiority in this contest. Their Imperial Series (S.A.) is excellent because it is so powerful, like a Vogue magazine cover that peasant women will never be on.

KingJason, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

MattyIce21, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

miwestcoaster, Oct 26, 2013
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

GETTNCRUNKED, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Beric
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Served: 25 October 2013

*re-review* (First reviewed 5 Oct 2013, original score 3.61/5)

Appearance: Nice amber color with a head that sticks around for a bit if you pour hard, but slowly dissipates to practically nothing. This one has great color for the style, but I would like to see a bit more head (or at least one that sticks around longer).

Smell: Some good sweet malty smells coming out. No hop presence in the nose, which is good due to the style restrictions.

Taste: I realized tonight that I was drinking this one too cold. I had one that had been in the fridge for only 1.5-2hrs and it was like a totally different beer. Nice maltiness with a good, sweet backbone comes out when this one is served a little warmer than what I had been having. Still a bit sweet for my tastes, but less so than when the beer is colder and you taste more sweet than malt.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation and body for the style. This beer drinks smooth and easy, just like an Oktoberfestbier should.

Overall: Overall, a decent shot at the style. Respectable, but not special. I would get this again due to its price and availability. Good crowd pleaser and would go well with fall gatherings for football, paired with chili or red meat. Right now though, the winner for Oktoberfests goes to Victory Festbier.

Beric, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

WKyle, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

psmith161, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

autigers10, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

largadeer, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

StevenH, Oct 25, 2013
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
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

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

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

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!

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

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
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,477 ratings.