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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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6,556 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,556
Reviews: 2,019
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 76
Gots: 936 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy copper with a hint of red and a thick off-white head that dissipates quickly to a lacing.

Smell: Roasted-malts, sweet.

Taste: Malty taste with some caramel, sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light, easy to drink, and well carbonated.

Overall: One of the best fall beers around. Can't go wrong with one.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: light amber/red, full tan head, persistent even spotty lacing, initially sheets of fine lacing
S: malty, metallic, fresh
T: malty, bitter, slightly sweet, caramel, corn
M: light-bodied, smooth, just a slight tingle
O: decent marzen, sessionable, pairs well with Mexican

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Upon opening the Samuel Adams Octoberfest, I poured the beer into a tulip glass to maximize the aroma of the beer, and allow me to examine the color. It appeared quite red but remarkably clear with a thick tan head that looked almost perfect.

Aroma was that of bittersweet balance, the maltiness commingled with the aroma hops to make your nose want to drink this beer.

Taste was incredibly well balanced, a wash of sweet pale malt and dark caramel malts, which balanced well with what seemed to be a moderate mix of noble hops, and what I think were hallertau hops. The two played off each other to make one of the best balanced beers I could have imagined.

Feeling the beer in your mouth was a delight, light, carbonated to perfection with enough substance to really deliver the flavor.

Overall I loved this beer, it is by far one of my favorite Oktoberfest styles.

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,556 ratings.