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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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5,769 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,769
Reviews: 1,963
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 64
Gots: 554 | 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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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

jimmygord, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Joel12, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

balinor, Aug 02, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%

2008, I hope.

Orange tinted beer bottle brown. Head up, head down.

Big malt smell. Maybe a cherry. Some sweet fruit.

Malts are big in the taste. I swear I taste that cherry too.

So I don't have a lot to say about this one. Shoot me.

Overall: Sam Adams continues to be a solid go-to

PatronWizard, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of aepb1
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

A- Dark amber with a gorgeous white head

S- Lots of maltiness, full but nothing spectacular

T- Bready, malty, roasted. Finishes with a sweet malt taste

M- Medium bodied with decent carbonation, not as full for an octoberfest as I'd like but still good

D- Very drinkable and easy to use to introduce others to a seasonal beer

aepb1, Sep 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev +9%

Dbrag, Mar 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Ewhite2121, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Bromine, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

SD-Alefan, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of surlytheduff
3.45/5  rDev -6%

Drank from a pint glass. Poured clear orange-brown, with a finger and a half of foamy head. Not much residual lacing as it receded. Smelled strongly of malt with a little caramel, nothing else notable. Dominant taste were sweet malts, with a small bit of spiciness and a little hop bitterness. Had a good mouthfeel, smooth and creamy with decent carbonation.

surlytheduff, Nov 04, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Rod_J, Sep 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Appearance -Poured a nice amber color and had nice white head to it.

Smell -Malts with a slight hint of hops

Taste -High malt flavor with hint of spices and hops

Mouthfeel -Medium body with a medium carbonation.

Drinkability -I love Sam Adams Oktoberfest it's a good beer.

Beerbuddha, Sep 08, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ejh06752, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mkirkland80, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.78/5  rDev +3%

12oz Brown Bottle with pry-off cap enjoy by month of "Jan" poured into a Becker Glass

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep amber with 1/2 finger of head

Smell: Caramel malt and breadiness

Taste: I find a that a noble hop bitter comes right at the tip of your tongue then there is a rich caramel malt in the middle with a slightly sweet finish

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation but has a lighter mouthfeel than I expected

Overall: There's a nice amount of caramel flavor with a slight noble hop bitterness to help balance it out. I personally would prefer a little more depth in the mouthfeel.

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Listers, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

frankthetank86, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

carlmoberg, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

freshflesh, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of baiser
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a dark copper brown, with off white foam. Sweet candy aroma, with some bready malt and slight fruitiness. Sweet, caramelly and malty. Finish is clean and dry. Pretty good drinkability. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a pretty decent o'fest. I enjoyed it.

baiser, Dec 04, 2005
Photo of CrazyMike
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

Copper, amber appearance with lots of bubbly brown head that slowly settles down leaving decent lacing. Smell consists of sugar, malt, bread and spices. Impressive so far.

Taste is similar to the smell, consists of roasted malt, caramel sweetness, bread and various spices. Taste overall is light and simple, but blends together well. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Aftertaste is a bitter and dry caramel taste.

This is a tasty and refreshing Oktoberfest, nothing to complicated but nothing offensive. Worth a try.

CrazyMike, Oct 16, 2011
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3.3/5  rDev -10.1%

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber color with a thin off white head about a centimeter thick that fades into a thin lacing over the top of the beer and clings to the side of the glass.

Aroma: Toffee, caramel, and bready, typical oktoberfest aroma.

Taste: Basically the same as the aroma but with subtle roasted notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation and a sweet finish.

Overall: Decent representation of an oktoberfest/ marzen style. Not my favorite style but still good.

jamescain, Sep 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

dbarny76, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

durwood64, Jan 25, 2012
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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