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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
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5,414 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,414
Reviews: 1,932
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 58
Gots: 398 | 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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drxandy

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +18%

12oz to standard pint, pours an orange amber shade, cream colored head fades

smells of malts, slight hops, biscuit/caramel

tastes of roasty malts, true to style, biscuit caramel malts, highly drinkable, creamy, good choice of hops

mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, loads of flavor, very sessionable

great balance and one of the best easy to find oktoberfests!

11-28-2008 20:28:36 | More by drxandy
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-28-2012 01:34:05 | More by koes0024
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BeerGreg

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

08-01-2014 16:16:14 | More by BeerGreg
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TheBierBand

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

Poured into my pint glass and formed a nice creamy, off-white head that stayed around pretty well. The beer was a coppery orange color.

The smell was pretty subdued.... but a sweet scent like honey, malt and caramel was most prevalent.

Taste: quite good. Nice sweet caramel/honey with a malty finish

Mouthfeel: about right for a marzen. Not too highly carbonated. Nice.

Drinkability: I could have a ton of these.... nothing objectionable. Recommended

09-26-2007 11:25:56 | More by TheBierBand
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Pours a clean, rusty amber, with a moderate head of fizzy foam. The head settles to a thin skiff of suds, leaving minimal lacing behind.

S - Lots of toasty, sweet malt, with some nutty and mildly spicy qualities coming through. A good balance of caramel malt and mild earthy hops.

T - Comes across the palate very malty, with the hops adding a mild herbal earthiness at the end. Sweet, toasty grains, crystal malt, spice, and light nutty notes. Some off notes here and there, but overall a drinkable, malty brew.

M - Medium bodied, with a nice, assertive carbonation. Finishes a bit dry, with a lingering hop presence, though subtle.

D - I'm certainly no expert on this particular style, but what better way to familiarize myself with it than reviewing the most popular Oktoberfest on the market. While this wouldn't be my first choice for a fall brew, I found it enjoyable enough.

10-05-2012 22:16:33 | More by Converge
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smithmd4

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

12-31-2011 08:11:00 | More by smithmd4
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%

The beer is a wonderful clear red color that is unfortunately the highlight of this beer in my opinion. The head is rather shy and does not stick around for much longer than it takes to pour the beer into a glass.

The aroma is almost non-existent although there is a little bit of a toasted caramel aroma.

The beer tastes very clean, no esters from yeast are present. The flavor is of caramel and a slight bit of toast. Overall it leans towards the sweet side and does not clean off your pallet enough to want to take another sip right away.

Overall this beer is okay, not great.

10-25-2011 00:47:38 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-12-2013 22:05:11 | More by jmw4437
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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev +9%

03-29-2013 22:36:39 | More by zestd
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freshflesh

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-16-2014 01:39:06 | More by freshflesh
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

05-02-2012 20:41:52 | More by olympicgatorade
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drumrboy22

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Beer was a clear amber color, with a bubbly, one-finger, tan head. Moderate carbonation and light lacing.

Aroma was caramel, toffee, biscuit and grains.

Taste was biscuit, grains, roasted malt and caramel.

Lightly bitter and sweet finish.

Goes down smooth and easy. Nice and refreshing.

10-01-2010 02:25:15 | More by drumrboy22
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nasty15108

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A - Dark amber color with a head of slightly off-white foam. Good clarity, carbonation and lacing.

S - Malty and slightly metallic. Tiny hints of dark ripe fruit also detected.

T - Malty and herbal up front. Finishes with dry and slightly bitter with some alcohol presence.

MF&D - Solid Octoberfest choice. You can't beat the price either.

09-12-2008 21:18:43 | More by nasty15108
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DioS

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-28-2012 18:53:19 | More by DioS
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

06-12-2014 16:57:17 | More by Dougwillhike
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stella77artois

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-22-2013 15:28:19 | More by stella77artois
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

10-11-2012 01:33:18 | More by 2neardead
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Mudawg

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

02-29-2012 21:27:17 | More by Mudawg
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bckayaalp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-07-2012 05:09:06 | More by bckayaalp
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gutbuster

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9%

05-13-2012 03:02:32 | More by gutbuster
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BreweryRun

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-23-2014 04:57:23 | More by BreweryRun
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

A - Pours a deep amber with a thin white head.

S - Mostly sweet malts and some breadiness.

T- Just like the smell. Sweet maltiness with a light mild hoppy bitterness.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Very easy drinking.

O - Affordable and available everywhere. A nice beer for the fall months.

11-30-2013 03:54:21 | More by TreyIsWilson
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nodder

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-16-2013 16:43:44 | More by nodder
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BeerBob

Nebraska

3.23/5  rDev -12%

Samuel Adams October Fest Pours an amber red from a 12oz brown glass bottle. Light tan head goes to over two fingers with small frothy and tightly packed bubbles that lace the glass walls well.

Nose has more of a hops note than I am use to with Oktoberfest beer and obstructs any other aroma. Palate is a toasted thin sweet malt and a slight hops.

Samuel Adams October Fest has all the good looks of an Oktoberfest, but just some of the good tastes of one, for a so-so beer of the style because of the hops competing with the sweet malt for the tongues attention.

11-16-2002 00:13:14 | More by BeerBob
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-26-2011 01:38:15 | More by Neorebel
Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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