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Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

6,555 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 6,555
Reviews: 2,019
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 76
Gots: 935 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Naes
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours dark amber with orange hues and has a large off white head. The aroma is mildly malty

Its flavor is dominated by maltiness, but also has a nutty characteristic with a bit of bready flavor as well. Light in the mouth feel department, but generously carbonated.

Photo of thegodfather2701
4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Poured into my official Samuel Adams Octoberfest mug. It pours an amber/copper color with a thick off white head that slowly dissipates leaving a thin layer of foam.

S-Extremely malty and sweet, with some caramel.

T-This is all about the malts. Its slightly sweet and grainy at first, but as it warms the caramel notes emerge. Its very crisp, clean, and refreshing.

M-Just slightly thin but they have a nice amount of carbonation.

D-I could drink this all day, it makes a great session beer.

Overall, this beer is awesome. It has a great flavor, its not too thick, and has a relatively low abv. so it makes a great session beer. I can't wait to grill some smoked sausage or brats and drink a few of these.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Rich amber color one finger plus head had pretty good staying power.

S- Complex smooth and mellow malt aroma.

T- Great caramel malty sweetness balanced quite well by a good mellow noble hop pressence.

M- Smooth, nuff said!

D- KInda pissed I only bought a single.

Easily the best american Oktoberfest out there.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice, light marzen. Nice amber although clear color, with decent head. Certainly not as full-bodied as many German options, nor as creamy in mouthfeel, but the flavor is pretty good. Easy drinking and satisfying and pretty refreshing. A good product from Samuel Adams.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of wingman14
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a redish/orange brown with a white head. The smell is mostly of malt with some caramel notes. The flavor is rich and bold and is of mostly malt, no hops to really be found which is a contrast to most Sam Adams beers. It has a great balance of flavor and carbonation. The mouthfeel is good, very smooth, a medium body but the beer has a thick flavor. This beer has a long, lingering aftertaste that some sweet notes that just add to the character. I could drink these all year round. One of my favorite beers, a great flavor, a beer that always delivers. Cheers!

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 6,555 ratings.