Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince's wedding with a special beer and 16-day party. Our version of this classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor of caramel, creating a brew that's perfect for the season, or whatever you're celebrating. Smooth with a roasty sweetness, and light hop character.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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#30,806
Reviews:
2,212
Ratings:
7,811
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
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4.52/5  rDev +23.2%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Similar to the Boston lager without all the hoppiness. But its still a fantastic beer, especially if you like a malty lager.

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4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark orange into a frozen glass. Deep sweet malt with good carbonation. Some bread notes as well. Pretty good overall.

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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Label is notched for a best buy date of February, 2019.
Clear, pale amber colored body. Quick pour brought out a two finger head of off white foam. This settles to thin cap and ring. Leaves behind irregular spots of lacing on the drinking side of the glass.
Subtle aroma of lightly roasted malts. A little toasty.
Rather bold taste of lightly roasted malts, that go to caramel. Some spicy hops. Slightly metallic. A little bitter in the after taste.
Medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
This beer really emphasizes the malts, which are sweet and bold. The label says "Hearty & Smooth Marzen". I would say more hearty than smooth.

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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,811 ratings