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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,460
Reviews:
2,221
Ratings:
7,840
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
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Photo of StrongBelwas
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jjl329
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Michelleroo
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid. We look forward to it year after year. Admittedly, Sierra Nevada octoberfest is my new fave but Sam’s is a super reliable choice.

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jguzman718
4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTHomer
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; copper colored; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 3 finger light beige head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: toasted grains;

T: toasted grain from start to finish; mild spiciness; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: good, but there are many better options;

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Photo of KMillard
2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

One note, sweet. Better on draft than bottle.

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Photo of MacAuthur
4.83/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wattie83
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was my gateway to Oktoberfest beers back when. This year's tasted good. Looks darker than many Ofests, a deep brown, almost burnt orange color. Nice khaki head faded to lacing. Small is malt. Pretty much just malt. Taste is sweet malts with a slight hop bitterness in the finish, but not as balanced or clean as its German counterparts. Feel is, to me, rich and chewy. Decent carbonation to hold it together though. Overall, still a good beer I'll go back to. Prefer the Germans, but Sam is a good American Oktoberfest beer.

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Photo of DrWho
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this beer, refreshing not a hint of bitterness. Smells really good, has a good feel to it and is lightly carbonated. Drank it straight out of the bottle and I could see myself drinking this one a regular basis, to bad it is only a Fall release.

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Photo of Chocolatefreak
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mustela_Man
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of odannyob
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very tasty on the malt side and inbetween a big quafting brew and an easy sippin' brew, too. Pleasantly comfortable to look at, too. Sam should maybe make this one available all year; meanwhile PROST!

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Photo of Ashleylsmalling
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cdriver0414
4.64/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheGent
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Isaac_Smit
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really like this beer. It is one of my favorite beers out there ! Cheers Sam Adam's ! And thank you.

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Photo of MaltMartyr
4.92/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This May have improved. It’s got the Umph of a classic Märzen with just enough sweet, but hop balance to bring in the season or create a memory. It may be my go to if no Ayinger. I’ll revisit that classic, for a double check, but just had it, so I’m surprised.

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Photo of Emperur
4.82/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tasteless
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion this is the paramount of Octoberfest beers ! Everything else out there should be compared to this one. If you like a sweet malty brew, this one's for you ! It's only available in the fall, so hurry !

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4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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