Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Don't underestimate this "commercial beer". Bottle poured into pub glass. This beer must be consumed at slightly cooler than room temperature to really appreciate the big malt complexity it has to offer. At fridge temperature, the flavor and body get drowned out.
Color is a beautiful autumn amber. Big malt flavors of sweet honey, toasted caramel, copper (yes the metal). Smooth finish.
Full body, high carbonation.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sam Adams Octoberfest is the perfect beer for Autumn for me. Its a very well crafted beer in my opinion. I've had Sam's Octoberfest mostly in bottles or on tap. There's not too much of a difference between the two but on tap is better. I'd like to try the can soon but not really in a rush to. For me, Sam Adams Octoberfest is one of the few beers I get excited for when its released in "season". So much I like to buy in bulk and store it for months after when its Alpline Spring time or even Summer Ale of the next year.
Appearance-wise it has a golden brown color to it when poured. Almost like if they were to blend Autumn leaves into their beer. Very distinctive and easy to spot for me. Just a good sign my favorite season of Fall is around the corner.
Smell-wise it has a very malty German lager smell to it. Very malty and sweet with a hint of bitterness to it. Very well balanced.
Taste-wise Sam's Octoberfest has a lot of German influences in it. Full, malty, ecstatic for the taste buds, and with a hint of bitterness. To me just a perfect beer that tastes great and goes down very smoothly.
In the mouth its very refreshing and malty with a hint of bitterness while leaving you wanting more. Very smooth and full.
Overall Sam Adams Octoberfest is one of my top 5 beers. Its not for everyone but it will always be a favorite of mine and god help it if it stays in my fridge.

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One of my favorite seasonal beers. The smell and taste remind me of fall and it is so smooth to drink. It pours a copper color with lacing left on the glass as you drink it. A smooth beer that reminds me of fall. The finish of the beer is so smooth. I look forward to this beer every year.

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I haven't had a Sam Adams I haven't liked. This beer continues the tradition. It is fully flavored, complex, has a great smell, and it truly brings me back to what made me fall in love with craft beers, I am a real fan of octoberfest/ pumpkin beers and this is at the top of my list! Thanks Sam!

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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