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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First Octoberfest i had, and one of the first beers that got me into beer. Sweet toffee flavor among others.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous clear copper bronze color with a rocky loose 3/4" light beige settled head. Visible medium paced carbonation.

Blossoming notes of pale roasted malts and sweet caramel hovering over a faint fruity spiciness. Very intriguing and inviting.

There's the healthy malt presence I was hoping for. Nice balance of sweet (very faint) toffeeish and (stronger) caramel malts sharing its space with a delicate dryness provided by a well placed hop profile. Very clean and fresh flavors that don't struggle for attention.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Soft, medium body with just enough fine carbonation to provide an airy, fluffy mouthfeel. Delicate dry finish that finishes very clean.

Drinkability is also excellent. Not at all filling with enough flavors to satisfy vets and beginners alike.

Overall I was very impressed with this 'Octoberfest'. Dry enough to distinguish itself from the sometimes confusing Amber style and enough of a malt presence to stand next to the best of them. Good interpretation of a delicate and easy to foul-up style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I look forward to this every year. Most of the places I go for beer have way too many IPA. Don't get me wrong I still love IPA but it is very refreshing to have something different. This is one of the best fall beers around. Good starting point for people new to craft beer.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,476 ratings.
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