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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A - copper color with a head that vanishes with a trace.

S - Toasty sweet malt

T - The taste is a little more alcoholy than most of the other Fest offerings.

M - A lot of carbonation but not at all thin.

D - Above average but then I don't find many fest beers that I can't rate as very drinkable

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A gift from a grown daughter, who had bought two in a variety pack and did not care for it.

Best before Feb. 2014.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Clear copper, finger thick offwhite head receded to even surface foam and some patterned lacing.

s: Caramel malt.

t: Caramel malt forward, and backward. A little hops present, but this is for malt lovers. Sweet to dry finish.

m: Medium, smooth.

o: I love a good malty Marzen, and this is a good Marzen. Everything is right about it for the style.

UPDATE 9/14/16: Two came in the new Fall Variety Pack, which I purchased because it has four I have not tried. Would only note that first it seemed lighter than I remembered, but gained some heft as it warmed. Warming, the caramel malt came forward more prominently. Still find it a solid malty Marzen, though perhaps a bit short on other flavors.

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A- Pours a nice clear amber color with a nice creamy head that leaves some nice lacing.

S- Sweet, bready and caramel malts. Maybe something in there thats sweet citrus?

T- Follows the nose well and pretty well balanced out with a dash of hops in there.

M- Medium body and nice carbonation.

D- A solid brew and easy to drink.

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Bottle gifted by the other Matt. Thanks! Beer served in a DFH signature glass. Beer is orange and clear with a minimal head and some lacing. looks ok.

Smells good, kind of like fruits, has some banana in the nose.

Beer tastes pretty good. Medium bodied. It's a little grainy. Beer is really drinkable mouthfeel is good. Not really in a mood to be descriptive tonight. It's good overall. I'd have it again. There are some fruity notes in the midpalate. It's pretty good.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,706 ratings