Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
49.2%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 7,550 ratings
Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,452
Reviews:
2,163
Ratings:
7,550
Liked:
3,711
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,019
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,550 |  Reviews: 2,163
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.76/5  rDev +29.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

This brew pours a brown/orange copper color but can also look ruby red when held up to the light, with a one finger off white head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass until the end and some of the head remains in the form of a collar.

The smell is toasted and sweet malts, rich grains and maybe some spices. There is also a thick caramel malt backbone.

The taste follows the nose with sweet and toasted malts hitting first followed by the taste of grain then some light, spicy hops at the end. There is a strong caramel backbone throughout.

The feel is thick, bready and chewy.

Overall this is a very good beer and a good representation of the Oktoberfest style. This brew is perfect for a cool Autumn day.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

I'm surprised at just how uninteresting this beer is. It smells like bread dough from yesterday, and tastes like it too. Just very bland with a metallic aftertaste. Poured from a bottle into a glass. The color and body are okay, but overall this just a step up from your average cornerstone macro, nothing special.

Maybe I just got a bad bottle but I don't see what the big deal is here. I'd try another in case I want to change my review, but I don't really want to spend money on another one of these when Sam Adams makes other brews that I actually like.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.2% out of 100 with 7,550 ratings
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