Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
7,602 Ratings
Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

Brewed by:
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: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured for appearance

Appearance : Deep, rich firey amber red color with a large malty head about three fingers high. Leaves licks of lacing as it recedes at a moderate pace.

Smell : Clean water with toast and nutmeg.

Taste : Bud light with pumpkin spices.

Mouthfeel : Like water with a hint of creaminess.

Overall : If you like light beer, this is your Octoberfest. A shame. Nothing of value here.

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Am I the only one that seems to think this beer has gone down hill over the last two years? It's just always tasking skunky now, not good.

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I always look forward to picking this up when it becomes offered on shelves. I drink so much of it through the fall that it somewhat gets tiring, but it is a great beer and one of the best Octoberfest beers out there. I love the carmel and malt flavors.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,602 ratings
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