Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,553
Reviews:
2,208
Ratings:
7,765
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
2,141
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 7,765 |  Reviews: 2,208
Photo of Matuhg
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spectru
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark amber, brown, tan head dissipates but leaves a film, slightly lacy; Has a fresh but not strong aroma; Mild carbonation; A pleasant flavor, slightly malty. It's not outstanding but it's good - I'll do it again.

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Photo of M3rk22
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerdanza
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dpotter1991
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured crystal clear amber with a small head. Good caramel malty aroma and taste. Maybe a bit sweet. Not as dry as say SN's this year but still an easy and enjoyable drink. Probably one of my favorite beers from BBC.

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Photo of mooseo
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mrj1172
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A domestic Oktoberfest

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Photo of WDWAoT
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lfeinauer
4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mngermanshepherd
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color. Some carbonation, a little sweeter than expected but not bad.

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Photo of Rojohns22
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mehak
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber color (a bit lighter than a Doppelbock). Smells of malt and grapefruit. The taste is a good balance between malt/bread, grapefruit, and caramel. Medium body, light carbonation. Overall this is a delicious brew and I was pleasantly surprised that the hops were not overpowering for me.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with a best by JAN notched on the label.
1" off white/sand color head decent retention down to 1/4". Clean, crystal clear amber/orange Oktoberfest.
Caramel, a mineral/stony aroma...spicy, earthy hop profile.
Rich malty flavor...caramel, brown sugar, bread. Some chewy flavors here and a subtle hop spice. Very nice.
Medium body, clean finish, carbonation is just right to style...not quite dry but never cloying either. A pleasure to drink.
Real good American Oktoberfest.

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Photo of gspirit
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jripley97
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsquared59
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sullymsu
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGRonly1
1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

bitter not pleasant and disappointing overall

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brownish amber. Rising bubbles, slow and few. Foamy finger and a half, lingering willowy.
Crisp caramel malt in abundance.
Well balanced and easy drinking.

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Photo of kevin3046
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark amber with head that eventually disappears. Good lacing that also disappeared during drinking. Decent smell. Watery and fizzy mouthfeel. Tastes of toasted malts and caramel. Mildly hopped. Ok beer but not the best that Sam Adams has to offer. Points taken off for the overly fizzy and watery mouthfeel.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,765 ratings