Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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7,467 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
7,467
Reviews:
2,147
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
1,957
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jakey2005
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I generally enjoy Sam's version of an Oktoberfest. Nice copper color, malty and slightly roasty taste. I find it interesting the number of commentators on here that find it necessary to dislike this beer because it is produced by Sam. I brew my own Oktoberfest, lived in Germany, been to the real Oktoberfest in Munich, and still enjoy this offering from Sam. Not my hands down favorite. I reserve that for Ayinger. But Sam has won multiple awards for this beer and I think they were well deserved.

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Photo of zero_signal
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of PatM
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Chrash16
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of dwtyler
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of whatsgoody
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of henrichsj
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful burnt-orange color, half-an-inch of creamy head

S - Not much on the smell . . .

T - Malty, caramel, very smooth; Little carbonation and not very bitter or hoppy at all

M - Smooth, creamy, and very drinkable!

O - This is a Fall staple for me. Almost always a six-pack in my fridge in the fall and winter months. Most places around here (IA) have it on tap too, so it's a good one to get used to. May be a little too early for it's tastes (late-August) but couldn't resist once I saw it in the liquor store. One of my all-time favorites.

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Photo of DeFaz
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams sets the bar high, and maybe my expectations are just a bit too high for this brew. It has plenty of malt flavor, and the malt provides sweetness that is only half checked by the hop bitterness that comes in later. Typical autumn flavors of caramel, toffee, and maybe pumpkin as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some astringency biting the tongue. Overall, I like the fact that it is easily available, but with Great Lakes Oktoberfest hitting the shelves this week, I'm going to have to go with that one instead this season.

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Photo of Trent
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of IronTom
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jmbs
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cvalleskey
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of dcollinsOX
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BojanglesO7
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Nitty703
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of hemorhoidzz
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of JohnnyK
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Hesperus
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A clear, dark copper body with one finger of somewhat lasting head that dissipated into a thin layer of foam. Decent lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt, caramel, roasty.

Taste: Follows nose very closely, roasty, malty, caramel. Next to no hops present, but far from being overly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy, yet very drinkable. This beer has moderate carbonation and no alcohol detectable on the palate.

Overall: There's nothing that I can say bad about this beer, yet not a whole lot that I am overwhelmed by. This is a highly drinkable, enjoyable beer that warrants multiples at a party or other get together. There is some amount of excitement surrounding this beer's release every year that can only be justified by it being the most readily available yet tasty example of this style.

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Photo of one4thegutter
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of nodder
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of 52P48
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Tywilly132
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,467 ratings.
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