Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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7,466 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:
7,466
Reviews:
2,147
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
1,957
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 7,466 |  Reviews: 2,147
Photo of GregSemenza
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zrroot
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LukeB
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emprox
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADicerni
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A. Ruby brown and very clear. A nice off white head lasting a few minutes with very little lacing.
S. Sweet malt aroma.
T. Malt flavour of toffee perhaps and light carbonation. Very little hops that I can tell, maybe only a slight bitterness in the finish.
M. Light and crisp considering the high malt taste.
O. An enjoyable brew overall if you like a more malty less hoppy bear. My personal preference is an IPA but I don't mind this beer at all. Nice for a change.

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Photo of rbarrett86
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelD3
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a a reddish brown with a solid head. The aroma starts with a zing of earth fresh hops, some caramel, and toffee. The flavor is fairly sweet with little of zingy hops from the aroma, graham cracker, and lots of caramel. The mouthfeel is somewhat full, rich, and foamy. Overall this is a middle of the road octoberfest, overly sweet and caramelly, but still drinkable.

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Photo of 98green
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Usernames
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light, clear auburn with a small khaki head that goes away in a hurry. Limited, tiny bubbles. Smell is very, very minimal. There's a touch of malt, though. Taste is better, but seems like a pretty generic malt bill with only a dash of hop bitterness to balance it out. Full feel in the mouth. I feel like I've enjoyed this beer more in the past, but I was not impressed with this bottle serving into a shaker pint.

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Photo of CrimeDog
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of utopify
4.69/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I know this is a big commercial beer and in about every store you'd find coca-cola, but after tasting a gambit of Oktoberfest Marzen brews over the last couple of weeks, not one of them hits every portion of the flavor spectrum like this one. Such a deep nutty malt flavor....as you drag it past your teeth to create a full and creamy flavor spectrum on your tongue. It is my favorite Marzen - well done guys.

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Photo of yancot
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seansean95
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,466 ratings.
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