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Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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3.67/5
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7,634 Ratings
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,347
Reviews:
2,187
Ratings:
7,634
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,069
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,634 |  Reviews: 2,187
Photo of joedvegas
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Really cool dark orange-ish brown in color, light brown head dissipated quickly. Hints of maple, orange and allspice on the nose, fragrance not strong. Taste was okay to good, with flavors of maple, caramel and pomegranate. Slight malty finish. Good beer but doesn't do a lot for me.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber Oktoberfest look to this beer with a quickly receeding head from tap at Miller's Alehouse. To me this has a nice scent and flavor. It it's of light caramel malt with some toastiness, not bad but nothing exciting. Also needs more carbonation in my opinion.

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Photo of GlennWB
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirFolmarv
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stout_Scout
4.94/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jkblr
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle bb January 2018 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 5.3% ABV 16 IBU. The beer pours bright dark copper in color with light tan head. The head fades to a ring and skim coating. The aroma is big caramel and toasted malt. Maybe the most fragrant of any Oktoberfest I've tried this year. The taste follows with sweet toasted caramel from front to back. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and undry. It's hard to distinguish between the body and any off flavor or defects. Overall, ok. It's not traditional German and it's even too sweet to be traditional American style.

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Photo of Jack_H_91
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thampel09
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2017-09-13 in Warrenville, IL on tap at Buffalo Wild Wings

mild bread and caramel aroma. These are significantly more evident in the taste. Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. On the crisp side with little bitterness. Some residual sweetness. A pleasant brew.

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Photo of EMH73
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, medium amber with a one inch fluffy white head that left ample lacing. Smell is mild with sweet malt and caramel notes. Taste is overly sweet in my opinion-sweet malts, brown sugar, caramel and bread. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, lightly creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of brewnme
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark copper color and medium malt aroma. Fair head. Nice Marzen Tastes good and easy drinking. Nutty flavor. I like it and will be revisiting this one. 12 ounce bottle Exp. 1/18 Tumbler glass.

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Photo of Bjohn789
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FHayes
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krusader
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dper
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alan_Bats
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- nice dark amber. Not a good cling
S- malt sweetness is up front. A little alcohol comes through.
T- fantastic malt flavor. A great showpiece of the sweet taste complex malt character can adopt. However the sweetness gets away a bit. Slightly to sweet, perhaps in need of slight toasty character
O- octoberfests are all about the malt. That's the whole idea. This one has a complex malt flavor that just needs a little more to tame the sweetness. Great beer overall.

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

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.98/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a clear glass. Very dark, yet clear amber tone, moderate carbonation and thick head.

Copper is the most notable smell, with also caramel, brown sugar, pumpkin, and other floral hints.

Tastes woody, quite malty with a mixture of caramel, brown sugar, mild bread crusts, and other floral notes, whereas the hops are quite subtle yet balanced to the mixture of sweetness. Feels creamy smooth.

Very great beer. Enjoyed this many times in my early days of college.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,634 ratings
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