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Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
3.67/5
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7,609 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,975
Reviews:
2,184
Ratings:
7,609
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,053
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 7,609 |  Reviews: 2,184
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

I'm surprised at just how uninteresting this beer is. It smells like bread dough from yesterday, and tastes like it too. Just very bland with a metallic aftertaste. Poured from a bottle into a glass. The color and body are okay, but overall this just a step up from your average cornerstone macro, nothing special.

Maybe I just got a bad bottle but I don't see what the big deal is here. I'd try another in case I want to change my review, but I don't really want to spend money on another one of these when Sam Adams makes other brews that I actually like.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -3%

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4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.61/5  rDev -1.6%

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1.93/5  rDev -47.4%
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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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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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3.35/5  rDev -8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,609 ratings
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