Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
3.67/5
7,603 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#31,939
Reviews:
2,183
Ratings:
7,603
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,048
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,603 |  Reviews: 2,183
Photo of FreeMoney14
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had a keg of this delicious beer at my weeding back in 2015. It may not be the best Oktoberfest but it is still my personal favorite. Great color and smell. The harvest notes really shine through. PROST!!

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

Photo of bigbass420
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gundybears
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bryantan
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber color. Malt,yeast and bread aroma with something like molasses as well. Taste is similar but there is a noticeable hop presence but this beer is clearly dominated by the taste of malt. Leaves a lingering bitter taste but still a very enjoyable beer to celebrate the arrival of fall with

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Photo of mattfred98
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mandpasbury
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good seasonal brew that is widely available. It pours a gorgeous amber color and has a carmel aroma with a hint of nuttiness. This Brew is light on your tongue and is not bitter. I generally drink IPA's buti do like this during the early fall as it goes well with the change of seasons.

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Photo of DavetotheB
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Bottle best by Jan 2018. Sam Adams glass.

A: pours a deep Amber with streams of carbonation capped by a two finger thick frothy sandy head that retains supremely well. Lacing, not so much.

S: caramel sweetness with a faint hint of lager yeast; perhaps even a little hint of maraschino cherry or dried plum. Noticeably sweeter on the nose than the other Marzens I've had in recent weeks.

T: sweet and malty arrival, but not as sweet as the smell. Rich and bready, with a slightly sour toastiness and a little noble hop spiciness right on the end. Finishes a little thin though, with some slickness but not much in terms of lingering flavor.

M: really shines here; hefty feel of a Marzen, but retains the clean feeling of a lager. A little residual slickness is a minor detraction, but willing to overlook that. Carbonation is spot on.

O: this is not the best American Oktoberfestbier I've had, but it's up there. Affordable, widely available, and tastes like it was designed for drink with or after Thanksgiving dinner.

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Photo of Pdurm33
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaddoJay
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of C_Pel
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dyerpunk
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
2.72/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark amber body. Crystal clear. A bit darker than normal for the style but vibrant. One finger foamy, beige head dissipates quickly leaving a constant ring.
the smell is grainy, malty and sweet with a hint of hops that comes off as metallic.
Heavy in body, with moderate carbonation, it does not beg another sip. Heavy, bready malts and an unbearable astringent flavor that finishes and takes over the beer.

I have had this beer many times over the years and it is hit or miss. This is the first time, however, that I can say it is worth picking up again and it will probably affect my fall and winter seasonal pack purchases.

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Photo of Mojopin88
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sheppard
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent amber hue. Smells like brown bread. Lots of caramel and toffee, a little nuttiness. Not much in the form of hops, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's a middle of the road Oktoberfest.

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

Photo of jnorris404
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smb71481
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,603 ratings
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