Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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:
#33,684
Reviews:
2,194
Ratings:
7,687
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
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140
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2,099
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Photo of Craven
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BearBrewing
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moodenba
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sam Adams octoberfest case of bottles purchased at big discount store October 2017.

Chilled octoberfest poured into a tall glass. Nice looking, amber body and lasting tan head. After having several of these at various temperatures up to 55F, I concluded that the beer lacks a mouth-filling malty body that I'd expect of a fest beer. Flavor was primarily sugary sweet, with inadequate hop character to balance.

I found this beer hard to drink. I ended up mixing in a few ounces of a bitter pale lager into a bottle of this octoberfest. The result cures the hop deficit and also goes a long way to hide the lack of malt body.

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

I always enjoy just about any brew from these guys. This is very smooth and malty. It has a very slight hops flavor so this would be more for the malt lovers. I am one, but now like the hoppy ones as well.

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

Photo of kcrumle18
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TylerGray27
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of austinc94
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of dandy14
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of holder1422
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 94rocker1
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sanitarium16
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcall384
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomTrocc
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ChrisG523
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Freedom4liberty
4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrgabrielrodriguez
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

SA Octoberfest is a safe and quality go to beer during the fall season! Boston beer company does a great job keeping the flavour profile in this beer high!
Pours an inviting, dark amber with a nice head. Smells of malt sweetness and bead. The taste is nice and complex and the finish gathers more malt! Which I always enjoy! Slightly bitter and slight dry at the end as you get ready for the next sip!
Expacant of Sam Adams, those who began here will always come back and know what their going to get; quality!

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Photo of Miggyboy91
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dillinger
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mavdaddy96
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a fantastic beer. My first and favorite Oktoberfest style beer. This beer is also why I couldn't wait for the Fall season because of all the great Oktoberfests. Could not recommend this beer more.

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Photo of Satorn
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | 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 7,687 ratings