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Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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3.67/5
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7,656 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,745
Reviews:
2,191
Ratings:
7,656
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
2,079
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,656 |  Reviews: 2,191
Photo of Caveworm
4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head is three fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a deep amber body.

Smells like traditional caramelized marzen malts, but also with a touch of pretzel dough malts. Both balanced by light hop notes.

I taste a slightly sweet version of the smell, as expected with the malts. Quite a clean finish for a richer brew.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll go ahead and rate Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
with a 4.5

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Photo of wafers
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: dark amber like most american marzen it is on the darker side
S: malty, with a light roast not much hop
T: Slight sweet upfront Bread like or cracker malty middle with a roasted malt finish.
F: medium to full
O: A good standard for american Marzens with a heavier roast but not as nuanced and balanced as some of the german originals. This was enjoyable for a fall beer have some every year.

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Photo of samciatu
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CiscoBR
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer lacks deffinition. It is pleasing overall but not outstanding. The color is somewhat related for an octoberfest beer but I wouldn´t buy a 2nd six pack. Pair this brew with some havarti for an extraordinary marriage that lingers well into next drink and bite.

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Photo of ale_addin
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rboudreaux85
4.54/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ramseye4
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice easy drinking beer for lat summer/early fall. What it lacks in complexity it makes up with a clean finish and beautiful amber color. It doesn’t conjure up memories of German Oktoberfests I’ve had, but it stands on its own as a decent beer.

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Photo of DOSchlueter
2.41/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BobW696
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RikMack
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coltron23
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atomicnemesis
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesGrove
3.01/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of jkn09
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottyB515
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detgfrsh
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle marked best by January. Pours a dark orange color with only a small amount of head. Smells sweet and malty with a hint of grass. Medium feel, a little short on carbonation. Tastes of sweet malt with some floral hops. Crisp. Ok, but a little too sweet and not enough body.

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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

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,656 ratings
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