Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
3.67/5
Good
7,639 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:
#32,511
Reviews:
2,188
Ratings:
7,639
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,070
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,639 |  Reviews: 2,188
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!

 511 characters

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.

 204 characters

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

Photo of one_au
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LucMcD17
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SleepyHorse
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aegelis
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enigmatic brew that touts caramel notes but tastes slightly burnt in a pleasant way. Maybe toasted or roasted would be a better description. Definitely individual character but because of this strength of flavour, I've had my fill after one glass. A unique take, I'd definitely recommend trying Octoberfest to see if it's your thing.

 336 characters

Photo of Skillet
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

nice smooth beer with malty taste and sweet finish....

54 characters

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

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

Good easy to find Octoberfest. I especially enjoy it on tap.

60 characters

Photo of dmckay729
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zopiac
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of OlaB
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear copper color with a medium top off white head that disolves rapidly.Aroma is toasted malts,caramel,coffee and citrus. The taste is off toasted malts,caramel and matured fruits. It is sweet and malty. It finishes off with a slight hoppy bitterness with some notes off coffee in the back.Would like a little more compelxity in the flavours. Mouthfeel is a little watery but smooth. Medium carbonated with a medum body. All in all is a good and drinkable oktoberfestbier, but it lack the the little extra.

 518 characters

Photo of DrinkyMcDrank
2.62/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looking for a solid seasonal octoberfest beer? Keep looking! This beer was just plain disappointing. The ratings I gave it were probably generous. To me personally, this beer tastes extremely similar to Budweiser. Bleh.

 219 characters

Photo of ScottyBongo
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TBDave
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got two bottles of this in the Sam Adams Fall Variety Pack 2017. I really enjoyed it. I’m not too familiar with Oktoberfest beers, but this tastes more like a good lager.

 176 characters

Photo of mikeycibelli
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmokySignals
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,639 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.