Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
good
7,487 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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
Ratings:
7,487
Reviews:
2,149
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
1,979
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of dowen17
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark orange with a small cream colored head with decent retention and great lacing.

On the nose is wheat, sweet malts, some spice and hints of pumpkin.

Tastes of wheat and some malt. Nothing much going on here really.

Very carbonated. Really bites the tongue. Watery.

This is a decent beer. Very session-able. Would drink again but nothing to seek out obviously.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ISmith87
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm someone who gets livid with when people describe a beer to me as smooth or when people ask for a beer that's "smooth". Usually I point them towards the bud light and do everything short of flipping them off.

A - 3.75 - burnt orange color basically no head.

S - 2.50 - nothing. A little bit of alcohol and corn.

T - 3.0 - caramel, pumpkin, straw, corn. Very light, basically no flavor.

M - 3.25 - high carbonation, no bitterness, plain sweetness, no aftertaste

O - 3.25 - pretty basic no flavor even for an October fest.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of lic217
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: SMALL head, nice lacing, orange/red very clear
Smell: bread and caramel
Taste: Same as smell, plus a little Spicey, ends with sweetness
Feel: very drinkable
Overall: I can drink it but not a big fan

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3.12/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Jakey2005
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I generally enjoy Sam's version of an Oktoberfest. Nice copper color, malty and slightly roasty taste. I find it interesting the number of commentators on here that find it necessary to dislike this beer because it is produced by Sam. I brew my own Oktoberfest, lived in Germany, been to the real Oktoberfest in Munich, and still enjoy this offering from Sam. Not my hands down favorite. I reserve that for Ayinger. But Sam has won multiple awards for this beer and I think they were well deserved.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 7,487 ratings.
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