Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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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:
7,489
Reviews:
2,149
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
1,980
For Trade:
0
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Photo of slipperysoup
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a light caramel color with a large orangeish head. The head is thick, dissipates quickly, with only a little bit of lace.

Smell: Smells sweet and a bit roasted. All kinds of malts.

Taste: Starts with a slightly sweet flavor, ending with hints of caramel. Again, all kinds of malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, balanced carbonation.

Drinkability: A good Octoberfest beer and, once again, a solid effort from Sam Adams. This is my go-to O-fest beer.

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Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobDB
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of herrburgess
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darcange
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Octoberfest Brewed by Boston Beer Company with an ABV of 5.3% This brew pours out a light brown color with a small white head. The smell is rich with grains and some sweetness. There is not much to the smell of this brew. The taste is smooth and rich with spices. This brew has a nice balance to it, there is nothing over powering . The mouthfeel is nice and pleasent and crisp. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out of 5. Samuel Adams Octoberfest was better than what I expecting. I would get this brew again.

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Photo of jim_carignan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Apellonious
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz from a mix 12 pack poured into a Guinness pint glass.

A - Pours a clear amber with orange highlights. Half finger head that dissapates quickly.

S - Bready malts.

T - The ol standby O'fest. Bready, malty, a touch of vanilla sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is light, a touch watery, Carbonation is medium.

O - A good straight forward octoberfest.

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Photo of CarolinaKev
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Traquairlover
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle poured into a nonic.

A = Dark orange liquid with good clarity, small red-orange head. On the dark edge of the spectrum for the style.

S = Smells of sweet syrups, some wet hay from the hops.

T = Well balanced but a little heavy, nice steady bitterness throughout with a bready, doughy taste as the primary flavor, some small amount of butter, too.

M = Medium body, fair mouthcoating, carbonation on the light side.

D = This goes down easily enough, but it is a little cloying by the end of the glass. I don't really want more than one at sitting.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of moodyxc9
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTbrew32
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance- dark copper/amber in color. Pours a tan two inch head that has a pillowy/foamy texture to it.

aroma- Pretty high on the herbal/spice hops and some sweet caramel malts.

taste- Toasty/bready malts at first followed by a snap of spicy hop bitterness. Caramel malts are prevalent throughout.

feel- medium bodied, medium/high carbonation, clean, and easy to drink.

overall- very nice oktoberfest style beer that strikes a good balance balance between sweetness and bitterness.

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Photo of EvanWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of A-Sox
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of sjrodriguez
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Johncnh
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of chilidog
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I thought this to be a good festive seasonal brew. Im not aware of years past and changes. I enjoyed this years as its appearance was outstanding. Good dark copper/orange color, off-white head with thick ring-like lace.Classic look! Taste was smooth, malty & carmal.The abv is kicked up alittle, but not in the taste or smell.It had a very autumn character. Just as I expected.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 7,489 ratings.
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