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:
7,465
Reviews:
2,147
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
1,956
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0
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Photo of MiScusi
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2007 bottle. Enjoy before Feb of 2008.

Pours a slightly darker color than traditional German. The taste has a little more of a bite... I'm not sure if it's more of a toasty malt or if it's mostly due to a little higher carbonation. I think it's a combo of both. A nice tasty take on the oktoberfest style, though maybe suffers in drinkability a bit over some of the standards like Ayinger, Spaten, Hacker-Pschorr.

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09-30-2006
overall: 3.9
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tall spaten oktoberfest glass.

A beautiful crystal clear dark burnt orange with very small and easily dissipating off white head. Aroma is a little toasty. The taste is pretty bready, hops don't contribute much. This is very smooth and easy to go down. Bitterness if pretty low. Body is on the lighter side of medium but the carbonation seems perfect.
[ serving type: bottle ]

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of redsoxjim
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The best of the Sam Adams seasonals. Perfect weight and fullness for a fall beer. Even my German friend likes this beer

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- amber color, clear

Smell- sweet, malty

Taste- malty

Mouthfeel- smooth, medium bodied

Drinkability- It was pretty good. Sam Adams usually does pretty good. Good beer for parties and getting together with lots of people and such, I would drink it again.

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Photo of aufie
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mweso2000
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of EigenBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Marvicsin
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking a few 12 ounce bottles from a Samuel Adams Harvest Collection12 pack:

Pours a highly carbonated, amber orange with a thick tan head. Smell is considerably sweeter than other marzens I've tried yet.. Taste starts off toasty and twists into bitterness. Pretty smooth and creamy feel, more like a pastry than a bread. Finishes quick, drinkability is definitely high. A unique example of the style, IMO.

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Photo of mbs11
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mcdsports
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssgunbond
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of tmryan21
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Nice amber color with a white head. A really nice looking beer.

Smell: Toffee, bread, malt, and caramel. Nothing overpowering here.

Taste: Just the smell. Nutmeg, caramel, and malt come though.

Feel: Lighter bodied and good carbonation. Goes down extremely easy.

Overall: A timeless classic for the fall. I always make sure I have a few of these each year.

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Photo of StevieW
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Nice glowing orange color. Medium, full, bubbly biege head. Creamy and foamy. A good looking beer in the glass. Moderately sweet smells, hints of toasted bread smell. Taste is mushy, carmel malt, toast, and more hints of sweet carmel. Decent sweetness, but flavors were mushy. Feel was a bit watery. Flavors feel apart. I used to be impressed by this beer, but I think I have outgrown it. Still better than average. Overall flavors were muddled.

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Photo of brheuer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of maddogruss
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 ounce bottle of this into a glass mug.

A: Pours an orange-amber body with a small, off-white head. Poor retention with minimal lacing to follow until the finish.

S: A nice, sweet malty smell was evident. Smelled like a good Oktoberfest.

T: A nice, sweet malty taste. Hints of honey were also evident. A slightly bittersweet aftertaste, but that did well as a balancer for the malts and the honey.

M: A little on the thin side, but still pretty solid and silky.

D: Definitely a drinkable beer. Easy-going and smooth. Good taste and good mouthfeel make it a solid session beer.

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Photo of AlexM
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JayKay412
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Theniz
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JGlitz87
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of puck1225
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good Octoberfest beer. On draft, poured a pleasing clear orangish gold color, nice head and lacing. Malty and slightly sweet, a classic Octoberfest flavor. A bit of fruit. I will buy it again.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,465 ratings.
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