Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

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

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Ratings: 7,548 |  Reviews: 2,163
Photo of MADhombrewer
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a guinness glass.

Appearance- Dark copper/golden color with an off white head. Good lacing. 4/5

Smell- Nutmeg, caramel. These beers are hard to decipher some of the different spices in them. I hope to change that as I drink more of these this year. 4/5

Taste- Sweet caramel and some nutmeg. Again, there are spices in here that I can't put my finger on. Is that a bit of cinnamon? There is a creaminess in here as well. Maybe a hint of pumpkin or is that just in my head? 4/5

Mouth feel- The mouth feel starts out thin then gets a little creamy and ends thin again. 4/5

Overall- I am really going to dive into these beers this year. The best one that I have had, and the one beer that opened my eyes to this style was St. Arnold's Divine #9. Also MS treat was very good as well. This one is a little pedestrian in comparison, but good non the less. 4/5

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Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear amber with brown murky undertones. Subtle glow and nice cloudy foaming white head.

Smell: Deeply roasted malts. Chestnut and nutmeg. Earthy and noble hops. A light spiciness accompanied by leaf and dark fruit.

Taste: Doughy toasted biscuit Spicy herbals. Light mint and grain. Dry

Mouthfeel: Medium chewy. Malty. Dry.

Overall: Not a big fan of this style but I find this beer to be pleasant and exceptionally drinkable.

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Photo of smurphy493
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MustyDusty
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rumrunner
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle.

I found this beer to be uninspired. It is a well made beer but just a notch over average.

It has a nice copper appearance. Small head with no lacing. The head dissipates almost immeadiatly. I swirled this beer alot to get the scents out. Very weak. Sweet malts and some fruit. An unpleasant sour scent at the end.

The flavors are many but only the malt really stands out. It is a medium sweet caramel flavor that is prominent. Some hops but not any bite to them. There is some mild fruit offerings and a green grape taste at the end. The aftertaste lingers too long as well.

It drinks pretty easy. Goes down smooth. Nothing extra special. Not too dense. Medium bodied. I want to try some other Octoberfest beers and see the difference.

I think this company has some excellent product. I just do not find anything really unique about this beer. A notch above average.

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Photo of JimKal
4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Cory_Brown
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Cobratrooper
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sam Adams Octoberfest is always a solid staple. Lots of other craft Octoberfest change each year/ batch to batch. I feel that this one is always pretty much the same. I use it as a yearly measuring stick by which to compare this years crop of Octoberfest brews.

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Photo of TheBirdSanc
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Appearance: Amber. Nice head at first.
Smell: Malty and bready.
Taste: Malty.

It's a decent Oktoberfest. Malt is the driving force here. It's drinkable and enjoyable, and I'll still get it again next year. However, it's certainly not the gold standard.

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Photo of Paul_Apsley
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of BlueShepard19
2.76/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of KyleSweetsema
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.2% out of 100 with 7,548 ratings
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