Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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7,478 Ratings
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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:
7,478
Reviews:
2,148
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
1,971
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of THoffner
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ElCommodoro
4.8/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is not only the best Marzen I've ever had, but one of the best beers I've had as well. It's biscuity, got some sweet booziness to it, and plenty of malty goodness, but it's as easy to chug down all night as it is to sip slowly. It's also got barely enough hops to balance out the flavour, which I think is great for the style. It's only problems is that maybe it's a little too sweet and sticky and got a little bit of a weird aftertaste. But everything else about it is really great for the price.

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Photo of jrutigs
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice brown/orange color with a decent caramel head. Smells of sweet sticky goodness with malt and little pumpkin flavors mixed in. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, pumpkin, malty blend. The finish is very smooth and easy, very pleasant mix of flavors and easy sipping beer. Great beer to kick off fall season.

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Photo of elmocoso
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2003 Bottle

Pre-October.

Coppery color with a huge billowy head on pour. head soon forgotten. Slight collar with lacy blanket left behind.

Rich maltyness in the mouth and nose and a slight metallic and watery taste and mouthfeel.

The taste is all malt in the front - good - with a subtle bitterness lingering well into the aftertaste.

Not a bad beer. Not great but not bad. I'm sure could drink quite a few in the right situation.

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Photo of deejaydan
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours the usual amber color, slight head retention. Smell is funky old beer smell. Taste follows that, but with a hop bite. I thought fest beers were supposed to be malty, not hoppy. It seems like they left out the malt flavors here. It's not bad overall, just not very good.

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Photo of fank2788
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a pint glass, nice red/amber color very clear with a thin head that disappears quickly and leaves no lacing
S - actually I don't smell much, slight malty smell I guess
T - Solid taste, nothing overpowering but at the same time it isn't weak either. Rounded maltiness not bitter at all, a little sweet.
M - I like octoberfest beers because you get ale like taste with the smooth qualities of a lager this one delivers in this category.
D - Very drinkable beer as I proved October 27, 2004 a night red sox fans will never forget. It isn't the autumn until I've had a Sam Adams octoberfest

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Photo of zoolzoo
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a muddy brown, amber hues.Two finger off white head.

S: A bit blank...toasted malt, touch of spice. Faint nuttiness.

T: Nutty malt accented by spice. Mid palate is sweet caramel, rolling into a sour mash type of finish. One of the spicier Oktoberfest beers. Lots of breadiness, not as clean or crisp as some examples. Still, good.

M: Medium body, high carbonation.

O: Still a good beer after all this time (and after trying so many other examples of the style). Easily accessible too, which counts for more than a little something.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

A nice amber with decent head and retention. Malty and slightly sweet in taste and smell.

Medium body. Good stuff.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 7,478 ratings.
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