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Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
3.67/5
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7,661 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#32,855
Reviews:
2,192
Ratings:
7,661
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
2,079
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,661 |  Reviews: 2,192
Photo of vainosuomi
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Clear mahogany, creamy light brown head
Smell: weak caramel, lightly toasted malt
Taste: Follows nose. Light and unimposing. Sweet with no discernible hop presence.
Feel: Light body and carbonation. A bit watery

It's okay—not bad but nothing too impressive. It's got the basic flavors of the style but everything just seems underdeveloped.

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Photo of OntheLambic
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of USMC_ATLTrader
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SelkoParamour
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Frank_Castle
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rindir
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ewpass
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper with a smallish head. Basic malt nose. Sweeter caramel malt taste on a medium-light body. Crisp enough to really quaff. Solid!

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Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I dig this one. Caramel smell and taste. A slight metallic taste perhaps but I will usually pick this one in the Fall if I am at a restaurant.

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Photo of omahawk
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice deep copper. Light head. Bready smell. Taste is great and malty - definitely on the carmel side of Oktoberfests. This one has an odd somewhat off-putting spicey note on the backend ... potentially from the hops? This is a well made beer, just wish it was smoother.

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Photo of gardner254
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwarsenal9
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M4CDO
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teslagod6
2.84/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Craven
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BearBrewing
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moodenba
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sam Adams octoberfest case of bottles purchased at big discount store October 2017.

Chilled octoberfest poured into a tall glass. Nice looking, amber body and lasting tan head. After having several of these at various temperatures up to 55F, I concluded that the beer lacks a mouth-filling malty body that I'd expect of a fest beer. Flavor was primarily sugary sweet, with inadequate hop character to balance.

I found this beer hard to drink. I ended up mixing in a few ounces of a bitter pale lager into a bottle of this octoberfest. The result cures the hop deficit and also goes a long way to hide the lack of malt body.

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Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always enjoy just about any brew from these guys. This is very smooth and malty. It has a very slight hops flavor so this would be more for the malt lovers. I am one, but now like the hoppy ones as well.

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Photo of jondoeworks
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kcrumle18
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TylerGray27
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of austinc94
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Diura
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,661 ratings
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