Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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7,477 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:
7,477
Reviews:
2,148
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
1,967
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 7,477 |  Reviews: 2,148
Photo of Czequershuus
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a a reddish brown with a solid head. The aroma starts with a zing of earth fresh hops, some caramel, and toffee. The flavor is fairly sweet with little of zingy hops from the aroma, graham cracker, and lots of caramel. The mouthfeel is somewhat full, rich, and foamy. Overall this is a middle of the road octoberfest, overly sweet and caramelly, but still drinkable.

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Photo of 98green
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Usernames
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light, clear auburn with a small khaki head that goes away in a hurry. Limited, tiny bubbles. Smell is very, very minimal. There's a touch of malt, though. Taste is better, but seems like a pretty generic malt bill with only a dash of hop bitterness to balance it out. Full feel in the mouth. I feel like I've enjoyed this beer more in the past, but I was not impressed with this bottle serving into a shaker pint.

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Photo of CrimeDog
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of utopify
4.69/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I know this is a big commercial beer and in about every store you'd find coca-cola, but after tasting a gambit of Oktoberfest Marzen brews over the last couple of weeks, not one of them hits every portion of the flavor spectrum like this one. Such a deep nutty malt flavor....as you drag it past your teeth to create a full and creamy flavor spectrum on your tongue. It is my favorite Marzen - well done guys.

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Photo of yancot
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seansean95
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of daveyg223
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Don't underestimate this "commercial beer". Bottle poured into pub glass. This beer must be consumed at slightly cooler than room temperature to really appreciate the big malt complexity it has to offer. At fridge temperature, the flavor and body get drowned out.
Color is a beautiful autumn amber. Big malt flavors of sweet honey, toasted caramel, copper (yes the metal). Smooth finish.
Full body, high carbonation.

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

Photo of madelf66
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark ambere with a tan head that rings out around the edges. Malty, sticky with honey smelly with grass and oat, farm-like aroma. Tastes fall in line with the smell. Good balance finishes a little on the dry, bitter side. Pretty decent Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treycotton
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobert84
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 12ozfan
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holderness
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L -- dark amber, well filtered, foamy tan head with moderate lacing
S -- malt, honey, grapes, oats
T -- malt, toffee, toasted walnuts, cinammon, hint of bourbon
F -- nice and full

79/100

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taters21
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tanubis34
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,477 ratings.
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