Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
good
7,474 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:
7,474
Reviews:
2,147
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
1,963
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 7,474 |  Reviews: 2,147
Photo of SomethingClever
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of merckwm
4.63/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

The stuff we're getting out of the Boston Brewery this year is far better than what I've had in the past.

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Photo of Bartleby91
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice and easy drinking oktoberfest that is better than I remember.
The appearance is a nice amber color with some carbonation bubbling up.
The aroma is sweet and nutty caramel malt.
The tastes follow with the caramel maltiness being predominant.
The palate is light with some lingering sweetness.
Overall a decent oktoberfest that I could have a couple of.

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Photo of ClarkWoods555
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer. I love everything about it. My only negative is that it's a seasonal beer and I have to wait a long time to enjoy it again.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alphakitty
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjgpy3
2.76/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dannycohen62
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Peaches13
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: dark amber reddish, small tan foam, lacing
Aroma:not a lot, hint of grains
Taste: low bitterness, some tartness
Mouth feel: lively carbonation, some tartness
Overall: very good marzen, ok to repeat but not look for
Drank: 9/16/2016 1:15 PM

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Photo of Mikexw
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This very nice Oktoberfest pours a nice
orangish amber with a nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring,
nice pool, and light lacing. Nose of breaded malts, caramel, and subtle hops---
all the usual suspects. Flavors follow the nose but they are darn nice with breaded malts
and bread crust with caramel malts and mild zesty hops that mirror the German
counterparts. Nice mouth feel, quenching, moderate to light carbonation and a
sweet malt finish with a touch of zesty hops. Nothing to hate here, in fact it is as
good if not better (this year at least) as many others I have tried.

Cheers

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

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

Photo of rangerred
2.86/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NeutralOverlookHotel
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sexmortus
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I quite enjoyed this beer. Sure, I'm not a beer snob to a great extent and this was my first oktoberfest beer, but god damn was it good. Smooth, tasty with bitterness and the hang of spice at the end. It was very enjoyable.

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Photo of Paoloboston
2.44/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jasadewi
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Transparent dark orange, almost amber color.
S: Smells malty and of graham crackers.
T: Balanced maltiness with slight bread and pumpkin notes.
M: Medium bodied.
O: Solid Oktoberfest lager from Sam Adams. Certainly worth a try in the fall.

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Photo of david_kruggel
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kkarimi
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,474 ratings.
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