Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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3.67/5
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7,713 Ratings
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,450
Reviews:
2,195
Ratings:
7,713
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
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144
Gots:
2,119
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Ratings: 7,713 |  Reviews: 2,195
Photo of DJMonroe
4/5  rDev +9%

Yeah, yeah, I know: "Sam Adams isn't even a craft brewery, anymore! They're too COMMERCIAL! They just crank out any old thing and slap a label on it!" TRANSLATION: "They're not the new hot thing." Stipulated. And most "serious craft beer fans" would rather give up a body part than be caught actually LIKING something like this Octoberfest. But, as I'm too old and cranky to give a shit about what anyone else thinks, here it is: Sam Adams Octoberfest is a really FINE example of this style. It's got that hallmark Marzen heartiness, great caramel and citrus notes, and subtle but nicely resiny hops. It, like all great Octoberfest beers, is amazingly easy to drink...which is probably why the roving packs of wet-nosed craft geeks don't like it. But if you're a mature, thoughtful beer connoisseur, you'll like this a LOT. Walk right past the craft "experts" and pick this up for a taste of how a great American brewery does German.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Solid contribution to octobefest for those who don't like pumpkin!

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Exceptional Oktoberfest style beer. definitely one of my favorites

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,713 ratings