Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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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%
 
 
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135
Gots:
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams glass

A: Dark copper, about a two finger head that had great retention throughout the entire time. Very clear as well.

S: Malty, bready, slight hint of caramel.

T: Sweet, very bready and biscuity, caramel, hardly any hop flavor or bitterness.

MF: Smooth, creamy, no alcohol taste, and no bitterness.

O: This is a great Oktoberfest beer and I thought the strong malty flavor was great for this style of beer. I've had other beers of this style but this Sam Adams version has more robust flavor in my opinion. A good beer to have with lightly seasoned meats and poultry.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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

I look forward to this every year. Most of the places I go for beer have way too many IPA. Don't get me wrong I still love IPA but it is very refreshing to have something different. This is one of the best fall beers around. Good starting point for people new to craft beer.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper color with a two finger thick off-white head with low to medium retention.
Light aroma of molasses, vanilla, raisins and roasted malts.
Predominant flavor of caramels with notes of roasted malts, pumpkin, herbal hops and some pine. Hints of peppery yeast and citrus.
Lighter body than expected with good carbonation.
I wasn't really thrilled by this beer. Too much caramel, with a sweetness that is not really counter-balanced by other variables. Not bad though.

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Deep and hearty auburn to Brown color, the head was relatively thick, mounted for some time and stayed atop the beer for several minutes.

The scent is sweet, with sour grains, caramel malts, bran and pecan.

The taste is nicely sweet, not sugary, with a toasty grain and pecan flavor. There is a roasted or kilned taste with malts and toast. The feel is airy and refreshing with a light carbonated ease.

I've had this on draft and in bottle, this review is based on a bottle, and prefer the draft but find this to be a satisfying example of an Oktoberfest.

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