Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
49.1%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 7,544 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:
#31,321
Reviews:
2,163
Ratings:
7,544
Liked:
3,707
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,011
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,544 |  Reviews: 2,163
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bills453
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. 2 finger off white head died off very quickly. Color is an enticing red/orange, just how you would picture a fall leaf.

Smell - no particular smell really pops out at me. Smell alcohol, some earthy smells. Grass, dirt...haha.

Taste - really not that impressed. I enjoyed Great Lakes and Yuenglings offerings far better.

Mouthfeel - a bit watery.

Overall - a pretty average Sam Adams offering as well as a pretty average Octoberfest offering.

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Photo of cackalacky
4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of duckrebel
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Clear darker amber in color with an off white head, head was about one finger and faded quickly leaving a thin residue on the top.

Smell: Fruity, nutty, with malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied and smooth. Bitter taste up front, but no offensive. Nutty notes, with some mild sweetness too. definately some wheat too.

Overall: Not a bad Oktoberfest brew. Not the best I have had, but still it is good.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich amber color and the little head is gone extremely quickly. An almost sickly sweet smell strong on malt. Taste is much spicier than the smell would lead on. Not bad, but with spices and sweetness, it is not the best Oktoberfest out there, even by American breweries. Very drinkable and nothing bad about it, but not great either.

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.1% out of 100 with 7,544 ratings
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