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:
7,485
Reviews:
2,149
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
1,976
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mscudder
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served into a mug.

A - A crystal-like rubyhue with a thin ivory head. Below average retention and lacing.

S - Strong toasted malts, light spices and grain. Nothing here to love.

T - Malts, sugar, light spices and a bit of juiciness. The taste is acceptable, but nothing makes me want to rush out and grab another.

M - Well carbonation with a nice medium body. Best part of the beer.

O - It is far from awful, yet there are just too many Marzen's that are way better. I remember loving this beer in my under-aged youth. Time has elapsed and my palette now says otherwise.

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Photo of mattymatt
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of sludgy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Buck6196
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of johunnic
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hoofbite84
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of THEGENERALISMO
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of malrcan121
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of JohnFatAss
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of NIURicky
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of HeyJim
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of J2L
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CarolinaKev
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MrBoh
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear red-brown with one-and-a-half finger, white, creamy head that lasted a couple minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Caramel malt, bread, mild.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Toasty malt. Mild flavor.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: There's nothing wrong with this beer, but the aroma and taste are mild and uninteresting. Not bad though.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Vigilante
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint Glass

A: Copper color with 1 finger foamy head which dissipates quickly leaving light lacing.

S: A faint smell of malt. Not much aroma at all.

T : Malt with nutty tones and a sweet aftertaste of Caramel.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly dry finish. Mouthfeel was a little too watery for my taste.

O: This beer is not bad but it is not great either. The weak aroma and watery mouthfeel was a really big turn off for me. I would still take this over an adjunct American lager and day of the week.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bbadger
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 7,485 ratings.
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