Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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Ratings: 7,549 |  Reviews: 2,163
Photo of MeanJoe
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of u2carew
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Clear body, copper in color. Thin sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Caramel. Toffee. Nutty. Subtle apple notes.
T) Munich malts - caramel, toffee. Nutty. Bready. Hints of tree fruit. Subtle hops in the finish.
M) Fizzy. Medium body. Dry and Chalky in the finish.
O) A well craft Octoberfest. I will always drink one of these.

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Photo of Cosho
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MisterE
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of buffalexander
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of pirkle668
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lordkrystic
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of meaghan2k
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of yamar68
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks pretty in the glass - clear copper gold topped with a half finger of khaki head that laces a dirty glass.

Smells like Fall... amber type malts, faint cinnamon/nutmeg, sweet bread character, dirty caramel, nothing too exciting but true to the style for sure.

Lots of sweet grain on the tongue, bits of that caramel come through, some pale malt - barley notes, pairs nicely with the weather.

Highly drinkable. Honestly I'm not a big marzen fan in general but this is just fine for a beer with lunch on a day like this.

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Photo of ZachBurns
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of vkv822
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
Best By: Feb. 2013

Pours a a clear amber red with a foamy off white head with nice retention.

The aroma is malty upfront, cracker and a slight caramel note. There are some grassy hops and nuts in the finish, though a bit subdued overall.

The taste follows the nose pretty closely, though the flavors are more prominent.

Medium body, medium- foamy carbonation.

A solid and enjoyable Marzen. Something I don't mind having a 6-pack of.

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Photo of MKrauss
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of claytong
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of KCM
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Bigben0328
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of arash1000
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of cwd
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DisasterDave
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had high hopes based on the label that says, "5 roasted malts for a rich hearty flavor...." The flavor was pleasant and had the malt flavor as advertised, but not as hearty as I hoped.

In its favor, not a lingering after taste.

It's a beer I would be glad to drink again, but not one I will be excited to tell my friends about.

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Photo of JoostFricke
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of rayj212
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of brewdude1982
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Blind
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.2% out of 100 with 7,549 ratings
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