Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a great octoberfest. looks pretty standard, autumn orange color with a lacey off white head that lasts awhile. smells like big german caramel malts and bready yeast. flavor is complex and not nearly as sweet as so many octoberfests are. i pick up so many fall flavors in this, like pumpkins, squash, and brown sugar, but that may just be a product of the season. mouthfeel is right on for the style, its lighter in body but not thin, just really drinkable. carbonation is pretty relaxed in this. its one of those beers that demands a huge glass. letting a one liter draft get a little warm as it drinks is how i always wish i was having it.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours with a bubbly, beige head that disappears rather quickly. The head leaves some slight lacing around the glass, but not much, and it doesn't stick around either.

The color of this fall brew is a rich copper.

For a nose, there is a deep smell of the roasted malts. I also get a hint of caramel.

Taste echoes the nose. This beer is very heavy on the malt flavors, but there is also decent balance of hoppy bitterness at the end of the taste.

This is a very smooth beer. Octoberfest has a light carbonation, and goes down easy. This is one seasonal that you can drink multiple pints and not get sick of it, or be overpowered by gimmicky seasonal flavoring.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Samuel Adam's pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear brown/amber color, with a light tan two-finger head that disappears rather quickly, leaving trace amounts of spotting.

Smell: Smells like pumpkins/pumpkin spice, yeasty, and very malty.

Taste: A definitely high amount of malts hits, with a backbone of pumpkin-like flavor. This is quite a malty brew, and quite delicious.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and body, I can drink a bunch of these in one sitting no problem.

Overall: A very nice brew that definitely reminds me of the fall.

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