Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
49.2%
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:
#31,328
Reviews:
2,162
Ratings:
7,544
Liked:
3,708
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,012
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,544 |  Reviews: 2,162
Photo of JamesMN
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a translucent dark orange/amber with a thin light tan head. Doesn't leave much for lacing but the head regenerates nicely.

Aroma: Grainy with a touch of caramel sweetness and a slight roasted quality. Not too much in the nose.

Taste: Grainy with a bit of burnt malt in the background. A tad watery but I expect this Octoberfest is actually closer in abv and consistency to the original version than most american breweries produce. It has a bit of malt complexity but an odd metallic aftertaste distracts me from delving further into the levels of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Good level of carbonation and above average drinkability. Somewhere between light and medium bodied.

Final Thoughts: Not one of Samuel Adams better beers but not bad. It's sort of in that grey area where I am indifferent to it. I could see a first time craft beer drinker really liking this one (once they get past how dark it is compared to their beloved macro-lager). Wouldn't seek it out but not out of place in the autumn sampler pack.

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Photo of RWLawman
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of maplacek
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of Antonius08
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of yankinwis
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of greyghost86
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of heizerbjj
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of ibew443
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of BK2084
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mat_Rampson
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Cnorrisl
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of MattB
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of IrishEyes
4/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of davecavemaster
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JimKal
4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.2% out of 100 with 7,544 ratings
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