Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
3.67/5
7,595 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:
#31,861
Reviews:
2,180
Ratings:
7,595
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,042
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pored into a SA pint glass

This beer pours clear dark orange with a nice off white head. The nose of this beer is somewhat malty but fairly plain and uninspiring, its like a very toned down part of the taste which is the weak part of the beer. The taste of this beer is what you would expect out of an Oktoberfest. Its quite malty. There is a lot of crystal and Munich malt flavors and has a lot of notes of toffee. This is an easy drinking beer with plenty of flavor and a nice feel. This beer would compliment just about anything perfectly. It is my go to Oktoberfest and one of SA's best offerings.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber color with a little lacing. Not as sweet as you would think based on the color. Average tasting Octoberfest but readily available which has to count for something.

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Photo of awaer
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of enoerew
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

- A: Creamy white foam 1"+ lasting ~5 minutes, notable red through light, no lacing.

- S: Fruity, light hoppiness, nuts

- T: Smooth balance, clean aftertaste, cherry, complex maltiness

- M: Light body, minimal carbonation, low acidity

- O: Tasty and beautiful form of a well-known seasonal. Well balanced and alludes to the rich tastes of Autumn.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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

A- Red/orangish with frothy eggy white head poured into goblet. Thick lacing, heavy carb streaming up from engraved bottom.

S- Sweet and light alcohol. Medium (in color) maltiness predominates, a very light, general bitterness.

T- Malty and hoppy bitter upfront with slight brown sugar taste coming in midway and through finish. Very light ale dryness.

M- Medium-body, decent carb. feel, very smooth, just a light mouth coating.

O- Strangely, I really liked this two years ago then didn't at all last year. Now I really enjoyed it again ...

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured out a copper color with a light two finger thick caramel-colored head of frothy foam that clears quickly and leaves minimal lacing.

S: A subdued aroma of toasted bread and biscuit malt base with some caramel. Not a bad smell but very subdued and unimpressive.

T: The flavor is mild like the smell. Plenty of light toasted grains with a slight toffee flavor and a hint of sweetness. There is a mild floral hoppiness on the finish.

M: A medium body mouth feel with a medium amount of smooth carbonation on the tongue.

O: A very drinkable Oktoberfest but also a very forgettable one as well. Mild is the overall theme with the beer so nothing is particularly memorable or especially enjoyable.

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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer pours a deep amber color and is topped with ½” of white colored head that disappears pretty slowly.
Smell: Octoberfest smells of malt and more malt that is just about it, a few spices but not too many.
Taste: Malt is pretty much all I can taste as well I wish there was some more spice notes but none the less it is an ok beer considering.
Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side when it comes to mouthfeel for a colder weather beer but a tasty brew none the less.

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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: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,595 ratings
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