Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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Photo of NateMac13
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a reddish/copper color with a 1-inch soapy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving some nice bubbles at the top.

S: Nice rich roasted malts, some hops and a bit of caramel makes up the smell.

T: A lot like the smell, get some roasted malts up front and some caramel sweetness. The back end gives off a yeast or bread type flavor with a little bit of dryness on the aftertaste.

M: light carbonation, medium body and lots of simple flavor that makes this beer very drinkable.

O: Always a fan of Octoberfest, a little early in the release by Sam Adams, but the Summer collection has been getting a little old for me. Very enjoyable beer and I will be getting a lot more!

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Photo of Bdonschill
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Joeyuwp
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of CellarGimp
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ryanpj
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Sobertso
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ejw127
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Joefisherman
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Satan70
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of The_1084
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep copper, almost amber color with a small head roughly 1 finger in width that fades rather quickly, but leaves decent lacing; nice activity of carbonation is present.

S - Rich roasted malts with the presence of yeast and hops.

T - Full flavored malts with a mild aftertaste of yeast and hops.

M - A full bodied beer with medium-heavy carbonation; leaves a dry, sticky feel.

O - Overall, this is an above average octoberfest beer and one that I look forward to drinking each year.

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Photo of Chuck_25
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TheCondor
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was obtained in a seasonal twelve pack from Samuel Adams. While I may not agree with releasing the fall seasonals in early August, it's not my choice to make. That being said, I generally appreciate the Sam Adams seasonal packs, as they come with a good variety of brews and you get two, so you don't have to be a loser drinking alone. Side poured from the bottle into a pint glass with standard vigor.

Appearance - Pours a copper, almost rust color with a small one finger head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves little lacing. Love the packaging, as I do most SA products, but that isn't a scoreable criteria (unfortunately). Carbonation action can be seen inside the brew.

Smell - Big, rich roasted malts, breads, and toast. Plenty of sweetness to go around as well in those malts, almost a syrup or vanilla smell.

Taste - Much like the nose. The malts hit you up front, followed by the hints of sweetness and more malts. Finally there is a definite toast essence as well, which is very refreshing and tasty.

Mouthfeel - Finishes fairly clean, leaves an uber-malty aftertaste, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Easy to drink.

Overall - I like this beer! I have always enjoyed the marzen/oktoberfest styles, and the Sam Adams product I think is a quality product. Not a world-beater, but certainly worth a drink or twelve. Definitely a fun beer to buy a bunch of, sit around an outdoor fire on a brisk night, and hang out.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Alkey
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear amber color with thin layer of suds on top. Aroma has a hint of bread and malt. Taste is a bit thin, very malty with toasted and roasted malts, slight earthy bitterness, and clean finish. Overall a easy to drink and easy to find fall brew to go with your bar food or pizza.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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