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Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
3.67/5
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7,657 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:
#32,748
Reviews:
2,191
Ratings:
7,657
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
2,079
Trade:
0
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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%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
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%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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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 7,657 ratings
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