Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince's wedding with a special beer and 16-day party. Our version of this classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor of caramel, creating a brew that's perfect for the season, or whatever you're celebrating. Smooth with a roasty sweetness, and light hop character.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
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#31,878
Reviews:
2,222
Ratings:
7,853
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThaPrivateer
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dschwartz13
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tweezerjam
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Similar to the Boston lager without all the hoppiness. But its still a fantastic beer, especially if you like a malty lager.

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Photo of sbruno1025
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark orange into a frozen glass. Deep sweet malt with good carbonation. Some bread notes as well. Pretty good overall.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kreg02
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ealvara
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lost_sailor
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wernerco
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollDamnTide
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NRajtarski
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Label is notched for a best buy date of February, 2019.
Clear, pale amber colored body. Quick pour brought out a two finger head of off white foam. This settles to thin cap and ring. Leaves behind irregular spots of lacing on the drinking side of the glass.
Subtle aroma of lightly roasted malts. A little toasty.
Rather bold taste of lightly roasted malts, that go to caramel. Some spicy hops. Slightly metallic. A little bitter in the after taste.
Medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
This beer really emphasizes the malts, which are sweet and bold. The label says "Hearty & Smooth Marzen". I would say more hearty than smooth.

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Photo of Low_Hanging_Hops
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes 8/25/12: Pours a clear maple syrup brown producing 1-2 fingers of tan, short-lived, frothy head that leaves little lace. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts with a hint of cereal and dark bread; there is a fruit and floral hint in the background.Taste is toasted caramel malt, thin notes of brown sugar, raisin and roasted nuts followed by a little spicy hop bit and a peppery finish that rolls over into the aftertaste with a little lingering bitterness.

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Photo of TrisBlair
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Eychung
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

It pours a reddess cooper color with a foamy off white. The smell is malts not too strong. The taste is smooth malts flavor again not to strong. Overall a good drink for the fall.

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Photo of Iphilo4life
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! Truly perfect for the fall season.

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

Photo of Unclevince
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sauced4life
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 257BEE
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty and full flavored, not to heavy, you can actually enjoy 3-4 of these without feeling crazy full.

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Photo of desertdude000
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,853 ratings