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

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#31,161
Reviews:
2,217
Ratings:
7,832
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
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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

Photo of ghasting
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jboadway
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a couple 12oz bottle into chilled stein. Clear amber about an inch of head that doesn’t stay long. Smells toasted malt and spices. Taste toasted malt over powers a bit and leaves it feeling a little heavy apron finish. Overall, for a beer that’s a dollar or less a bottle it’s good and I buy a case every year when I comes out. For an Oktoberfest it’s heavy and lacking in flavor and finish. It might just be me but I swear Sam Adams was better 3 or 4 years ago....

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Photo of draegerjosh
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into tight nonic
(best before March notched on label ... I'm assuming March 2019)

L: clear light copper, definitely darker than gold but only by a shade or two; topped by 1-inch head of beige head; clarity is stunning, clear as water; no major sticking or lacing

S: bread malt, very fruity sweet like an English pale ale; as it warms a bit of caramel

T: lightly toasted malt sweetness, no major hop bite at first; as it warms, the hops start piling on top of each other and give it a building earthy aftertaste; almost a pecan pie flavor ... it's far from molasses or brown sugar but just a shade "darker" than plain white sugar sweetness; at times the malt fully takes over the flavor, washing away that building hop earthiness, and it's again like a sweet bite of pecan pie or even icing from a German chocolate cake ... a maple syrup flavor

F: relatively light and crisp, loads of carbonation, simple with nothing out of bounds

O: fine representation of the style with the malt dominating the aroma and flavor early and the hops building late

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Photo of Justin420
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tonyf315
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ghooul
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Michael3446
4.94/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of crash8per
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Devonking
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matuhg
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spectru
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark amber, brown, tan head dissipates but leaves a film, slightly lacy; Has a fresh but not strong aroma; Mild carbonation; A pleasant flavor, slightly malty. It's not outstanding but it's good - I'll do it again.

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Photo of M3rk22
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerdanza
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dpotter1991
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured crystal clear amber with a small head. Good caramel malty aroma and taste. Maybe a bit sweet. Not as dry as say SN's this year but still an easy and enjoyable drink. Probably one of my favorite beers from BBC.

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

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,832 ratings