Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
3.67/5
7,600 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:
#31,887
Reviews:
2,182
Ratings:
7,600
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,045
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,600 |  Reviews: 2,182
Photo of RussBecker1
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a solid copper color with a foamy tan head that recedes to a film. Light lacing on the glass.

The beer smells slightly metallic, and faintly sweet of malts. Some toasted grains on the back end.

Taste is very metallic. The toasty, bready, malty caramel is not as present as much as I would expect. The toasty grain element in the finish at least forgives the metallic-tasting beginning.

Mouthfeel is carbonated, somewhat light bodied.

Overall, a good beer to buy in 12 pack cans for the price. Probably what I call your "average" marzen. Not complicated, a little to metallic, but certainly a good deck beer on the weekend.

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Photo of Powerstroker90
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of prisoner1572
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ChopsMeister
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Sara
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Patrick2012
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent beer for autumn. i wouldnt be super anxious, waiting for this to come out every august through october but it's an average beer. kind of a red amber color but the appearance was my favorite part. go ahead and get a pack or two for your friend's halloween party.

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Photo of Listers
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Monkey007
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of sdonegan
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MAJ3
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of acevenom
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug. Pours clear copper with a biege white head that dissipates at a moderate pace. There are plentiful tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. There's a strong roasted barley malt aroma in the nose. I also detect some mild sweetness and grassy hops. The beer is very bready up front. There is some mild sweetness and the hops bring some balance on the back end. The aftertaste is also pretty malty. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer. I still look forward to this one every year.

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Photo of joshuaoverton1988
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of NateMac13
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingD
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.22/5  rDev +15%
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 -4.6%

Photo of Joeyuwp
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of CellarGimp
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ryanpj
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Sobertso
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ejw127
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,600 ratings
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