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 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,691 ratings