Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,467
Reviews:
2,147
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
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135
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011--Pours a copper amber with a quickly dissipating tan head. Classic Märzen aromas. Toffee and ripe fruit. Mouthfeel is magnificent for the style. Two years ago, Boston Brewing messed with the recipe causing the mouthfeel to to be too scrubbing and biting. Now just the right amount of creamy, which is enhanced by the toffee flavor, yielding to a mild scrubbing. I love how this is a beer to experience rather than just drink or swill. The appearance, aroma, mouthfeel and flavor are all complimentary, creating an inclusive sensory experience and a beer with excellent drinkability. Outside of Spaten, this is the best Oktoberfest I've had.

2012--Pours a clear golden copper with a 1/4", quickly dissipating, caramel-colored head. The nose is characterized by brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, and banana. The mouthfeel is so soft, thick, and wet, with just a hint of carbonation on the back of the tongue. Very, very pleasant. A nearly perfect balance of brown sugar, ripe date, and cinnamon comprise the flavor. There's no overdone, gimmicky pumpkin or cinnamon. It's a very classy Oktoberfest. And, thank God, there is not that usual, off-putting hop presence that is so often prominent in Sam Adams beers. This year is a huge improvement over last year. Thank you Boston Beer Co! Overall: 4.0; up from 3.75 from last year.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,467 ratings.
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