Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

Brewed by:
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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Possibly my favorite beer! Although as a seasonal beer, I wish they could be a little more consistent! The first year I tried it (3 or 4 years ago) It was by far my favorite beer, but it hasn't been quite as good the last couple seasons. Still a great beer though!

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Had this beer countless times over the years, but only now finally giving it a proper review. Reviewed from notes from this year's batch (2014). Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear deep copper. Forms a one-finger off-white head with very good retention, and quite a bit of fine bubbles of carbonation. This is awfully pretty.

S: Toasted, rich biscuity malts, a touch of grassy hops, Not a huge nose overall. There's a touch of a metallic aroma here as well.

T: Crisp cracker and biscuit malts primarily, with some herbal and resin hop bitterness behind. A bit of the hop bitterness lingers around after the swallow as the clean lager finish disappears. This is still an enjoyable drink.

M: Medium body...maybe a touch lighter than you might expect. Low alcohol presence and a good amount of carbonation sensation.

O: Is it an old standby? A classic American take on a more classic style? An introduction to craft beer for many? I'm not sure where to put this. Perhaps next to Anchor Bock in an historical sense. It doesn't keep up with the flashy beers around, or the new beers on the block, or even some of the other Octoberfest beers available. But it's solid and drinkable. Higher overall score for its place in the pantheon of craft beer.

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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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