Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
49.2%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 7,550 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:
#31,422
Reviews:
2,163
Ratings:
7,550
Liked:
3,711
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,019
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,550 |  Reviews: 2,163
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite beer unfortunately it's only available in the fall

Have only had this beer out of the bottle but would love to try it on tap which I am going to do this coming fall.

This beer is fall in a glass everything you can ask for in a seasonal beer, Well-bodied and a full flavor that leaves you wanting another sip/taste/bottle.

My favorite Sam Adams beer out of the ones I have tried

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.2% out of 100 with 7,550 ratings
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