Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,846
Reviews:
2,195
Ratings:
7,718
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
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144
Gots:
2,121
Trade:
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.98/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a clear glass. Very dark, yet clear amber tone, moderate carbonation and thick head.

Copper is the most notable smell, with also caramel, brown sugar, pumpkin, and other floral hints.

Tastes woody, quite malty with a mixture of caramel, brown sugar, mild bread crusts, and other floral notes, whereas the hops are quite subtle yet balanced to the mixture of sweetness. Feels creamy smooth.

Very great beer. Enjoyed this many times in my early days of college.

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Photo of Jorgenavarro19822
4.97/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

my absolute favorite beer. I wish I could get this all year long.

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Photo of pizzanat
4.97/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.94/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cyning
4.94/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FlatRabbitRed
4.93/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First off .... I do believe they change the recipe every year, I go through several cases every year. The 2010 Octoberfest was the best they have ever made and the 2011 was not as good!

Some other reviews said it has a citrus quality, thats wrong!

Malty, caramel, with harvest flavors; pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice.

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4.93/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sb3000
4.92/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Call me a sucker for a mass produced Octoberfest, but this brew is awesome! Great color, great malt nose and flavor. This brew is a favorite among malt heads. Spaten is drier, Ayinger is malty yet one dimensional. Sam Adams seems to hit on all cylinders. I buy this beer and cellar it throughout the year. "Never leave home without it!!!!"

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4.91/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,718 ratings