Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
7,596 Ratings
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a slight orangey golden color. decent head and solid retention. good lacing. smells like a malty macro. but balanced. i thought this wasn't going to be as good as it was. the taste is very balanced, the malt nice and the brew fairly filling. pretty much what i'd expect from a octoberfest offering. i guess i'd just like to see everything kicked up a little bit fuller. all in all a good option.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light red/orange color with a frothy white head that recedes to a wispy layering. Smells a bit sweet with some cherry, bit of citrus maybe. Hefty on the malts with taste, I get some slight grain, then biscuit like flavor, followed by a touch of floral hops that are in just to balance it out. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Very minimal sweetness. Mouthfeel is solid and moderate, nice carbonation with a dryness about the beer. Overall, a good one for sure. I buy a case of it every year!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've never seen such devotion to a beer style as Oktoberfest.

Sam Adams succeeds handily in throwing down with the top German brews in producing this uber-quaffing beer.

A tad bit more ruby than the other Ok-Fests. The hop nose, aroma, and whatever-the-hell-else makes an Oktoberfest are glaringly apparent in this beer.

It's hard to pick out anything that makes Sam's Okee unique from other Ok-Fests, save for the fact that it is exceptionally spot-on for authenticity.

Hats off, Sam! No wonder so many BAs recommended you to me.


Packaging note: Sam's Halloween-like, orange-and-blue-University-of-Virginia, used-car-dealership-streamers labeling is pretty slick in contrast to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen's blue-and-white-lozenges panties theme.


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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,596 ratings
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