Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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7,466 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
7,466
Reviews:
2,147
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
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135
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1,956
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Dark amber in color. Pretty good sized head. Leaves lacing.

S-Deeply malty with nuts and spices and a tiny hop aroma.

T-Malty. Nuts and barley. Small amount of bitterness. Tastes like a Boston Lager on the back in in my opinion. Not a very strong taste but still not bad.

M-Medium bodied, not too much carbonation.

D-Relatively easy to drink.

Haven't had many Octoberfests but this one seems like its a good initiator into the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this one on-tap and bottled in the last week, but I'll review the bottle version. Both were tasty.

Pours out a deep copper orange with a fizzy white finger-and-a-half of head. Very clear with light carbonation bubbling through.

Smell is toasted malt, nuttiness, biscuits, and a light Euro hoppiness.

Flavor is also very strong on the toasted/nutty flavors, but pleasantly so. The baked-biscuits and breads flavors play off of the nuttiness particularly well, and the effect is kind of a big, earthy flavor. I like. It could use more hops, though, to balance things out. That's my only complaint.

Overall: Nice if you're looking for somethign toasty, but not as well-balanced as it could be.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,466 ratings.
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