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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Dark copper orange with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: A pleasant malt, with hints of yeast and spice
T: Very malty. Lots of bread/biscuit/take your pick along with a hint of fruit esters and spice.
M: Quite light. Smooth.
O: This certainly isn't bad but seems a bit pedestrian. A nice introduction to the marzen style for those where Sam Adams may be the only craft brewer in the market, but there are far better out there.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours nice crystal clear ruby read, leaving a little foam ring with my slow pour.

Tastes a bit spicey, tawny, little hop - a good marzen balance.

Moutfeel is a bit thin, not bad though.

Finish is nice and creamy (after the fizz of the mouthfeel starts going down, it turns into a creamy pillow - very nice!). And then it leaves a slightly sweet clean taste.

This is an easy to find brew worth trying. Sometimes you can find it cheap enough to grab a case for a party - that would be much better than a macro!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Crystal clear copper body with some orange highlights...served to me with just a spotty cap (I'm not holding that against the beer)...the cap slowly faded away into a ring...left some lacing

S - Not as sweet as I was expecting...some toasted malts

T - I always forget how almost one-dimensional Oktoberfests are...initial sweetness up front with some caramel and toffee flavors...a light biscuit flavor follows in the middle...there is a faint hop bite at the end...I was hoping for a little more there...I'm also getting some metallic notes but it isn't all the time

M - Medium bodied bordering on light...a tad watery

D - I want to start getting into Oktoberfest beers since it is that time of the year...this was a decent one to start didn't blow my mind but I could have had another one

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,712 ratings