Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

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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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A- Dark ruby red as Sam Adams says on their site. Had a frothy, 1 finger head that died. Head was rocky and pillowy. Egg shell colored head.

S- Big malts. Toffee like sweetness, toasted notes. Brown bread crust.

T- Light hop presence. Toffee like sweetness. Toasty. Has graininess as well. Lightly fruity.

M- Medium on the body. It is crisp clean and refreshing. Not quite as dry as American lagers.

Overall you can tell that your drinking an American interpretation of the classic fest beer from Germany. It's got standard Octoberfest flavors, but with a bit more hop presence and a fruity taste. Not bad at all, but not one I need to rush out to get this fall.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Oktoberfest is my favorite during this time of year.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Sampling right now on 9/3/14, though it it has been about 2 years since I had one! Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "Sam Adam's Summer Ale" pint glass.

Pours a rich copper-amber in color with a thin off-white head. Some spotty lacing is seen but not a lot, which is common for many brews of this style. The aroma for the most part is of sweet caramel malts. The taste is pretty close with a hint of burnt brown sugar in theere also. Medium bodied. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Goes down easy and it a really good Oktoberfest style brew. I bet it is even BETTER on tap! Prosit!

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 7,489 ratings.
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