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%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
1,957
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very malty, with a fair smack of hops in the finish, but a bit too fruity for the style. Still, a very good beer and a heck of a deal at under $10 for a 12-pack.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

This is a tasty autumn brew. It had a great, clear amber to red color with a solid white head that left a decent amount of lacing. It smelled great with a strong bready sweet malt scent. The taste featured similar characteristics to the smell but was nicely balanced by a touch of the usual Sam Adams noble hop profile. It was very drinkable considering its relatively high ABV. I wanted another right away. I recommend it.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Red/orangish with frothy eggy white head poured into goblet. Thick lacing, heavy carb streaming up from engraved bottom.

S- Sweet and light alcohol. Medium (in color) maltiness predominates, a very light, general bitterness.

T- Malty and hoppy bitter upfront with slight brown sugar taste coming in midway and through finish. Very light ale dryness.

M- Medium-body, decent carb. feel, very smooth, just a light mouth coating.

O- Strangely, I really liked this two years ago then didn't at all last year. Now I really enjoyed it again ...

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

One of Sam Adams best beers - in my opinion. It's certainly better than the Boston Lager (which isn't bad) so I look forward to this beer being placed on tap in early Autumn every year.

This beer pours a gorgeous golden brown and amber red. It has a nice head, good lacing and a good body. It smells like an amber but with a tinge of spice on top and it tastes like that too: crisp, clean, balanced with a nice malty spine. The spices on top give it its character.

Is this the best beer from the Boston Beer Company? No, definitely not. But I promise you it's the best one you can buy in a bottle at your local gas station.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy this beer. I know some people are negative toward Boston Beer Co., but admit it, it is the one brewery that got many of us started drinking better beer in the first place. The standard of quality is still there. The Octoberfest beer is a decent replica of the German original. It has the right color, malty flavor, balanced with just the right amount of noble hops (Saaz, I think) to make it a great beer. There are no "cheap" or "off" flavors and it is fresh as any domestic brew available.

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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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