Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
7,605 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

This brew pours a brown/orange copper color but can also look ruby red when held up to the light, with a one finger off white head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass until the end and some of the head remains in the form of a collar.

The smell is toasted and sweet malts, rich grains and maybe some spices. There is also a thick caramel malt backbone.

The taste follows the nose with sweet and toasted malts hitting first followed by the taste of grain then some light, spicy hops at the end. There is a strong caramel backbone throughout.

The feel is thick, bready and chewy.

Overall this is a very good beer and a good representation of the Oktoberfest style. This brew is perfect for a cool Autumn day.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
2/5  rDev -45.5%

I'm surprised at just how uninteresting this beer is. It smells like bread dough from yesterday, and tastes like it too. Just very bland with a metallic aftertaste. Poured from a bottle into a glass. The color and body are okay, but overall this just a step up from your average cornerstone macro, nothing special.

Maybe I just got a bad bottle but I don't see what the big deal is here. I'd try another in case I want to change my review, but I don't really want to spend money on another one of these when Sam Adams makes other brews that I actually like.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -3%

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4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.61/5  rDev -1.6%

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1.93/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured for appearance

Appearance : Deep, rich firey amber red color with a large malty head about three fingers high. Leaves licks of lacing as it recedes at a moderate pace.

Smell : Clean water with toast and nutmeg.

Taste : Bud light with pumpkin spices.

Mouthfeel : Like water with a hint of creaminess.

Overall : If you like light beer, this is your Octoberfest. A shame. Nothing of value here.

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,605 ratings
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