Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
49.1%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 7,545 ratings
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
Ranking:
#31,376
Reviews:
2,163
Ratings:
7,545
Liked:
3,708
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,015
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,545 |  Reviews: 2,163
Photo of JamesGrove
3.01/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkn09
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottyB515
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davillanx
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detgfrsh
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle marked best by January. Pours a dark orange color with only a small amount of head. Smells sweet and malty with a hint of grass. Medium feel, a little short on carbonation. Tastes of sweet malt with some floral hops. Crisp. Ok, but a little too sweet and not enough body.

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Photo of joedvegas
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really cool dark orange-ish brown in color, light brown head dissipated quickly. Hints of maple, orange and allspice on the nose, fragrance not strong. Taste was okay to good, with flavors of maple, caramel and pomegranate. Slight malty finish. Good beer but doesn't do a lot for me.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber Oktoberfest look to this beer with a quickly receeding head from tap at Miller's Alehouse. To me this has a nice scent and flavor. It it's of light caramel malt with some toastiness, not bad but nothing exciting. Also needs more carbonation in my opinion.

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Photo of GlennWB
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirFolmarv
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stout_Scout
4.94/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jkblr
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle bb January 2018 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 5.3% ABV 16 IBU. The beer pours bright dark copper in color with light tan head. The head fades to a ring and skim coating. The aroma is big caramel and toasted malt. Maybe the most fragrant of any Oktoberfest I've tried this year. The taste follows with sweet toasted caramel from front to back. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and undry. It's hard to distinguish between the body and any off flavor or defects. Overall, ok. It's not traditional German and it's even too sweet to be traditional American style.

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Photo of Jack_H_91
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thampel09
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2017-09-13 in Warrenville, IL on tap at Buffalo Wild Wings

mild bread and caramel aroma. These are significantly more evident in the taste. Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. On the crisp side with little bitterness. Some residual sweetness. A pleasant brew.

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Photo of EMH73
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, medium amber with a one inch fluffy white head that left ample lacing. Smell is mild with sweet malt and caramel notes. Taste is overly sweet in my opinion-sweet malts, brown sugar, caramel and bread. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, lightly creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of brewnme
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark copper color and medium malt aroma. Fair head. Nice Marzen Tastes good and easy drinking. Nutty flavor. I like it and will be revisiting this one. 12 ounce bottle Exp. 1/18 Tumbler glass.

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Photo of Bjohn789
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.1% out of 100 with 7,545 ratings
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