Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,474
Reviews:
2,147
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
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135
Gots:
1,964
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Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigedal60
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvnsks
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
2.59/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of William_Paul
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Don't have much to say about this one. Its just a great beer. When I think of how a good big name brand beer should taste, this is usually what I imagine. It feels like I'm drinking the month of October.

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Photo of mribbens
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MustangPauli
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mark5692
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is by far not the best Oktoberfest beer but it does the job. It is usually the 1st fall beer I see when summer comes to a close. It has a bit nostalgia to me which is why I enjoy it. It has your basic and simple matly and sweet taste. Nothing special or outstanding. It just takes to me the August/September nights when being outside enjoying this beer feels right. It won't impress you but it won't disappoint.

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Photo of Alemmer91
4.83/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Timtac
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Adam1993
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of syzygy0
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikey440
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 413
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Octoberfest must be my favorite offering from the Sam Adams lineup. As with most Sam Adams brews, this one is a session beer, not challenging to the palate, that goes great with the season. With fairly understated flavor at the outset, it's got an excellent finish and an aftertaste like a baked good that will put you in the autumn spirit. It's best on tap, but for some reason I prefer it out of the can as opposed to out of the bottle. There are surely better Oktoberfests out there for the more refined taste, but I'll always be sure to grab some of these when the leaves start changing. A New England staple.

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Photo of jg24rules
4.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerguy04
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color with a finger width white head. Smells carmel and nutty. Tastes similar to the smell. Mouthfeel is very creamy. Overall, this one of my favorite Sam Adams beers.

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Photo of caburdette51
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluemoonlover555
4.93/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brew_ski
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kaapstadmk
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look - a wonderful deep amber color with a 2-3 finger head

Smell - not overly present. Slight toasty smell with an emphasis on the malt

Taste - unfortunately weaker than expected. The malt flavor is not very present and the hops are present, but don't really add much to the presence. As the beer warms, the hop flavours pick up, but it still winds up a plain-ish offering.

Feel - good mouthfeel. An appropriate thickness and fullness for the colour. Slight effervescence on the tongue

Overall - slightly disappointing. Was expecting a lot more flavour and aroma. That being said, it's an easy drinker for someone not looking for an overly fancy beer.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice color nice smell but nothing outstanding. A very forgettable beer like most Sam Adams. If you're going to drink Sam Adams stick to Cherry Wheat or Porch Rocker.

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Photo of jpschouest
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of the best Octoberfest beers. Nice color and taste.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,474 ratings.
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