Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a dark clear copper color with about 2 inches of fizzy white head that shrinks down to a thin layer floating on top.

S- Sweet bready malt, a touch of caramel, with a touch of herbal hops.

T- Bold malts give it a toasty backbone, notes of banana and caramel, pretty assertive hops presence. Finishes slightly sweet and astringent.

M- light-medium body, medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.

O- every year, this beer symbolizes the start of my favorite beer season. It's a great go to beer in the fall and one I look forward to every year.

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Appearance - Pours a deep reddish amber with an off-white 2 finger head. Good retention. Resulting lace is thick and with stick.

Smell - Grassy hops and backed by a light caramel aroma.

Taste - Lots of caramel character to start, then a hint of hop creeps in about midtaste... but this beer is all about the malt. Finishes with just the faintest hint of butterscotch. Simple, but good.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, with a slick mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. Smooth and drinkable.

Overall - This is a good, solid Marzen. It's not gonna blow you away, but it has good flavor and is quite drinkable. Certainly one I don't mind seeing from year to year in the Fall season 12-pack.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,673 ratings
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