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Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
3.67/5
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7,635 Ratings
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,346
Reviews:
2,188
Ratings:
7,635
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,069
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,635 |  Reviews: 2,188
Photo of jnorris404
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smb71481
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rmarquardt17
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlmontague
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Caveworm
4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head is three fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a deep amber body.

Smells like traditional caramelized marzen malts, but also with a touch of pretzel dough malts. Both balanced by light hop notes.

I taste a slightly sweet version of the smell, as expected with the malts. Quite a clean finish for a richer brew.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll go ahead and rate Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
with a 4.5

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Photo of wafers
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: dark amber like most american marzen it is on the darker side
S: malty, with a light roast not much hop
T: Slight sweet upfront Bread like or cracker malty middle with a roasted malt finish.
F: medium to full
O: A good standard for american Marzens with a heavier roast but not as nuanced and balanced as some of the german originals. This was enjoyable for a fall beer have some every year.

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Photo of samciatu
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CiscoBR
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer lacks deffinition. It is pleasing overall but not outstanding. The color is somewhat related for an octoberfest beer but I wouldn´t buy a 2nd six pack. Pair this brew with some havarti for an extraordinary marriage that lingers well into next drink and bite.

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Photo of ale_addin
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rboudreaux85
4.54/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ramseye4
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice easy drinking beer for lat summer/early fall. What it lacks in complexity it makes up with a clean finish and beautiful amber color. It doesn’t conjure up memories of German Oktoberfests I’ve had, but it stands on its own as a decent beer.

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Photo of DOSchlueter
2.41/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BobW696
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RikMack
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coltron23
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atomicnemesis
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,635 ratings
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