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:
#31,357
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 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

Photo of FHayes
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krusader
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dper
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

L- nice dark amber. Not a good cling
S- malt sweetness is up front. A little alcohol comes through.
T- fantastic malt flavor. A great showpiece of the sweet taste complex malt character can adopt. However the sweetness gets away a bit. Slightly to sweet, perhaps in need of slight toasty character
O- octoberfests are all about the malt. That's the whole idea. This one has a complex malt flavor that just needs a little more to tame the sweetness. Great beer overall.

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Photo of EdFed
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.98/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a clear glass. Very dark, yet clear amber tone, moderate carbonation and thick head.

Copper is the most notable smell, with also caramel, brown sugar, pumpkin, and other floral hints.

Tastes woody, quite malty with a mixture of caramel, brown sugar, mild bread crusts, and other floral notes, whereas the hops are quite subtle yet balanced to the mixture of sweetness. Feels creamy smooth.

Very great beer. Enjoyed this many times in my early days of college.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SlothBeard
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

From a single into a willibecher, pours a deep orange tinted copper and has a big 3 finger white puffy head with good retention.

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Photo of G_Shoe
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of chicagoish
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Riff
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a caramel brown color with minimal head that faded away rapidly. Smells of a little wood and caramel. Taste is dry with notes of caramel and brown sugar with a little bit of crusty bread. Light to medium body. Soft sweet flavor lingers afterwards. Love the feel, easy to drink, taste and smell are pretty mild so won't wow you but could certainly knock back a few at a tailgate or game. It's about an average example for the style, but I would think pretty perfect for most fall activities.

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Photo of Matthew_Phoenix
4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like it. Real mild and malty. Not bitter at all. Has some toasty notes. Medium bodied. Tastes like fall.

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Photo of megamick
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Average

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Photo of ScottP
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

On tap at Bravo restaurant in Boston... Medium amber with a thick finger of foam on top... Mild wood and toffee with subdued hints of fruit and spice; medium-light weight, mildly hoppy, smooth... not a big drinker of the style but this struck me as rather average...

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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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