Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
49.2%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 7,546 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:
7,546
Liked:
3,709
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,016
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,546 |  Reviews: 2,163
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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Photo of cdub70085
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 88caprice
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Look: medium copper color. Clear. Nice thick head. Substantial lacing.
Smell: well... not much happening. A little sour. Some sweet malts.
Taste: good, somewhat average for the style. Metallic. Fruit skins. Bready.
Feel: a little thin.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on draft.

Look - Clear amber in color with lighter copper hues, two fingers of foamy khaki head float on top, minimal lacing.
Aroma - Sweet and woody, faint oak, grainy, floral spice somewhere in the mix.
Taste - Dry up front, slightly bitter wood notes, malts are fairly complex for this style, I get notes of caramel, pretzel, brown sugar and bread crust, sweetness is where it should be. Hops are hidden in the back but do lend some faint zesty/leafy notes. The finish is very much like the initial taste, dry and earthy.
Feel - Light to medium body, carbonation is perfect, creamy but refreshing.

Overall - I love this beer and look forward to it every year. Autumn in a glass.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben1313
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gmartin75
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hephaestos
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.2% out of 100 with 7,546 ratings
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