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Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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3.67/5
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7,659 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:
#32,791
Reviews:
2,191
Ratings:
7,659
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
2,079
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,659 |  Reviews: 2,191
Photo of mavdaddy96
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a fantastic beer. My first and favorite Oktoberfest style beer. This beer is also why I couldn't wait for the Fall season because of all the great Oktoberfests. Could not recommend this beer more.

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

Photo of one_au
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LucMcD17
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SleepyHorse
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aegelis
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enigmatic brew that touts caramel notes but tastes slightly burnt in a pleasant way. Maybe toasted or roasted would be a better description. Definitely individual character but because of this strength of flavour, I've had my fill after one glass. A unique take, I'd definitely recommend trying Octoberfest to see if it's your thing.

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Photo of Skillet
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

nice smooth beer with malty taste and sweet finish....

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Photo of scottyshades
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Good easy to find Octoberfest. I especially enjoy it on tap.

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Photo of dmckay729
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zopiac
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of OlaB
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear copper color with a medium top off white head that disolves rapidly.Aroma is toasted malts,caramel,coffee and citrus. The taste is off toasted malts,caramel and matured fruits. It is sweet and malty. It finishes off with a slight hoppy bitterness with some notes off coffee in the back.Would like a little more compelxity in the flavours. Mouthfeel is a little watery but smooth. Medium carbonated with a medum body. All in all is a good and drinkable oktoberfestbier, but it lack the the little extra.

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Photo of DrinkyMcDrank
2.62/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looking for a solid seasonal octoberfest beer? Keep looking! This beer was just plain disappointing. The ratings I gave it were probably generous. To me personally, this beer tastes extremely similar to Budweiser. Bleh.

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Photo of ScottyBongo
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TBDave
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got two bottles of this in the Sam Adams Fall Variety Pack 2017. I really enjoyed it. I’m not too familiar with Oktoberfest beers, but this tastes more like a good lager.

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Photo of mikeycibelli
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmokySignals
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Geologist
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volstead
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Traditional Marzen with copper coloration, bread smell and sweet malt flavor. Good choice for a fall evenings. Surprisingly the carbonation and head was sparse and almost nonexistent. Regardless, I still enjoyed the beer.

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Photo of NWest05
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing that after all these years it still sets the bar for an Oktoberfest. Don’t pass it up just because it’s from a larger brewery. Still runs laps around most attempts at this style. Smooth, malty, very well balanced.

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Photo of Johnnyrafer
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,659 ratings
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