Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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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
Ratings:
7,474
Reviews:
2,147
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
1,963
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of aufie
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CarolinaKev
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Traquairlover
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle poured into a nonic.

A = Dark orange liquid with good clarity, small red-orange head. On the dark edge of the spectrum for the style.

S = Smells of sweet syrups, some wet hay from the hops.

T = Well balanced but a little heavy, nice steady bitterness throughout with a bready, doughy taste as the primary flavor, some small amount of butter, too.

M = Medium body, fair mouthcoating, carbonation on the light side.

D = This goes down easily enough, but it is a little cloying by the end of the glass. I don't really want more than one at sitting.

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Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of EvanWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of sjrodriguez
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of griffey123
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of chilidog
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I thought this to be a good festive seasonal brew. Im not aware of years past and changes. I enjoyed this years as its appearance was outstanding. Good dark copper/orange color, off-white head with thick ring-like lace.Classic look! Taste was smooth, malty & carmal.The abv is kicked up alittle, but not in the taste or smell.It had a very autumn character. Just as I expected.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Appearance is standard octoberfest. Smell is kind of lacking. Not muck comes to the nose, whomever I did pour into liter boot so a little more difficult to smell. A little more hoppy than most, and that is good. It is a very smooth drink with Carmel taste. The smoothy finish is the best part. Overall not to bad. Could drink several of these.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: An organish amber color. A tall tan/brown foam head, not much retention. A decent amount of carbonation.

S: Nothing overpowering, but bready malts, noble hops, brown sugar.

T: A decent flavoring of caramel, bread and brown sugar. A good balance between flavors.

M: Leaves a bready flavoring on the palate. Does not stick around too long.

D: Nothing overwhelming with this beer, but certainly not a bad Oktoberfest. I decent session beer for the fall.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of oelergud
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A good looking beer with the Autumn colored label, bottle and cap, freshness marked on the label. Clear amber color and off white head.

Smell: This is my first October Fest brew and I have no clue what the style should be like, this seems like a tentative beer, the smell is very mild with just barely a hint of spice.

Taste: Some caramel and a little too much carbonation.

Mouthfeel: Feels like it goes flat pretty fast after having too much carbanation up front. Leaves an aftertaste that to me is neither pleasant nor offensive, it's just there.

Drinkability: A little boring to drink.

Notes: No idea if this is typical of an October Fest beer, I hope not as it was a dull experience.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of tmryan21
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Nice amber color with a white head. A really nice looking beer.

Smell: Toffee, bread, malt, and caramel. Nothing overpowering here.

Taste: Just the smell. Nutmeg, caramel, and malt come though.

Feel: Lighter bodied and good carbonation. Goes down extremely easy.

Overall: A timeless classic for the fall. I always make sure I have a few of these each year.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of CTbrew32
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance- dark copper/amber in color. Pours a tan two inch head that has a pillowy/foamy texture to it.

aroma- Pretty high on the herbal/spice hops and some sweet caramel malts.

taste- Toasty/bready malts at first followed by a snap of spicy hop bitterness. Caramel malts are prevalent throughout.

feel- medium bodied, medium/high carbonation, clean, and easy to drink.

overall- very nice oktoberfest style beer that strikes a good balance balance between sweetness and bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,474 ratings.
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