Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
49.2%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 7,544 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:
2,162
Ratings:
7,544
Liked:
3,708
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,013
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,544 |  Reviews: 2,162
Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Appearance: Deep copper, with a good head and moderate lacing.

Smell: Sweet and bready malts, spice, slightly fruity.

Taste: Caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Slightly nutty and slightly fruity (like some people I know).

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

The Verdict: Underwhelming. I keep hoping I’ll come across a Boston Brewing beer that will knock my socks off, but keep getting disappointed. This malty fall brew is drinkable, but just doesn’t really do anything for me.

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Photo of tmm313
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of beerme626
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of tmryan21
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Photo of vwbus7
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of alysmith4
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Mavis Winkles in Independence. Served in a pint glass, and was a bit too cold. Thankfully, the glass was room temp, so I did not need to wait too long for it to warm.

The beer is an auburn-orange color, very fall-like. Mimimal creamy head.

Has a mild malty smell. Some sweet malt comes through.

Taste is surprising decent for a mass-market beer such as this. Mild barley malt taste up front, which sweetens as you drink, ending with a slight hop bite at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium to thin, but certainly refreshing.

I found this one tasty through the pint, ordering a second. A drinkable session beer I'd order again.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of July2Nov
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Rich amber-red with some nice carbonation and little to no head.
S: Buttery-Biscuit smell with malty and caramel touches.
T&M: Strikes the tongue with a burnt hop taste. It's got a iron taste near the end of life of the brew, that turns into a biscuit flavor.
D: I usually look forward to this seasonal brew. It's another winner from the gateway beer company.

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Photo of RobDB
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of SheepNutz
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. It pours a very light copper color with two fingers of head. There is a good amount of lacing left down the side of the glass. The smell is malty with some hops in the background. The taste is light and malty, with a little bit of caramel sweetness. The body is fairly good, and the drinkability is pretty nice. Not a bad Oktoberfest.

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Photo of whynot44
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light/medium bodied, very nice cinnamon/copper color with a decent creamy head that disappears a little too fast.

Aroma is mild and primarily malt - caramel, nuts with a touch of apple.

Taste, again, is primarily caramel malts, some smokiness, apple taste at the end with just a bit of hops bite at the finish. Aftertaste is light nutty caramel.

Creamy smooth and drinkable. Very nice for a cool fall day.

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Photo of Vdubb86
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Samuel Adams pint glass

This is something that I've had in the past but I feel it's a good one for my first review.

The appearance is a nice amber color with a small amount of off-white foam. The beer itself has no strong smells to speak of but there are hints of orange and pumpkin spices. There are light hop notes as well. The pumpkin spices remind of autumn and therefore excite me greatly for it is Oktoberfest season. At first taste there are plenty of smooth malts that overpower any hop flavor. What hops that do come though arise only in the aftertaste which is the only slight bitterness to be found on the back of the tongue in addition there is a bit of sourness that lingers. The overall caramel malts are definitely the over-abiding taste. The mouthfeel is the appropriate viscosity for the style. The drinkability is quite nice. Sitting down and having a couple during a football game is the perfect way to welcome back the fall.

Overall this is a definite recommendation. This is a smooth easy going beer. This beer is a fair representation of the style, and a relatively inexpensive way to enjoy the season.

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Photo of slipperysoup
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a light caramel color with a large orangeish head. The head is thick, dissipates quickly, with only a little bit of lace.

Smell: Smells sweet and a bit roasted. All kinds of malts.

Taste: Starts with a slightly sweet flavor, ending with hints of caramel. Again, all kinds of malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, balanced carbonation.

Drinkability: A good Octoberfest beer and, once again, a solid effort from Sam Adams. This is my go-to O-fest beer.

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.2% out of 100 with 7,544 ratings
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