Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of KC9LDB
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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

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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Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
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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Photo of A-Sox
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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 slim2043
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.1/5  rDev +12%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of NumberNone
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of MiScusi
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2007 bottle. Enjoy before Feb of 2008.

Pours a slightly darker color than traditional German. The taste has a little more of a bite... I'm not sure if it's more of a toasty malt or if it's mostly due to a little higher carbonation. I think it's a combo of both. A nice tasty take on the oktoberfest style, though maybe suffers in drinkability a bit over some of the standards like Ayinger, Spaten, Hacker-Pschorr.

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09-30-2006
overall: 3.9
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tall spaten oktoberfest glass.

A beautiful crystal clear dark burnt orange with very small and easily dissipating off white head. Aroma is a little toasty. The taste is pretty bready, hops don't contribute much. This is very smooth and easy to go down. Bitterness if pretty low. Body is on the lighter side of medium but the carbonation seems perfect.
[ serving type: bottle ]

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- amber color, clear

Smell- sweet, malty

Taste- malty

Mouthfeel- smooth, medium bodied

Drinkability- It was pretty good. Sam Adams usually does pretty good. Good beer for parties and getting together with lots of people and such, I would drink it again.

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Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mweso2000
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of EigenBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mjurney
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Deep amber color, clear. Good amount of carbonation rising. Small frothy head.

Aroma:
Deep maltiness, toasted, semi-sweet, slight spicy and herbal.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Lots of malt character, bready, toasted, brown bread, nutty. Hop bitterness is mild, herbal/spicy. Finish is mostly dry. Medium bodied, smooth, easy drinking, nice carbonation.

Overall:
It's very good Oktoberfest.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking a few 12 ounce bottles from a Samuel Adams Harvest Collection12 pack:

Pours a highly carbonated, amber orange with a thick tan head. Smell is considerably sweeter than other marzens I've tried yet.. Taste starts off toasty and twists into bitterness. Pretty smooth and creamy feel, more like a pastry than a bread. Finishes quick, drinkability is definitely high. A unique example of the style, IMO.

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Photo of mbs11
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mcdsports
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -18%

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