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:
#31,328
Reviews:
2,162
Ratings:
7,544
Liked:
3,708
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,012
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,544 |  Reviews: 2,162
Photo of Johncnh
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RAFH
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MJ64
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moodyxc9
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of CTbrew32
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
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 Jsalz21
2.84/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of herrburgess
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Apellonious
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz from a mix 12 pack poured into a Guinness pint glass.

A - Pours a clear amber with orange highlights. Half finger head that dissapates quickly.

S - Bready malts.

T - The ol standby O'fest. Bready, malty, a touch of vanilla sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is light, a touch watery, Carbonation is medium.

O - A good straight forward octoberfest.

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Photo of darcange
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of corywalston
2.64/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of CarolinaKev
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Traquairlover
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
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 -18.3%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EvanWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of A-Sox
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of sjrodriguez
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chilidog
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
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 IronCitySteve
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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 Red5StandingBy
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle with bottling date of SEP16 into standard pint glass.

L: Clear amber color with finger head that recedes slowly into thin layer. Decent Lacing.

S: Toast caramel malts, herbal hops and biscuity.

T: Simple caramel malt flavors hit the tongue first. Sweet. Small amount of herbal hops after the malt fades away.

F: Chewy and medium bodied. Sticks to tongue and throat.

O: It is a solid beer. Perfect for fall weather. Not very complex but well balanced and drinkable.

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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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