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Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
3.67/5
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7,658 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,791
Reviews:
2,191
Ratings:
7,658
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
2,079
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,658 |  Reviews: 2,191
Photo of Nerudamann
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - deep amber/dark copper color, clear. Good head and good carbonation.

Smell - Hoppiness is present, but not overwhelming. Maybe a hint of a nuttiness to it.

Taste - Very smooth, only slightly bitter at the beginning. Good combination of barley. Almost no aftertaste. Doesn't seem to have a lot of additives, just higher quality hops.

Mouthfeel - very well-balanced, but only slightly on the creamy side in texture. Very smooth.

Drinkability - There seems to be a fair bit of complexity here, but only for a hoponista. Otherwise though, a good-tasting beer, smooth, and not terribly filling.

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Photo of Unchi
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Photo of Punisher
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bsm80x
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of gutbuster
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Sebas
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RobDB
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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 corywalston
2.64/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of tmm313
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of beerme626
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of tmbgnicu
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 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 crewfan1952
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Libeertarian
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into smooth-sided 15 oz stein. Very clear, lucid burnt orange. Low to medium retention, short, off-white head. Not very aromatic, faint caramel and sweet bread. Less sweet, more spicy than a lot of other Märzens I've had lately. About like a Euro Pale Lager, just with that toasty goodness. Fuller end of medium bodied. Pleasant spritzy carbonation. Thirst-quenching. Comparatively clean and crisp finish.

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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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Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,658 ratings
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