Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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Photo of alva7172
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Sudsy89
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle, chilled.

Pours an orange-amber, one-finger white head. Seems to have a medium level of carbonation.
Aroma is sweet malts, matching the flavor.
Don't know if it's supposed to have more of a pumpkin and spice taste, maybe will be more noticeable as it warms a bit.
Overall taste is similar to an Irish Red Ale, IMO, it has the same slight caramel taste, not much hops but enough. Has a medium mouthfeel, would be highly drinkable. A decent Octoberfest,
at an affordable price. I'm pleased with it.

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Photo of SMM0606
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of NoBeerLeftBehind
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tsmiller7
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of brewcrew12
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jkchristy
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of amhatfield3
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of jokulhaps
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Frobot13
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Sbjeff
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of mks0913
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Beefstroganoff
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vincehayter
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dynobolt
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love the look and smells... But the taste and feel was below average. Poor head and lacing didn't help the cause.

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Photo of SLAWLOR70244
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chaunur
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nicely done marzen, med. reddish amber color, A semi creamy head that stayed around awhile, Well malted with only a hint of hops, could use a little more spicyness. Not overly heavy and very drinkably. Overall a good representation of this style. A typical Sam Adams beer, well crafted

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Photo of Ljunkan
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a small mediumsized white head, which dies after a while.

The smell is of malt, caramel with notes of citrusy hops. Pretty good.

The taste is quite sweet with notes of malt, caramel and citrusy hops. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel is very average, a bit thin, with not that much carbonation.

It's a highly drinkable beer, though not that exciting.

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Photo of GoodKnight1220
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep golden orange from the bottle to a glass. Good two finger head.

Smells of sweet malt and caramel with a spicy undertone.

Tastes is very very malty, with the spice undertone right up front then fades to a great sweetness asking you to drink more.

I am a big fan of this brew and could drink it for a week straight.

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Photo of VTaler
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A - Dark Amberish Brown Nice ivory head that stays for a while
S - Sweet spicy malt with a spicy hop present
T - spicy hops; malty. You can taste the lager yeast but it is very flavorful which is expected for a Samuel Adams. Tastes almost like graham crackers with spicy hops
M - medium everything
D - very drinkable, probably the best session beer

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of RyanCMcGovern
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of bsu2005
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Yogidaddy
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of GrumpyBeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,673 ratings
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