Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest

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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear copper color (how's that for alliteration?), about an inch of white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Malty/bready aroma with a hint of hops. Tastes like malt, toffee, caramel, a little bit roasty with a tiny bit of bitterness in the finish. A little chewy, medium bodied, and goes down smooth as silk. This has been one of my favorite Octoberfest beers for over 2 decades, and I think it surpasses or at least compares favorably to any of the German marzens I've tried. None of them has had a stronger malt backbone. It manages to be satisfying yet highly drinkable, the way I picture this style being before it was lightened up. An underrated classic.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.04/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.16/5  rDev -13.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.96/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat grainy. Bready. Too much sweetness coming from specialty grain. A decent beer, but not in the same class as zee Germans and many American versions.

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

I agree with what "beerluvr" said about this beer being different in the past.It seems to be more malty and syrupy than that of previous years.The carbonation appeared to be off as well(not as sticky).I did drink this as soon as it was released as opposed to drinking last years after it had aged a bit.Some guys at my work had questioned the difference too, so I knew I wasn't crazy.All in all a good beer, but not a favorite and I will hesitate next year.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 7,477 ratings.
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