Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #57
Ranked #21,129
3.78 | pDev: 10.85%
Nov 07, 2023
Aug 04, 2021
The "fest" in festbier means the barley and hops have been gathered and our growers have their first moment to celebrate another successful harvest. What do they reach for? Festbier. A little more malty, a little more hoppy, brewed to relax and enjoy.

22 IBU
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Rated: 3.75 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
Rated: 4 by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Nov 02, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Mikecap42 from Maine

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a nice deep glen color with a fluffy white head. The head ends to last for a bit.

S: The smell of this beer includes the aroma of baked bread and a floral hops.

T: Malt forward taste with notes of honey and caramel. The hops provide a clean finish.

MF: Light bodied, easy to rink by the liter.

O: Nice interpretation on the style. I would drink again.
Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Nov 13, 2022
Rated: 2.71 by rangerred from Tennessee

Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by MGibbons from Maryland

Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Three bottles out of a variety pack from Kroger
Crystal clear golden color, thin head that dissipates very quickly.
Aroma has a bold caramel character.
Taste is malt forward with the caramel notes as the nose suggested.
Nice sweet note and hardly any bitterness.
Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a light golden orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like toasted bread and biscuits, and some light hop character.

I like this definitely better than the “traditional” Sam Adams Oktoberfest that you see all the time. It’s an easier pour, with a smoother and less sweet malt character, and just a kiss of tea-like hop character.

This is light bodied, crisp, clean, and very drinkable.

I could almost see getting a six pack of this for a party, it’s a nice seasonal update for the brewery.
Oct 04, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Best By March 2023

A - Dark gold color with decent clarity, light carbonation, and creamy lacing.

S - Light honey malt aroma, nothing more, nothing less.

T - Honey malt with light caramel sweetness and ends with a very mild bitterness.

M - Medium body with some prickly carbonation.

O - Solid middle of the road. Don't love it, don't hate.
Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Franderosa from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have been drinking beer for a very long time now. It's been quite a while since I've had my "beer socks" blown completely OFF, however, THIS ONE is pure MAGIC! The taste is simply phenomenal. Sounds kooky, but it's so good, it's hard to describe to be honest. It's not as heavy or as complex as our beloved Sam Octoberfest, but DANG, tasting is believing. Granted, I am a "dyed in wool" larger, porter and stout fan. Ippas, dippas and trippas have never done it for me. I truly think that this an excellent beer, crafted for ALL ...even for the ones with limited "beer knowledge and taste". Don't be shy. Grab a six and see for yourself. I never lie about GOOD BEER. NEVER, EVER!
Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 4 by milkbone_underwear from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden-hued body with an inch of so of white foam.

Smell: Sparsely grainy, bready with a subtly herbal bent.

Taste: Soft, lightly bready barley with a modest hint of honeyish sweetness. Herbal hops, a skosh spiceful and with a tiny touch of mint leaf. Lightly bitter. Lightly herbal, grainy on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Tolerable.
Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by IvoryBilledWoodpecker from Florida

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear, dark golden color, nicely carbonated, decently sized white head dissipates at average rate and leaves no lacing. Nose is very muted all around. This is the same with taste, very light but also clean. Not much to complain about. Average feel. I would definitely drink this lager again.
Sep 23, 2022
Festbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 103 ratings