commonmac (403) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the seasonal sampler pack. Poured into snifter glass. Deep amber color with a nice and quickly dissipating head. Aroma has sweetness as it’s primary motivation. Some of the bready, cereal elements that are found in other Oktoberfest variations. Taste leans towards sweet characteristics much more than other Oktoberfest beers I’ve sampled. Bubble gum. Almost a candy-like quality. Thin mouthfeel especially at the finish. For a mainstream brewery, it’s actually not a bad effort. Almost feels mis-classified in the Oktoberfest category.
jsporrer (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another of the Samuel Adam’s brew that I like. It has a variety of spices that give it a distinctive flavor. Nothing sweet or harsh about it, just a smooth flavorful beer you can sit back enjoy.
allmyvinyl (4220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear dark amber, thin white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel. Taste is light sweet, touch of bitterness at the back. OK, but not exciting.
Homer321 (2117) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the in laws on thanksgiving. Nose is malty. Lightly spicy. Taste is a lot less flavorful than I remember. Meh.
djaquay (133) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour under a thick off white head and heavy lacing. Nice and sweet, little bitter in the finish. Nicely drinkable.
OStout33 (4) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice flavor out of can with clear, pale color. Regular level of carbonation
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stef73 (257) - - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pris lors d un voyage a nyc on na une biere qui se caracterise par des note caramelise et de caffe avec coyte malte c est une classique de ce type c est qui se bois bien
colemanbeer (5) - Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear see through carmel red light brown color with small white head off bottle pour. Taste of carmel and nice balance between maltiness and sweetness. Not very hoppy or bitter. Crisp roasted taste on ending.
commonshawn (446) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper. Bottle. Smells malty. Sugary flavor , more sweet bubble gum than expected for the style. Some spice. Not bad .
Yinzerita (17) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very small hint of some sugary goodness maybe caramel. Somewhat impressed because i normally dislike sam adams beers but this had a solid kick to it and great taste which again is all that matters.