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RATINGS: 2653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The first thing you notice when pouring a glass of this seasonal beer is the color. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest has a rich, deep golden amber hue which itself is reflective of the season. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest is a malt lover’s dream, masterfully blending together four roasts of barley to create a delicious harmony of sweet flavors including caramel and toffee. The beer is kept from being overly sweet by the elegant bitterness imparted by the German Noble hops. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest provides a wonderful transition from the lighter beers of summer to the winter’s heartier brews.
Beer vintage abv varies from 5.0% to 5.5%


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
migwell (209) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2015
’Deep malt complexity and roasty sweetness’ it says on the label, and I would agree somewhat. It is malty and smells it, and it’s certainly sweet. Not that I find it pleasant or drinkable... for me it is far too cloyingly sweet and caramelly. Do not find this complex at all, but overall pretty bland and blah.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arseniq33 (38) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Served from a bottle to a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass. Pours a rich dark amber, with a thick, persistant head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is the same malt and caramel, but with a light bitterness. The body is kind of light and the finish a bit short, though. I would’ve expected something a bit bolder, I think. Far from being a bad beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorkenstein (257) - - OCT 27, 2015
Marzipan and toasted bread aromas. Taste is toasted bread, some honey, and caramel. I do notice a subtle apple like hop bite in the finish accompanied by light pepper spice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bavarian_Beer (32) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2015
On tap Pours an amber color with a thick off white head that just doesn’t quit. Malty, lightly toasted & sweet cheap beer aroma. Very sweet malty beer and incredibly smooth.Not true to style but drinkable. I guess is what octoberfest is all about. Excellent drinkability & flavor thats a little on the cheap malt liqoure side but done better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (1030) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear copper with disappearing foamy beige bubbles. Flavors are toasted cereals, molasses, toffee, butterscotch and leaves with fruity and nutty notes. Medium body, good carbonation, thin texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2015
22oz bomber into dimple mug. Best by March 2016. Aroma - Biscuits, toffee, caramel. Maybe a hint of cinnamon or nutmeg? Apperance - Very pretty deep, copper color with an off-white head. Spotty wisps of lacing. Taste - Semi-sweet caramel/ toffee at first followed by toasted bread. Biscuit flavors linger on the palate. Reserved floral hops enter the fold on the finish. Palate - Medium bodied. Dry finish. Overall - Sweeter than what I see as the principal examples of the style (Ayinger/ Sierra Nevada) but a very good American take.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oly (58) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Decent, but entirely forgettable. Poured from a bottle. Mild malty aroma, with a taste that you’d expect in an amber: sweet malt with a mild spice and very little hop presence. It was drinkable, but the malt didn’t have the spiced, complex caramel malt presence of better beers in the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seffle (389) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle from SB 151023. Beautiful clear coppery amber with lacing white head. Sweet aroma with toffee/treacle. Malty and bready palate with nice caramelle toffee but a nice bitter twist. Lasting roasted taste. Very nice, indeed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (246) - - OCT 18, 2015
I had it from the bottle. The aroma is caramel malt and barley. The taste is caramel, bread, hay, and some squash. I find a lot of their beers to be unnecessarily filling and heavy. It’s not a bad beer. It’s not the best interpretation of the style though.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MSBrindbergs (652) - Solna, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015
Flaska hos svärföräldrarna. Rödbrun vätska med vitt skum. Doftar lätt av malt och lite frukt. Smakar malt och lätt av torkad frukt. Ganska menlös. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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