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RATINGS: 2579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (596) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This is a very good "Oktoberfest" beer. It has a nice reddish light brown color. Has a nice blend of malt and a touch of hops, A good readily available autumn beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dequevedo (10) - BRAZIL - MAR 27, 2015
Cerveja leve, agradável. Baixa carbonatação, levemente doce, coloração caramelo. Bem refrescante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3/7/15 (Bottle) - Caramel colour pour with minimal white head. Negligible carbonation. Smelled of sugar, caramel and hops. Sweet tasting beer, with a trace of caramel. Thin texture, light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (1441) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2015
On tap at Mc Mahon’s Public House, Brooklyn. Pours amber with off-white head. Malty aroma and flavor, slightly citric, caramel. Sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5438) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
Appearance: Hazy amber color with a fine thick off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Bready, fruity and mild hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, bready, fruity and mild hoppy.
Overall impression: I liked this one. Nice tasty and easy drinkable.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bennetporter (313) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours from a bottle copper with a medium off-white head with medium bubbles. Aroma is of caramel, flavor is of same, some bitterness towards end. Mouthfeel is full, almost buttery. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersammich (71) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours with a caramel color. Tastes of caramel, malts, and sweetness in general. I’ve had this beer quite a few times over the years and it seems to vary over the years. My favorite being when it first came out. The possibility of my tastes changing are there though. I don’t dislike this beer. I had this from tap and bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1536) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
A bit on the sweet as side for a marzen, but for the most part it’s typical for the style, is which is meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
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.

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