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RATINGS: 2459   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Pretty straightforward marzen. Not going to blow anyone away with flavor, but solidly average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (327) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Caramel aroma, taste is caramel, toffee, malty, bready, aftertaste is short. Crisp and refreshing for a football game!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1630) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a dark amber colored body with a white head that fizzles out extremely quick with no lacing. The smell was malts, grains, and bread, but gives the essence of fall. The taste had some caramel, malts, and a decently low hop balance finishes really crisp and clean. The palate was about light/medium bodied with moderate carbonation smooth and refreshing. Overall, this is good for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cafgen (123) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
The first time I Tasted it was great, but the second time wasn't. You can smell the sweetness and spices. Dark amber color. An ok beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gopherfan99 (369) - CROATIA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle, pours amber with a small head. Nothing real fancy here for taste, just an average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdobbs (352) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
It pours a light amber orange with a pillowy off white head. Light toasted malt notes in the nose. More toast on the tongue with light floral from the hops. Definitely on the drier side (that’s a plus!). Not heavy or sweet. Solid

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (672) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Sam Adams is starting to baffle me with the similarities in their beers. Not much flavor here. Pretty much all I want to say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12 oz bottle. The pour is a dark amber with hints of orange. There is a decent off white head that fades down to a nice film, leaving a minimal lace at best. The aroma is pretty heavy in malt. There are some nice bready characteristics to is and a soft subtle hoppiness to it. The flavor is similar. There is a good caramely maltiness, and it's not overly drawn out. The flavor has a nice lingering slightly bitter aftertaste, and the mouth feel is light, but decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Your staple beer for october. Malty with some dried apricot, syrup and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Orange-amber in color, clear with a pleasant head and tight bubbled sticky lace. Aroma features a largely caramel smell. The malt is crisp with creamy milk sugars coming forward. Surprisingly, the alcohol warmth comes through, too. Very round, rich mouthfeel. The flavor comes late, but strongly. Hop is strictly a balancing act to the full crystal malt flavors. The hop is more present after the swallow, but the aftertaste is still more malt; it’s also long lasting.

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