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RATINGS: 2648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
micmillon18 (35) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seffle (360) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (193) - - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MSBrindbergs (643) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevmeister37 (3) - - OCT 16, 2015 does not count
One of the best beers I ever had would drink it again has a nice taste money well spent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmanigold (108) - Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Sweet malty aroma. Malty and slightly bitter taste. Average Octoberfest but better than a lot of others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (434) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: Deep amber pumpkin brown, and very little carbonation. Aroma: Roasted malts. Taste: Malty and bitter. Palate: Thin and easy to drink. Overall: Good for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Georgerohlfing (2) - - OCT 12, 2015 does not count
Delicious complicated beer with a great aroma and a great look. Would definitely get this again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1521) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
Liquide pétillant de couleur cuivre rougeoyant, limpide et mince, avec un nez de sucre d’orge, de céréales grillées et de baies. En bouche, c’est sucré mais pas trop, avec une finale langoureuse qui se termine sur une toute petite amertume. Des notes de prunes, de fraises et de sucre d’orge complètent le tableau. Très bien faite pour le style, elle allie saveurs justes, complexité intéressante, et haute buvabilité.

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