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RATINGS: 2540   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%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dekester1 (318) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Tapper was orange-gold with a moderate head and lacing. Aroma was of malts and mild hops. Taste was nice with malts predominantly present. Finished with a mild hop bitterness. Palate was good. Overall, a good Octoberfest.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"nice toffee sweetness here, but otherwise it’s a very unassuming beer. not bad, but totally avoidable, as Sam Adam’s brews several beers way more exciting than this one. 2009-even a little more boring than year’s past. 2011 - 3.0 2012 - richer, fuller flavor & body! 2013 even better. What gives? My palate ain’t changing that much."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
konungen (53) - - OCT 17, 2014
Mörk orange/brun färg med gräddvitt skum. Lätt maltig smak med gott kryddigt inslag, lagom söt. En god oktoberöl. Flaska ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilnatp (587) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Tap. Pour is amber. Aroma of caramel and roast. Taste is a bit bland and sweetness overpowers the Nobel hops.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Travlr (12383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste is very sweet caramel, watery body. Plain and sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks its okay I think it is not as good oh well she is looking sexy with her new hair cut and pretty eyes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
pmorris (2) - Yucca Valley, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
I enjoyed this beer very much. Consistent flavor over two 6-packs bought on different sides of the country.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spjensen (92) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours deep amber with thick white head. Carmel aromas with a sweet but malty aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickTStiles (774) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
pours a deep amber with a lasting white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma carries notes of stale lemons and popcorn but only if you really look for them, otherwise there is minimal nose. body is medium-thin, taste is a bit damp with notes of wet cardboard, oranges and corn. finish is slightly bitter. a forgettable, innocuous beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jds2008 (11) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Caramel ruby colored, tan orangey colored head, little aroma, kinda sweet malty smell, malty hebal and hoppy, tasty


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