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RATINGS: 2655   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%


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
dark amber color, off white head, nicely carbonated, sweet and malty, slightly hoppy and finishes nicely

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 4, 2005
drk red with a strong carmel taste very easy to drink good beer for a good price

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - APR 4, 2005
Draught, dark amber color, minimal white head, moderate carbonation, full with hops lingering into a nutty taste. not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2556) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Tap: thin brownish red body. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of hops - grassy. It comes off a little watery and finishes bitter with a predictable and mass produced like flavor. This score drops lower and lower each time I have it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1465) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Nice red beer with a full flavour and smooth finish. Another quality Sam Adams product. I doubt I will buy it again, but if offered I wouldn’t object.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Very pretty reddish - actually very reddish beer with a somewhat confined head. Very aromatic and extremely tasty. Sweetish spiced virh moderate hoppiness. Well of course the Americans also brews an OctoberFest Bier, and they do it well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Overly sweet malt, with a strong caramel flavor. Notes of spice and brown sugar are also floating around. Drank it out of the bottle, so unsure on appearance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Poured a deep clear ruby red with a cinammon aroma. Taste was cinammon, molasses, and spice..sweet almost like brown sugar and a bit of hops near the end.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Overly smooth Oktoberfest style beer. Sweet caramel-flavor with a bit of hoppiness in the aftertaste. A tasty seasonal, and a nice change of pace from other beers of this style. Better than average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Not the best beer of this style but it is probably my favorite beer by Sam Adams. Very smooth and a little malty. Definately a good introduction to this style


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