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RATINGS: 2591   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%


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2951) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2004
On Tap at Kahootz Clear dark amber with a very nice long lasting white head and excellent lacing. Malty and slightly sweet aroma, like honey.Flavors were of honey, wet cardboard, malts and not much hops. Feel was very nice smooth and fairly heavy with a slight hops bite at the end. A tasty seasonal.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4899) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2004
This beer looks much better than it tastes. Initial flavor is slightly tart, but offensive. Doesn’t improve much at the end either. One of the few sam adams i’m not a fan of.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2004
orange/amber in color, thin white diminishing head. faint caramel but mostly grassy nose. light mouthfeel weak hop taste and finish. mild carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Really liked this beer. Has a bold flavor that is very apparent even after other beers and well into the night.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4629) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Reddish color with a medium sized head. Semi-malty aroma. Good malty taste with maybe a touch of nuts. Kind of dry. A nice suprise from Sammy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Light amber color. Smells similar to Sam Adams Lager but a little maltier. The flavor was very malty but also more hop flavor than most octoberfests, also a thicker palate than expected. A little heavy to drink all day but great to enjoy one or two.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Lightly Dark Red Coloring. Small Sandy Head. Aroma is Sweet...Apple.. Very Creamy Brew...Earthy Flavor, Malty...Little Dry...Some Spice...Mildly Sweet. A Decent Oktoberfest...Very Unobtrusive...Easy to Drink. And While Not Packed With Flavor...Still Very Enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2005 On tap. Brownish orange with small white head. Aroma is sweet surupy caramel. Taste is similar with earthy undertones. Not super.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Malty smell and taste, extremely unoffensive to the point I could drink this all night before , during and after a meal.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
The color is a nice orange brown. The taste is a bit nutty with a bit of spice, maybe almost a hint of pumpkin (did I say that outloud?). A bit hearty but fresh. A good fall brew.


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