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RATINGS: 2593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 Pours a brownish color with a hint of orange. Aroma is malty and a little bit sweet. Some roasted scents as well. Flavor starts off with a roasted malty flavor. The flavor lasts throughout the brew. A little bit of spiciness as well. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Sweet caramel malty aroma with a slight nutty/toasty smell to it. Pours red/copper. Taste starts malty sweet with a faint toasty finish. Alright brew, but really lacks the great taste of the real oktoberfest brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Suprisingly good Octoberfest beer for a big brewer. Great looking dark reddish brown good off-white head and some splotchy lacing. Good hop presence but not a taste is definently lacking a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2004 Now on tap at my house!! after drinking 2-3 pints a night for 2 weeks, its lost its novelty, and now starts to blend in with the back ground. Still good head and lace. Nice red/amber color, and it gets points for tasting great at room temp (which is 65 with the AC on).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopalotCassidy (12) - Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2004
As usual, SA puts out my "go-to" beer. Outstandingly crafted but no real surprises here. Golden Amber colour thin head, light brown color. Aroma is spicy/nutmeg-y and sweet -- (dare I say Pumpkin?) Mild malt expertly balanced with hops -- good body and a fine finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Solid Octoberfest. Nice reddish brown appearance with a thick off-white head. Slight roasted fruity aroma. Very smooth, sweet, malty flavor. A little weak, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 13, 2004
Pours brownish/orange with a tiny head. Very malty, with low hops. Smooth. Low flavor. Sweet. Average offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2004
well, they brought this back for fall so i might as well get it out of the way. not a whole lot of aroma to speak of. some sweet maltiness felt tingley on the back of my tongue very tart ending with a slightly bitter aftertaste. the aftertaste reminded me of diet cola for some reason.

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