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RATINGS: 2684   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 22, 2005
pretty good malt and flowery hop aroma. copper color. malty flavor with hints of banana and a slight hop finish. smooth and mild palate. nothing robust but good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2005
This was ok, but I just can’t get the taste for this style of beer. It tasted pretty much like any other Octoberfest I’ve had. Ok, but not great. It had a great apperance, but thats all I can say for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Poured a deep copper orange. Aroma of freshly toasted bread. Nice sweet roasty flavor. Hops are slightly noticeable to round out a nice brew. Get it when it comes to the stores so you can have a nice fresh sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZOSOMAN12020 (28) - Malta, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2005
New ’05 batch; bottled 7/30/05,per date code. Extremely fresh taste-one of the freshest bottled beers I’ve tasted. Flavor very consistent year-to-year, malty, smooth, very drinkable. This is the earliest I’ve ever seen this in the stores; Heck it’s still Summer....but it’s good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2005
Not a giant fan of this one -- just not a huge marzen fan I suppose, but this one had a lot of malty gooiness and not a lot else. Emph.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2005
this might be my favorite sam adams beer. it has such a good flavor and smooth drinkablity. a good holiday beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JazzyJonas (11) - USA - JUN 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 All of the flavors are balanced and subtle. The aroma reminds me of freshly baked white bread and caramel being melted from another room. Hops are clean and young tasting and less bitter than other S A beers. I have a few friends who like this but don’t like the Boston lager. One of my absolute favorite beers. Look for it in late September. If you see me this Fall, I’ll have one in hand!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 Pours dark copper/orange, aroma of malt, spices, alcohol, and citrus. The flavor was malty, smooth, sweet, and a good body. My favorite octoberfest i ever tasted, definitely a nice finish, a beer i enjoy drinking. Is much better on tap than bottle, tap 4.0/ bottle 3.5 funny how it can make such a difference. My favorite quality about this Oktoberfest is the full malty body it has.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Appearance is a bright amber/brown. Thin white head that quickly dissipates. No lace. Lots of carbonation. Not much to the smell. Heavy sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel. Tastes of malt and caramel like the smell. Bitter aftertaste. A bit weak tasting. Medium-bodied. This is a solid brew and quite drinkable but there is nothing special or distinctive from this beer. There are alot better Oktoberfests out there, unfortunately they don’t seem to be available around here.

   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

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