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RATINGS: 2657   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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Nice easy drinking brew. Pretty good for a big company, notthing to set the world on fire but drinkable if offered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Bottled: Nice toffee-malt flavor with a smooth, slightly bitter finish. Aroma of malt, apples and raisins. For a macro no one is as consistently good as SA. This is a quality example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Had thier latest version of octoberfest that I picked up yesterday. The label is different now than what is shown here. Its an ok beer but just nothing really special about it. Decent flavor but nothing exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Meh, your standard "octoberfest" beer. Malty, and fruity with nothing left to the imagination with a dry finish. It was free.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2004
On tap. No head. Had the color of an Octoberfest but that’s about it. No malt flavor at all. Tastes like your everyday crappy macro. I’ll have to try this again because the bar I had it in was questionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
I can’t believe I forgot to rate Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Seriously. But, saying that, not a great oktoberfest. The Paulaner and that whole gang just kind of play romper room on Sam’s head. Sorry buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 This isn’t bad. However compared to the Paulaner Oktoberfest and the Oktoberfish it doesn’t measure up. Pleasant tasting and easy to drink. This beer would be the best at shitty bars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6386) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2004 Bottle: Nice malty aroma with fruit and caramel. Pours a transparent amber with a nice wheat head with fair retention. Flavor is very malty with a nice strong caramel presence. Light fruit and bitterness in the finish. I don’t care if this is a macro, there’s no reason to rate it in the 2’s. Good beer with an average score that represents the macro bias.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2004
On draft at BW3s on High Street on the OSU campus in Columbus. Malty, funky brew. After a couple of swigs, I asked Colin to sample and we ended up trading it in for SA Lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Deep orange-amber color, with huge off-white head, great lacing. Aroma is malt heavy as you would expect. Caramel, toffee, toasted grain, buttery nuts, and faint spicy hops character. Flavor much the same. Caramel and toffee up front. Toasted grain with some Juicy Fruit through the middle, light spicy hop bitterness helps to balance out the flavor. Very clean, with full body and mouthfeel at the same time. Greta fall session beer. While this was one of my intros into craft beer, still have nothing but love for it. Believe the SA bias kills the score on this, not even top 10 in it’s style?

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