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RATINGS: 2674   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2006 A really good fall beer because it has a fruitiness and spiciness that is reminiscent of the season. Full of malt flavor and just enough hops to make it interesting. This is a must try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2004
11.30.04 12oz bottle. Light caramel color with fizzy, brainy, fading off-white head. Aromas are sour, wet leaves, pepper. Flavors are peppery, sharp, vegetal, cabbage, toffee. Finishes wet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Descent. While I tend to like more bitterness in an Oktoberfest, Sam Adams does something that few can. It makes a smooth Oktoberfest with enough complexity in its malts to provide a tiny bite through the backdoor. A full bodied and well spiced beer with caramel and nutmeg hints, it’s got enough going for it to make it over the fence between descent American Oktoberfest and shameful attempts that fell short of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Nice amber brown color. About an inch of head on top of it. Very sweet. Not entirely to my liking but a decent Oktoberfest style. Nothing really special about it though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Pour is brown with a small head. Aroma is a bit malty. Flavor is malty but with a lasting hop presence. More hoppy then a typical marzen but its ok for those looking for something different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6723) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 One of my favorites in this style. Nothing signals the coming of fall to me like football and this beer. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright orange-chestnut color with a medium sized tan head that lingered. The aroma was tangy caramel, a bit dusty and had light fruity undertones. . The flavor was tangy, sour caramel, light apple and pear. Sour caramel and tangy fruits on the long finish. Moderately full bodied. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Pours dark amber, not much head. Flavor is caramel, nuts, a little fruity. There is a little hop bitterness, the finish is light and dry. A fair offerering.

   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.

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