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RATINGS: 2648   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownaler (415) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Had this at a bar that had a 10 cent wing special. It was problably the best thing they had there other than Bass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Sharp aroma gives the first impression of this beer. An undue amount of hops and a syrupy smell both offset the fact that this Octoberfest looks good in the glass. There is a similar variety of flavors, but the malt and hops never acheive a balance, or the complexity, that are characteristic of a good beer in this style. A healthy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (760) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Distinction is among the factors that keeps me coming back to this falvorful beer. wonderfully crafted taste, beautiful amber color, great going down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Clear amber color, big off white head. Very malty, lots of caramel and a bit of brown sugar. Fairly sweet, light bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Bright shiny attractive label. Pours transparent amber with a tall tan head, slowly dissipates. Aroma is fruity -- apples and caramel, just like Halloween. Flavor is same but is a little thin and watery. Alcohol seems evident in the flavor, but it’s not overpowering given the malts. A decent Oktoberfest from a mass market brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Draft. Sweet brown sugar malts giving way to caramel malts. Mildly hazy orange copper color with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Caramel chewy malts to start. Slightly sweet in the middle finishing with some mild hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Flavorful nutty aroma, consistent head, first Sam Adams in a long time. Need to re-explore this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidCC (130) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Never a let down from the Boston Beer company. This one is a tasty treat and one of the better octoberfest beers out there this time of the year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Poured amber with white head. Smells slightly fruity. Taste the same and goes down smooth. I liked this seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Poured amber with a dense white head that lasted until the end. Aroma was biscuity, light but fresh. Flavor had lots of malt, and nutty, a tad sweet but with a clean finish. Seemed a little thin, but overall a good effort.

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