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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1633) - 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 (837) - 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 (3620) - 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) - Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 (1580) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2004
On tap. Pours a clear darkish read with a small head. Aroma is not that prominent, some light maltiness. Taste is too sweet with plenty of caramel, molasses and roastiness. Aftertaste has lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is pretty full and round. Not bad, but I wouldn’t seek it out again.

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