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RATINGS: 2575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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%


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Beautiful orange/amber color, thin head that doesn't last, but does exist. A little bitter, pleasantly thick palate. Better than any other lager that's equally easy to find - but still a lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Orange color with a somewhat thin head that is barely present. Sweet and malty overall with some spices (nutmeg, cinnamon)that add character. Finish was unpleasant-metallic and a bit acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (985) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Nice orangey/coppery color with a white head that doesn't last. A good Oktoberfest - you can taste the quality in it (as with all of the Sam Adam's brews).

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Best before 03/04-12oz bottle. Deep copper\amber colour. Poured with almost no head what was there was vey quickly dissipating. Slightly grassy/ hoppy nose. Light to medium body...Fairly bitter to start. Very earthy prescence descent hops-metallic finish. Not unpleasant overall.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2003
I look forward to Sam's Octoberfest every year. Just the right balance of sweetness, heartiness and color. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chino242 (10) - USA - NOV 20, 2003
The fall seasonal from Sam Adams. This beer makes me wish that fall came around more often. Nice color, smooth taste, not too bitter, not too sweet. Wish that there was a thicker head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2003
On Tap. Good head. Nice fall-inspired, amber coloring. Malty, hint of orange rind. Toffee. Sweet. Very hearty. Overall not a bad Oktoberfest beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2003
Orange brown with firm white head. Buttery aroma with toffee tones. Unfortunately my taste notes seem to have disappeared but I will get back to you on the flavour part. As I recall it was vey velvety with tones of toffee, fruit and spices

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Not at all a bad beer. This is an attractive looking, amber colored beer. The aroma is pleasant with a slight maltiness and fruity notes. The initial flavor is moderately bitter and finishes lightly acidic and bitter.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2003
A very boring and trite take on the Oktoberfest tradition. IMO Sam Adams sucks now, and I have not like their beers for quite sometime and this is no exception. Flavor is very light and thin, watered down and bland.


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