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RATINGS: 2571   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%


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 (10449) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Octoberfest is the fall seasonal from the Boston Brewing Company. It pours to a beautiful deep orange color with a fluffy off-white head. The smell is malty and the taste is malty and nutty with a slight hint of hops. The aftertaste is sweet and slightly fruity. This beer is richly flavorful and yet light enough to go with most any cool weather fare from franks and beans to glazed pork roast with apples to macaroni and cheese. One or two bottles put carefully aside might even work with a holiday turkey dinner.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Poured a translucent medium copper. Not much head, nor lacing. Flavor was decent. maltiness was not overpowereing. Sweetness in the taste as well, but not syrupy or sickning. Not much hops presence and had a pleasant aftertaste I just couldn't put my finger on. It's been described as fruity, but I don't know if that hits the mark either. This is better than Leinenkugels, and only the 2nd Octerberfest I've had as yet, but I like it enough to drink it again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1085) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2003
A little different octoberfest... seemed kinda thick to me. Pours a nice dark color with decent head from the bottle. Too malty for the style if you ask me. I did, however, drink quite a bit of it last month... strong and tasty would sum it up I guess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2003
copper color, decent head medium bodied with a hint of fruit. malty a little floral. not very hoppy, like other sam adams. good beer.


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