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RATINGS: 2657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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%


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Apricot, and other dried fruit tastes, wheat, malt. Nice thin lasting head though, below average Oktoberfest, and kinda watery.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2004
another good outing from our boys over at the bbc. malt, caramel, and slight hop tastes that all go down smooth. i really enjoyed this 12 pack, but thought it was much better on tap. will continue to look foward to this octoberfest brew year after year.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Auburn orange color and soapy head that only stays around momentarily. Im sitting back enjoying this beer thinking fall has begun and Sam Adams did a good job with this Octoberfest. Sweet with a nice thick malt presence and no overwhelming flavours that drown my tastebuds. Has a distinct spicy aftertaste but good all around for the season.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Chipper tasting. Slightly sweet. Flower-harvesty tasting. Nice rich orange color. I enjoyed this as a well balanced Oktoberfest beer. Compliments the season well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Good color, smelled good too. Strong flavor that lasted. This is second only to fezziwig from Sam.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Draft (nellos). Pour a beautiful dark brown/orange, with a bubbley white head, no lacing to be seen. Aroma nutty sweetness, with honey overtones, fruity earthyness, and pissy malts. Body was thin and very carbinated. Flavors of nutty earthyness, like toasted almonds, sweetness, and an ever so small backbone of hops. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3738) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2004
On Tap at Kahootz Clear dark amber with a very nice long lasting white head and excellent lacing. Malty and slightly sweet aroma, like honey.Flavors were of honey, wet cardboard, malts and not much hops. Feel was very nice smooth and fairly heavy with a slight hops bite at the end. A tasty seasonal.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (5536) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2004
This beer looks much better than it tastes. Initial flavor is slightly tart, but offensive. Doesn’t improve much at the end either. One of the few sam adams i’m not a fan of.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2004
orange/amber in color, thin white diminishing head. faint caramel but mostly grassy nose. light mouthfeel weak hop taste and finish. mild carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Really liked this beer. Has a bold flavor that is very apparent even after other beers and well into the night.


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