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RATINGS: 2686   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Copper color minimal head. Very faint taste of chocolate. Liked that the hops was noticeable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Not one of Sam Adam’s best. It’s OK, but I much prefer other Marzen’s (such as Gordon Biersch.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2004
Sam Adams makes good beers, this one is not one of the best though. Nice ruby colour, low head. Palate is a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Had this on tap. Nice frothy head with good malt nose. Slight sweet aste with choclate hiding somewhere. Paired well with prime-rib.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RONCOD (238) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 Amber color with a thin white head. It had a sweet malty, caramel flavor. One of my favorites from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kane (111) - USA - OCT 22, 2004
I always like it when I see Oktober’s on the shelves as it is my favorite time of year. This is a decent beer, having a sweet malty character to it, that it typical of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2004
Very clear amber brown with no head. Strange nose of roasted nuts. Med weight with lingering finish. Flavors of light roasted malt, some nuttiness and a possibly butter. Maybe tainted but even then not very impressive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Not impressed. Surprisingly dark, Copper red color. Sharp taste and aroma. Not the normal malty sweetness of the style. Could not even finish it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownaler (553) - 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 (1656) - 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.

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