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RATINGS: 2563   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 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1064) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ingevara (816) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 Robust head and a robust aroma with many nuanced flavors. It’s very orange, very malty and a well balaned sweetness. Perhaps not a very classic oktoberfest beer, but surely not worse. I like it a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Orange hue with small frothy off-white head and some lace. Roasted malt aroma with a touch of citrus and sourdough yeast esters. Taste starts malty sweet then follows with a mildly fruity twang. A bit acidic on finish. Medium-bodied with a dry and fizzy mouthfeel. An okay brew, better than most Sam Adams beers, drinkable much like the now available Winter Lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Ok saw this for the first time today so had to try a 12 oz bottle ( 2003 of course). I like the look of this beer..a bright ..crystal clear amber colour..with a lovelly sized off white head..nice carbonation strings present. Good hearty malty aroma..slightly chocolaty..fresh..good. mm taste is rather nice malts to begin with than that fades to leave a strange astrigency..its not totally repulsive but its weird none-the-less. Average on the palate..a little cloying Its drinkable..but Im not sure if i could mangae more than one..this doesn't even come close to the Spaten or Paulaner Oktoberfests

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Dark amber with a modest beige head. The aroma and flavor were fuller than I had expected...nutty, earthy, malty sweet, and spicy. Moderate mouthfeel...semi-dry finish. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UNCCTF (494) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Very deep amber coloring. Nice malty flavor, but needs some hops for balance. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Had this on tap at Logan airport: One of Sam Adams' better beers. Has a decent malty presence and deep copper color. Nice sweetness throughout, but lacking in the refined hop presence. A decent and easily drinkable oktoberfest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2003
This one is a bit darker than its counterparts. The one I had was plenty malty, with a little extra on the chocolate side, and low on hops and bitterness. I expected a little better carbonation. It seemed flat and had a very thin head. Although this beer is truly excellent when on sale for 2$ a 20oz glass, in general I would not recommend it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Well there has never been a SAmuel Adams beer that excites me. This was nothing more than a darkened Sam Adams Lager. I was not impressed at all except to say that it was not bad. The taste was slightly metallic even though I had it on tap.


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