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RATINGS: 2654   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%


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 (3556) - 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 (5428) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4805) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Reddish color with a medium sized head. Semi-malty aroma. Good malty taste with maybe a touch of nuts. Kind of dry. A nice suprise from Sammy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Light amber color. Smells similar to Sam Adams Lager but a little maltier. The flavor was very malty but also more hop flavor than most octoberfests, also a thicker palate than expected. A little heavy to drink all day but great to enjoy one or two.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Lightly Dark Red Coloring. Small Sandy Head. Aroma is Sweet...Apple.. Very Creamy Brew...Earthy Flavor, Malty...Little Dry...Some Spice...Mildly Sweet. A Decent Oktoberfest...Very Unobtrusive...Easy to Drink. And While Not Packed With Flavor...Still Very Enjoyable.


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