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RATINGS: 2451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2002
This was the first Octoberfest beer that I ever had. I used to think it was the best beer ever. Well times have changed and, thanks to this site, I have expanded my knowledge of beer. It is still good, but it lacks the flavor of some of the German breweries. It is very smooth and has little to no bitterness to it. Overall it is a good beer that is would get again if the German beers were not available...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2002
A nice copper color. Nice malt flavors, but a bit thin overall. Slightly sweet and fruity.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Solid amber color. I love this beer! Balanced roasty malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2002
A easy drinking quaffer for those that want to drink liters but can’t get to germany. Some nice subtle flavors as it warms up so get a large one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2002
a somewhat bland octoberfest beer, with an annoying aftertaste, somewhat nutty and too much carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2002
Mildly malt nose with as the description says, slightly fruity flavors. A bit tart with some wood flavors too. Being a bit thin and bland keep it average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Re-Rate: I can’t seem to decide about this one. But I think I’ve decided it’s a bit cloying and not very complex in flavor. Sweet smell and taste, followed by a hoppy taste that finishes it off fairly well. But I would not buy it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Golden, hazy, decent head. Very floral and crisp nose. Caramel and pears in flavor, well balanced malt profile. Slight bit of hoppiness, nice dry finish, good mouthfeel. Nicely done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - SEP 3, 2002
Sweet nose of grass, pine, flowers, and toasted malt. Pours a clear medium ruby copper. The huge off-white creamy head is fully lasting with excellent lacing. The balanced flavor starts sweet and finishes with a rich toasted bitterness. Very low acidity. The medium creamy body is very soft and smooth. The finish feels a bit dry. Very quaffable. Excellent brew with much subtle character.


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