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RATINGS: 2567   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%


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Copper color, very malty and some yeast flavor. Fruit taste lingering in the background. Some hops but not much to speak of. Overall decent and good for the fall season. But nothing I would rave about either.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Very simular to the vienna style offering from sam adams in my opinion... slight yeastiness.. maybe just a little more malty. Wonderful appearance!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Nice spiciness, good malt, very easy drinking. ---- previous rating 18 Mar 2003 somewhat malty, not very bitter, this is a typical SA offering: far better than BMC, but nothing like a good micro. drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10742) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2003
Bought at De Man van Drank, Rotterdam. Nice red amber color, firm frothy head. Fruity, somewhat smoky aroma. Lots of tropical fruit (peach) and pear in the flavor. Some hopbitterness. Nice and clean beer, maybe a bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XMB625 (30) - USA - MAR 3, 2003
Good seasonal beer by Sam Adams. Nice bronze color, slight hint of fruit taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Dark amber/copper. Some malt taste, but not as much as I've come to expect from the style. Also trace amounts of spices and a bit of sweet fruitiness in the background.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1016) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2003 Really a nice looking beer, with a good brownish amber color and off white head. Nose is lightly malty and spicy...nice, but not strong enough to be appreciated! The flavor is also nice, with some decent malt and spice character, though it fades a bit too fast off the tongue. Nevertheless, a strong seasonal effort from Sam Adams.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2003
October fest. Its February and I’m rating an October fest? Irony! Im going to the dinner. Quinn said he would buy me some rounds so I have to cut it short. Ware not what your brother wears but only a hand me down. Eat not what your brother eats unless its off his plate. Love not who your brother loves only if its his girlfriend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2003
This one pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is malty with a touch of caramel. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, the flavor is mostly malty, with a lingering sweet finish with butterscotch flavors. A drinkable offering from Sam Adams, definitely worth a try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2003
I like the way the flavors in this are distinct, straightforward, clean. It's easy to feel out the spicy hops and light doughy malt. It actually reminds be of Sean's weird "Irish Alt" homebrew. Probably uses similar hops.


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