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RATINGS: 2459   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%


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2003 Amber color with a small beige head. Slight malt aroma. Flavor of caramel malt, wheat and butter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2001
Beautiful to look at and pleasant enough to drink, but underwhelming. Not in the same league as the Ayinger Octoberfest; not by a long shot.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wookie619 (10) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2001
damn this beer really kick the other sam adams brews asses, its fun to come home to a cold one of these

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 5, 2001
carmel aroma, very southern germanish. kind of a wheaty taste, carmel and malty for sure. huge creamy head. I dont like sam adams alot of time, but this is good, and im out of UTAH!!!!!!!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - OCT 2, 2001
Nice head and color. Was a bit dissapointed though. Not what I expected in an Octoberfest. True it is malty and slightly fruity and the bitterness was correct. I guess you can’t make a good Octoberfest with American Grains. Sorry Boston BC, back to the brew pot!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StoutOrDeath (119) - USA - OCT 1, 2001
Witht he exception of the Cream Stout, I really just don;t like Sam Adams beer. This si no exception. Not terrible, but not my choice. Fair is the best I can say.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtmoney99 (9) - SUNY ALBANY, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2001 does not count
A very good fall beer. Makes you feel like you are in a small New England Town.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2001
A solid Fest beer. Sweet, malty nose preceeds good malt profile. Hearty with a slightly floral aroma and taste. Average orange-copper color and minimal head. Not great, but good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2001
first octoberfest beer i’ve ever had and it was great.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsto2299 (4) - USA - SEP 28, 2001 does not count
This is a truly hearty lager that makes one ponder the fall and its colors and aromas. Its ’smokey’ flavor just adds to the strong malt taste and mild hop aftertaste.


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