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RATINGS: 2579   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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Has a strong alcohol smell and taste. Very thin consistency. Tastes kinda laundry watery, or what I imagine laundry water would taste like. It messed up my pool game bad too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2002
Has a clear amber colour. Decent head. The aroma is a little fruity with a note of caramel. Feels smooth while drinkink and has a little alcaholic aftertaste. Has notes of berries in the aftertaste as well. Not the best Sam A. i’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 17, 2002
This one tastes like a watered down stout to me. Pretty good taste, but nothing extraordinary. Sweet and fruity with the slightest hop in the swallow. A good one to give to your yellow-macro buddies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sethatuml (38) - USA - SEP 16, 2002
Smooth drinking. Almost a sour flavor to it. A little different taste in the 2002 batch than there was in the 2001 batch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3801) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Distinctive sweetness with a late and light hint of bitterness. Some fruitiness too (late summer fruits, not coincidentally, perhaps). But ultimately more plain than I would have liked. (bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2002
A drinkable octoberfest, but it seems that Sam Adams has produced this one for the masses. This one is definitely missing some things. Not nearly as good as its Boston competiton from Harpoon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1119) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
A good attempt at an Octoberfest. I had it on draft and it went down easily enough. However, it is missing the overall body of some of the better Germans.A decent nose tells you what it is, but it remains a little this with some nice fruity flavors. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002
great beer, definetly great for a few with freinds

   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...

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

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