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RATINGS: 2504   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%


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2001
Slightly sweet, very smooth.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WubbyG99999 (11) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2001
so smooth, hard to believe its a beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2001
Nice head and I like the clear,carmel color. Strong alcohol aftertaste. Pretty good Oktoberfest.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2001
A good Oktoberfest, but the alcohol after taste is strong and gives the impression of rubbing alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2001
Excellent color, strong, fruity aroma. I had this on tap and it tasted very fresh, reminded me of a 2 week old ale. Very clean and crisp with great maltiness and floweriness. I’m having more of this definitely.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1517) - 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!


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