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RATINGS: 2575   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3754) - 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)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (945) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1111) - 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.

3.5
   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

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 (1723) - 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 (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 (1077) - 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.


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