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RATINGS: 2472   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%


3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dt32199 (5) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2001 does not count
A smooth, yet complex festival beer. One of BBC’s best

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spamalope99 (27) - USA - AUG 18, 2001

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2001
Great smooth-drinking fest beer! Great malty flavor - slightly roasted but not overpowering.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 3, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2009 I base this beer’s rating more on what it used to mean to me, rather than what it means to me now. This was one of the ’starter’ beers that got me into better beer drinking. It holds a special place because of that. Malty, a little hoppy, and just a small note of roastedness makes this a well rounded and likable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dead Rex99 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2001

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2001
Some malt, devoid of the minimal hops character which I expect in the background in this style. Faint chocolate notes seem to hide some of the maltiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2001
An interesting Oktoberfest offering, sporting the typical Sammy sourishness. Good served ice cold with some spicy pizza.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loucynt (101) - USA - MAY 16, 2001

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2001
Now here is a beer that kicks some major butt. Perhaps the best of the seasonals in my opinion ranking along side of the Spring Ale although dramatically different from the Spring. Octoberfest is the only true way to begin the fall season.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighlanderOne (1000) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 RERATE 1/2011 - Malt and spice aroma, with maybe some pumpkin. Walnut color, head dissapates and lacing remains. Nice flavor - kinda roasted malt with caramel. Great feel and finish. One of the better oktoberfests.


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