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RATINGS: 2654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (33427) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2002
An amber beer with a good head. The aroma is a nice fruitiness. The flavor is very filling and of a good maltblend, it ends on a slight bitter note. A nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Another hohum special beer from Sam Adams. Drinkable nothing special

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Hey for a mass produced beer this is still a damn good octoberfest

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Supaflyfresh99 (97) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
THis is pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1838) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 Nice orangy color. Not as malty as other American Marzens. Still retains a significant hop bite. Sweetish, but nor overly so. Not bad, but not very impressive either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2002
This was my exact impression of a well rounded beer by Sam Adams. Had a pint of this on tap last night. The aroma was slightly malty, and the appearance was a dark brown with hints of amber and no head apparent. The tastes of malt, and something to the order of peach danced in my mouth and left a decent aftertaste. My only problem was with the commerical description...what bitterness??? Overall a good brew, especially when out at the bar and on tap.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (802) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Surprisingly good! Nice head, little lace. Color is a satifying orange and clear. Flavor is decent, but not outstanding. A nice change.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
2002. Caramelly-orange, low carbonation, diminishing head. Pleasant, mild caramel malt aroma. Rather bittersweet flavor, clean tasting, albeit subdued. Something seems a bit off in the finish, I can’t really pick it out. This is about what I expected from Sam Adams.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3729) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
amber with lasting creamy tan head.Good Lace. Faint hops, faint malt. Underflavored

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nonians99 (8) - hingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2002 does not count


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