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RATINGS: 2669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2003
This one pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is malty with a touch of caramel. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, the flavor is mostly malty, with a lingering sweet finish with butterscotch flavors. A drinkable offering from Sam Adams, definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2003
I like the way the flavors in this are distinct, straightforward, clean. It's easy to feel out the spicy hops and light doughy malt. It actually reminds be of Sean's weird "Irish Alt" homebrew. Probably uses similar hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2003
IIts malty, like it should be, not as smooth as the German versions, lacks that bread like flavor instead its almost ale like in flavor. Good beer not great like most of Sam’s beer’s but not one of the best of this style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Very good, a great style of beer, alcohol was well concealed with smooth maltiness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 16, 2003

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sawicz (9) - USA - JAN 16, 2003 does not count
It's too bad this is a seasonal beer. I'm blaming that on the government. Just because.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
A bit malty not very hoppy not special. If you want a good maerzen then go with Gordon Biersch or Sudwerk

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Metallic characteristics present; not malty enough, both in the taste and the aroma. Slightly fruity, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2003 Large frothy head, amber/light brown appearance. Hint of caramel. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Well this smells great and has a pretty copper color. Good start. The taste is very sweet and finishes the same, a tad off though. As we venture further to the bottom it begins to get a little swilly and the taste swampy. Not as bad as it sounds though. I dont think I could do a 6 pack of this. Finishes watery, kind of like iced tea.

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