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RATINGS: 2539   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%


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malkyore (193) - - OCT 8, 2014
You pretty much know that you’re in for at least a decent thing when you order a Sam Adams product... This beer is a beautiful color, it tastes like an oktoberfest beer... Malty and lagery, slightly refreshing then fizzy yellow water but eons more delicious....

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukedarock (170) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Prefer this version out of the many others that are massively produced products, not too bad I seem to buy every year

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rperez (144) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Rich seasonal beer from Samuel Adams, this is my go to beer for the season as it is available everywhere! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (120) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Nice, amber-coloured beer. Smooth, still nice aroma but could in general benefit from more flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
This has a little more body than the Boston Lager, and it is a little deeper in color. Medium hops and a nice malt distinguish this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMA (182) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
Dark amber color. Brownish head. Powerful aroma. Sweet. Caramel. Sweet taste. Not that bitter. Smooth body.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Rated from notes taken 10 Oct 13 -- This is my favorite Sam Adams regular series seasonal, although Sam goes downhill in my taste buds every year. On a head-to-head with some German Oktoberfests, this pales in comparison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vulcanmeister (199) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours from a 12 oz bottle a clear copper with a small white head that dissipates over a couple of minutes. The aroma is fresh roast and caramel. The taste is sweet roast, light spices, dried apricots, and caramel. The palate is is medium-bodied and medium carbonation. Nice lingering smooth finish of malt, spice, and a bit of fruit. First time to try this seasonal ale, and I can say it won’t be the last!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (216) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 BBD 1/15. Clear amber pour with a deep dark ruby hue. Excellent head, lacing and retention. Light nose of biscuit and caramel with notes of spice. Light medium body with a somewhat slick texture. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. The taste profile is reasonably balanced and complex, but has an aftertaste that is metallic. It begins with a light caramel sweetness that flows into a mild bitterness. The middle is mostly mineral in nature over a light hop spiciness. Throughout the profile is a metallic undercurrent that rises to the forefront in the finish and lingers as an off flavor. Having had this many times in the past, this version is sub par. I’ll consume the rest of the 6 pack and adjust this review as warranted. The rest of the 6 pack did not have the metallic flaw, so I’ve adjusted the ratings. A good, but not outstanding, Oktoberfest.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Nice sweet taste. Missing in body and balance, but quite enjoyable. This is not my favorite style


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