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RATINGS: 2459   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (267) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours mahogany in color with thin white head that dissipates. Mild carbonation over roasted malt aromas. Malty and caramely, typical of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (451) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Caramal, toasty, bready, spices. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Slightly malty and bitter, toffee and caramel tones with some spice. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, spiced finish. O- Not a staple octoberfest beer. Sam Adams just hasn’t matched what Octoberfest beers from Europe can do yet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bb: 01/2011 A: Orange ale with exceptional clarity. Single finger loosely packed off white head dissipates to a thin sheet of the same. No lacing. S: Soft, sweetened malts with vienna caramelesque tones. Honey, vanilla and a slight over-steeped green tea smell in there. No hops, none expected. Decent T: sweet, standard malty marzen. I can’t say I find this much different from their flagship lager, but it does have a bit more of a butter flavor in there. M: Medium body with high carbonation. Prefer a hint less carb on the style. O: Well crafted, far from the best marzen’s available. Serving type: bottle 03-22-2011

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdiBeer (876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Aroma: caramel malts. Appearance: Amber with little white head. Taste: sweetish. Palate: caramel, slight hint of bitterness towards the end. Overall: very drinkable Oktoberfest. Pint at Gordon Ramsey Pub&Grill, Las Vegas.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cannernation (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Solid Malt Octoberfest with coffee & caramel aroma, pours with a minimal head and a nice amber color, medium body with a bitter finish, a good beer

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Nice amber color with a big creamy head. Sweet malty flavor. Not the greatest Octoberfest you can get but it’s still pretty solid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrownALEx (262) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
No real aroma, faint malt and lager yeast detected. Pours a dark amber with a big ’ole head. Taste is sweet that leads to a malty backbone. Body is medium with nice carbonation. Overall, it is not one of the best Octoberfest out there but it is the most available. Does that count for anything?

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gridfather (26) - - NOV 24, 2013
9/14/13 poured from bottle into pint glass. Dark amber head which quickly dissipates. Light carbonation. Very subtle aroma of beer. Color is beautiful copper and maple syrup. Light but flavorful body. Very drinkable. Not outstanding but an excellent session beer. I would drink this all night. ---Rated via the Gridfather

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
355ml bottle, pours deep golden brown, very malty backbone, caramel and toffee, not much hop aroma but the malt is balanced with a crisp bitter finish. Carbonation lively. Quality strong lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2133) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
11/1/2009. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Roasted malt, caramel and light fruit aromas. Sweet malty flavors with caramel, light fruit and hops. Good beer for the style.


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