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RATINGS: 2654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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%


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (11785) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Tap at Logan Terminal E. It pours clear deep amber with a small white head. The nose is sweetish, caramel, toffee, fudge, toasty grain, brown bread and cereal. The taste is bitter - sweet, toasty, toffee, salted caramel, bread, cereal and nut with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Simple, but drinkable enough.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Criz (344) - - SEP 28, 2015
Foamy white head, pours a deep Amber color. Color if the highlight of this beer. Aromas of pennies, and stale caramel, light malts. Weak flavor profile. Leaves dry palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stephane_Houle (229) - - SEP 25, 2015
Apparence: D?une couleur ambrée caramel translucide, elle est coiffée d?une mousse moyenne d?une durée moyenne. Effervescence légère avec des bulles de très petite taille. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de malt caramélisé et légèrement épicé. Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps moyen. Au goût, c’est des flaveurs malt caramélisé avec des notes épicées. Finale moyenne, avec une légère effervescence et aucune amertume. Commentaires: Bière intéressante avec un bon sucré résiduel. Pour bénéficier de plus de complexité, mais somme tout, une excellente réussite surtout avec une lager. Fiche technique Style: Oktoberfest Format: 12 oz Taux d?alcool : 5,3 %

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nels0wn (10) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2015
A quite opaque beer with a distinct amber color. Limited head that dissolves quickly. Smells very much like one would expect from an Octoberfest. Toasty and floral scent. I feel like the carbonation entirerly dominates this beer, so much so that any additional flavor is in the background. Which is a huge shame since this could be quite a compelling beer. After the carbonation-boom, it’s quite subtle - but that might be attributed to the fact that the initial kick numbs your buds. This beer looks and smells the part, but the feel is disastrous.

2.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
rolfc81 (145) - - SEP 23, 2015
At RDU before big trip. Mediocre, lack of flavor or creaminess.......................

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (241) - Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is light caramel, light roast, and a hint of bread. Flavor is caramel, some roast and bread, and a hint of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1226) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2015
Flaska från SB. Lätt kakig och karamellig arom. Börjar sött med lite antydan av honung som sedan matchas av en ren beska.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
labattslover74 (72) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Rusty brown with thin off white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, and hops. Taste of the same. I look forward to this beer when it comes out in fall, one of my favorite seasonal brews.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moebbels (670) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
A clear, pretty dark amber body with a quickly settling head. Nose has mild notes of noble hops and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty with a mildly bitter short finish. Lively carbonation and slick medium palate. A good and straightforward beer but a bit malty and heavy for the style, the spicy character is also lacking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tekstr1der (343) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Nothing special here. Pours a decent-looking auburn with thin off-white top. Aroma has some good caramel notes, but is dominated by a smell similar to adjunct brews. Flavor is decent, with some nice toasted notes. The over-carbonation ruins an otherwise okay beer. The finish is harsh simply due to bubble-count.


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