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RATINGS: 2563   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%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours deep amber with thick white head. Carmel aromas with a sweet but malty aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickTStiles (785) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
pours a deep amber with a lasting white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma carries notes of stale lemons and popcorn but only if you really look for them, otherwise there is minimal nose. body is medium-thin, taste is a bit damp with notes of wet cardboard, oranges and corn. finish is slightly bitter. a forgettable, innocuous beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Caramel ruby colored, tan orangey colored head, little aroma, kinda sweet malty smell, malty hebal and hoppy, tasty

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darwenus (568) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
I like Samuel Adams more than not, and this is one of their better beers. It pours a slightly orange-brown with an average head. There is toffee and roasted nuts and a little bit of grassy hops in the smell. The flavor backs off the sweetness from the aroma a little bit. The hops are just over the malt on the tongue.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malkyore (215) - - 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 (183) - 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 (150) - 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 (154) - 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 (211) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
Dark amber color. Brownish head. Powerful aroma. Sweet. Caramel. Sweet taste. Not that bitter. Smooth body.


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