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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%


4.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iron_maiden (18) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2013 is one of the Best batches I have tasted to date.. The past 2 years have been average at best but this year it is outstanding ! Taste like sweet malt caramel, orange zest, dark fruits and toffee with a sweet spicy sticky fruit finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an amber colour with medium head. Aroma of spices, hops. Taste is spices, fruits. Pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (494) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours a transparent, copper/auburn with a half-finger, off-white head that thins to a film fast. Aroma is large with big notes of caramel, bread, hallertauer hops, and a touch of raisins, dark fruits, sweet potato, and spices. Taste is malty but balanced. A touch of caramel on the finish. Low-medium body and carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a refreshing finish makes this very drinkable. Overall tasty and just what I’d expect from an Octoberfest beer. Probably would buy again next fall.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours amber. Not a very powerful aroma. Good flavor, malty and slightly spicy along with some honey/bready sweetness. Worth a try

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (407) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
No aroma to speak of. Has a mild bitterness to balance out the spices, and I like that. Unfortunately there isn’t much else to the beer, but it’s better than I was expecting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Color is a deep golden amber, and is very clear. Nice amount of head when poured but dissipated within a couple minutes. Has tastes of caramel. It is very sweet. It only tastes like one thing, very one dimensional.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (1971) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Nothing special here.light malt taste and little aroma. Amber color with spare head. Dry and weak finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 1, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours a amber with a white head. Taste malty, carmel sweetness. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mibeersnob (33) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Poured out of bottle into goblet. Initial smell was that of hops, but quickly dissipated. Clear reddish amber color with white thin head. Lacing forms on the glass as you drink. Sweet taste that lingers from wheat taste. Hops come into play, but die out. A quick fizzy light feel on the palate that lingers in the back of the mouth. Overall, not the best Octoberfest beer I’ve tasted, but is not terrible. Sort of middle of the road.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Appearance is golden amber color, taste is good predictable octoberfest, little aftertaste. Overall its good octoberfest and what you expect


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