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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%


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (881) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
Very malty and full-bodied but where are the hops? The lack of bitterness makes the beer gets a little too sticky and creamy. OK, but not really an October bier for the Germans.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3006) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
On tap at Buffalo Hilton Airport Hotel. Loads of toffee and caramel malt in the aroma and a smooth easy to drink malty flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (781) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Very interesting marzen. This isn't classic german oktoberfest beer. Deep amber color , small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt , caramel and hint of roast. Taste is malty sweet and bready with caramel notes. Light bitterness in aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Reddish amber body. Sparse off white head. Red fruit, apples, caramelized sugar. Sweet. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (314) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours brown-orange amber the color of autumn with a finely-bubbled light beige head that settles to a fine coating. Aroma is a touch of skunky corn, bread and a bit of roasted malt. The taste is more impressive. Very nice, warming mouthfeel. A bit shallow upfront, but on the palate and towards the rear - here we find some sweet caramel roasted malt. Aftertaste is mostly sweet with growing notice of hops/bitterness as you down a brew. Improves with warming and is a nice accompaniment to food. Very drinkable, but perhaps not quote on par with the German Oktoberfest classics or even some American interpretations. Still it is widely available and a price performer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5lickv1c (108) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Almost no aroma, but nicely looking. Quite malty flavor with low bitterness. Decent Octoberbier. --- Rated by Victor

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dunn4040 (124) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Light malty smell, sweet bread, a hint of bitterness. A little hint of fruit on the front end, quickly fades into sweet malty flavor, which is balanced out nicely with some hoppy bitterness. Tastes exactly like the smell lets on. The malts settle in for a nice aftertaste. I really enjoy the finish on this beer and it gets bonus points for being so widely available.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, No Lacing S: Caramel, Sweet Malts T: Caramel, Bready Malts M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, if you are surrounded in a sea BMC beers and this is your only life raft, drowning is still an option.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
VegasWorldInc (4) - Somerset, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
Very smooth and flavorful beer. Nice flavors, color, and a smooth taste. Goes great with a burger and fries.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark copper brown with quickly settling white head. Aroma is very sweet, mild malt, mildly fruity. Flavor is very sweet, malty, mildly nutty. Moderate carbonation, light body, and crisp texture. A very sweet oktofest.


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