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RATINGS: 2653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jorn69 (2064) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
@ Havregatan 150911. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and sweet with caramely notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is bitter and malty with caramely notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (1026) - - SEP 10, 2015
Dark orange pour. Nose is bready, metallic. Taste is fruity esters, biscuit, sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Amber pour fizzy big thick head. Malty aroma slightly sweet. Lean but sweet on palate. Crystal clear. Ok drinker.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopmaestro (970) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2015
Aroma is malty and fruity with a fair share of toffee. Really sweet in the taste and a cowardly bitterness. Really sweet and almost sugary. Flat and an almost non existent, watery aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (234) - Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2015
A good Octoberfest beer. Pours a nice dark golden red slight head good aroma. Very drinkable

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (261) - USA - SEP 6, 2015
Pours a dark copper color. Very carbonated. About one finger beige head. Some splotchy lacing.

Aroma is very malty. Very malty. I note some caramel and some pine, or maybe nuts. I may be nuts, but I think I smell some pumpkin, but you tell me....

Taste is very sweet, very malty. It has a very light bitterness. There’s a little caramel. It’s clean. There’s a touch of resin there too.

Mouthfeel is extremely drinkable. Extremely smooth. That’s about all I need to say.

Overall, it’s really good. I think it’s good for the style. I would absolutely suggest you try it, and I recommend it.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (517) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Copper color with white head. Faint malt aroma. Sweet taste with caramel and biscuit flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Augdraught1981 (234) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Pours amber with a thick off white head that just doesn’t quit. Malty, lightly toasted & sweet cheap beer aroma. Very sweet malty beer and incredibly smooth. I feel like I could drink way more of these than I should which, I guess is what octoberfest is all about. Excellent drinkability & flavor thats a little on the cheap malt liqour side but done better. Very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samsmith33 (771) - - SEP 4, 2015
On tap at Pete’s. Aroma is just nothing. Faint maltiness. Dark copper color, though very clear. Taste is barley, hay, fairly bland with an outputting aftertaste. Feel is mostly flat, little creamy to balance. Par.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (1188) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber, compact medium size egg-white lacing head. Large malt aroma, toffee, caramel, biscuit. Smooth and slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Clean fresh malt taste, biscuit, caramel and earthy hops, oak, dark honey. Finish sweet with dried fruit.


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