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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%


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hag14 (98) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - OCT 26, 2013
Copper colour. Aroma of caramel and some spices. ,Malty taste and medium body. Got what I expected. Overall an OK beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Poured into a Sam Adams glass and a nice off white head developed with mild lacing and retention. Great caramel / copper color which was clear. Aroma was mild with hints of caramel and malt. Tasted very malty with a slighty toasted toffee taste on the back. Some spicy and caramel hints. Mouthfeel was full and creamy with a mild and sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (721) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle 33cl. Medium white head. Almost clear brown orange color. Aroma is leaves, nuts and malt. Taste is malt, caramel and nuts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 24, 2013
12oz in Boston. Dark amber brown, clean. Rosy caramel malts, cherry juice, tart sweet alc. Creamy and tasty, a bit muddled lager. Alright

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nikiel (875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from mix pack. Pours orange with minimal foam. Smells sweet of brown sugar and a hint of hazelnut. Tastes mildly sweet with a fair amount of body and a surprising resemblance to spice cake.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1106) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at the firkin. Copper colour. Malty. Small head that dissipates quickly. Drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1246) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
A poker night beer. Bottle. Transparent amber with white head, medium-high carbonation. Nose is rich malt, some toastiness in the back but not much, Flavour has toastiness and caramel, finishes bitter. I get confused when there’s caramel in German lagers. Still, I liked this, and am rating it accordingly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Red amber ale with foamy white head. Sweet and spicy fruity aroma. Malty with some orange zest. A bit of a metallic after-taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear ruby-amber. Paired with tonight’s homemade pretzels. The pretzels turned out great, even without a lye bath. Malt forward aroma, some caramel, dark fruits, nuts and toffee. Taste follows, moderately sweet with medium length sticky sweet finish. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Overall: good with pretzels.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
dliberto (130) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Drank from can. A standard Oktoberfest brew that is extremely drinkable at 930 in the morning for a round of golf in the fall. Tastes of nuts and roasted malts wrapped up in a spicy finish. Good not great but solid beer


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