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RATINGS: 2465   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%


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (887) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Good offering for a less than exciting style. Malts were the predominant aroma and taste, which appears as the primary ingredient on the bottle. There was a watery aftertaste I didn’t much care for. Nice amber color with good head. The malt flavors were full and earthy and did add some weight to the beer.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
One of my favorite beers. I look forward to its release every year. Poured deep red into a pint glass. Rich caramel notes and taste. Should have a higher rating. My favorite marzen

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (918) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Caramel, some toffee, and subtle grassy hops on the nose. Clear burnt orange-amber with a somewhat lasting off-white head. Off-dry, malt forward, bready. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BadAprilia1000 (252) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a beautiful harvest amber color with a decent head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is pleasant, lots of malty sweetness, some bread and caramel and maybe cereal as well. Taste isn’t huge but is very to the style, notes of caramel, malt, and bread. Good beer, one of my first favorites from all those years ago

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutchap (404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
A nice solid offering from Sam Adams. A light sweet nose, amber pour. Slight fizzy head. Nice mouthfeel. Malty and nutty with just a hint of hops at the end. Quite pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (872) - - AUG 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-2-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a copper-orange color with a brew with a thick two finger off white head. The head slowly over time to leave a very nice level of lacing. Smell – The smell is heaviest of roasted malt with a good dose of caramel sweetness. Mixed with this is a light earthy and herbal aroma as well. Taste – The flavor begins of a biscuit flavor with a good presence of a roasted malt. There is a lighter sweetness of caramel and some brown sugar up front. As the taste advances the sweetness fades and some flavors of a slightly bitter earthy flavor and some nice spicy flavors come to the tongue. Toward the end of the flavor, the roastiness intensifies and when mixed with the rest of the flavors, leaves a roasty and spiced flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower than average side. The thicker body was quite nice for the roasty and spicy flavors, although a little bit more carbonation would have made it a bit more refreshing. Overall - Smooth with some nice roast and malt. While not the very the best Oktoberfest in my opinion, it is quite nice. A good go to for more session style drinking.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kpachla02 (14) - Shelby Township, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Darker finish. Large head. Autumn type aftertaste. Good tasting beer. Would drink again.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KamGoPro (71) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Sweet lemon zest start. Light and refreshing. Subtle caramel. Lighter than expected.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
It has a dark amber color with good clarity. The head is light tan in color, creamy and about average in size. It has good retention as it slowly fades to light covering that hangs on until the last sip. The aroma is full of all the sweet caramel-like malt that you would expect along with some decent mineral/herbal hops. Its flavor has solid, sweet and bready malt with caramel notes and hints of apple-like fruitiness. Hop flavor comes in and adds a good spicy and herbal presence to the middle and finish. It finishes slowly and has a slick texture with good carbonation and a medium to full body. This is just one of the best parts of the Fall.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Liquid pumpkin pie! It looks and smells like it only unlike pumpkin pie you shouldn’t drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming these. Cloves, ginger, cinnamon and anise spices tickle the sniffer along with herbal and floral hops, caramel nuts and browned-toast malts. A nice crisp carbonation with a slightly greasy (in a good way) feel help this gourd-flavoured guzzler go down smoove.


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