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RATINGS: 2581   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%


MoritzF's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8676) - - MAR 3, 2013
(bottle, 35.5cl, 5.5% abv) Slightly hazy, deep amber colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Bready and delicately nutty cara-malty aroma. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, rather light bodied with a modest carbonation. Solid bready malt-character with notes of caramel/toffee, accompanied by a whiff of herbal hops; sweet and mildly bitter malt-accented finish with little hops dosage. Likeable but unexciting. 03.III.13


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (303) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a copper amber colour with minimal tan fizzy head which doesn’t linger. Aroma is strong sweet malt, burtn brown sugar and some orange. Taste is initially rather sweet but quicklydrying and pleasingly bitter, nicely balanced. Watery in the mouth although slightly slick too. For 89p a bottle from B&M Bargains this is pretty nice!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
5.5% 355 ml bottle from B&M. Poured into a lager glass. Aroma of caramel and farmyard. Dark amber with a pillowy white head. Heavy caramel malty sweetness. Sticky texture. No my thing at all

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1660) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
330ml bottle from B&M Bargains - Rich orange -brown body with a fluffy white top. Sweet malty nose with subtle hop aroma, then a roast malty body with burnt toffee, hints of oranges and roast nuts and then a dry-ish and a sweet lasting end. For 79p - superb.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerViking (3158) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle from B&M. Deep amber-brown with little head. Nose has toffee and a little toast. Body is sweet caramel, with some toasted malty and a little nuttiness. Finish is sweet and lightly bitter. Too sweet but otherwise an average Märzen.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kjoannak (29) - - JUN 26, 2015
Very good... But I don't know why it's octoberfest? Sweet aftertaste is wonderfull :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (353) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 22, 2015
Coloração laranja/acobreada,espuma bege densa e com boa duração;no aroma malte tostado,caramelo e lúpulos florais;sabor maltado,tostado,adocicado sem ser enjoativo e com boa drinkability,final com levíssimo amargor,retrogosto meio doce/amargo.Boa Marzen,seguindo a qualidade da cervejaria.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2137) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, malty aroma, taste is light with some bitterness, and hoppy with a dry waterery finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulioRangel (26) - - APR 25, 2015
Característica maltada bastante maltada, de baixa lupulagem, e carbonatação baixa. Aroma e cor de caramelo.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 10, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours an amberish red with an off-white head. Nice toasted malt and toffee aromas present on the nose with a slight bit of citrus noticeable. Sweet on the palate with a light body. Fairly refreshing. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
Pretty good martzen. Dark orange clear real clear color. God malt aromas. Slightly sweet flavor with malts. Not a superb beer but nice.


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