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RATINGS: 2498   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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   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJ_Pain (107) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Every fall(well summer really as these things come out earlier every year) no matter what u find myself coming back to this one at least once wether I purchase it in a sixer or in a mix pack. As with all things sam adams a good all around average take in the style with superb craftsmanship. Many better fall offerings yet I always find myself contributing to the mighty boston brewery coffers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (207) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle @ home. Nice dark amber and reddish color. Moderate sweet aroma that is grainy and nutty with balancing toffee, caramel and hints of almond and spices. Taste is similar and a bit too sweet in the mid and late taste for my liking. Finishes with spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erikh04 (123) - - SEP 18, 2014
On tap in bainbridge. I have tried several octoberfest beers and this is my favorite so far. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penguinfinity (105) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Didn’t get much smell out of the bottle, but it comes out in the glass. Pours with a solid head that isn’t too thick, but sticks around. Smells and tastes mildly of spice. Heavy, but very drinkable. Overall pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terefere (219) - Durham, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown & reddish, clear, rocky head, decent lacing. Aroma: orange, caramel, bread. Taste: caramel, toffee, bread, hint of fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hopsinator123 (2) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
Great drinking beer, one of Samuel Adams best seasonal beers. Darker in color and oaky taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (23) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
A favorite Octoberfest. Malty but not overly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (170) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Nice and clean but with a little too much sweetness in the first half. Smooth and pleasant but a little weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JamesMichael (6) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
True to the style, better than most. Nice, smooth, mild alternative to heavier IPAs and bitter Pilsners. A rite of autumn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (498) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Draft. Amber. Malty, caramel, toffee. Moderate carb, medium body. Kind of a classic to me from college days. A go-to fall full flavored yet drinkable Oktoberfest. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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