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RATINGS: 2511   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
On tap at the derby, aroma of malt and maybe dark fruits, a lot of malt flavor, a staple of fall... not baf


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (199) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2014
BBD 1/15. Clear amber pour with a deep dark ruby hue. Excellent head, lacing and retention. Light nose of biscuit and caramel with notes of spice. Light medium body with a somewhat slick texture. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. The taste profile is reasonably balanced and complex, but has an aftertaste that is metallic. It begins with a light caramel sweetness that flows into a mild bitterness. The middle is mostly mineral in nature over a light hop spiciness. Throughout the profile is a metallic undercurrent that rises to the forefront in the finish and lingers as an off flavor. Having had this many times in the past, this version is sub par. I’ll consume the rest of the 6 pack and adjust this review as warranted.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1935) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Nice sweet taste. Missing in body and balance, but quite enjoyable. This is not my favorite style

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DMLINAZ (297) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2014
More flavor than usual for the style, but still smooth and not overly sweet. Some amber quality, and a hint of biscuit. Not my favorite style, but this is ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Nice amber pour that fills in between summer beers and fest beers. Tasty on those cold fall days. Mild noble(grassy) flavor with some malt backbone. works in a pinch.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastmaster (270) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
In phillys airport on draft. Pour is pumpkin orange, thick creamy head. Aroma is a little lacking. Some spices and orange notes but a little bland and undistinguishable. Light medium body malt heavy, little cinnamon, nutmeg, choriander and caramel. Tastes better than I remember.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (261) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget - fruktig arom, härligt bärnstensfärgad färg men lite beigt skum. Härlig maltig smak, kanske något söt och en försiktig beska.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (224) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2014
An excellent octoberfest style beer, indeed the first thing you notice about this one is the exceptionally full caramel amber color with a nice white head and good lacing. Smell is light and fresh caramel malt. Taste is flavorful, sweeter-than-average caramel malt, some nutty accents, toffee, as advertised. Some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. Very enjoyable and a recommended domestic example of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (219) - CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a clear deep amber with a short finger of white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. Nose is toffee and bread toasted malt with just a very little nuttiness and spice. Taste is similar, starting sweet and finishing mild bitter. Medium to full body, moderate sustained carbonation, and a dry-ish finish. Nothing too thrilling. Good for a mass-market beer, not bad for a Märzen, and certainly not a terrible lager - but ultimately a lager. At the end of the day, there’s not a lot here to challenge or excite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1192) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
Mørk Orange klar med lavt beige skum. Karamell og gresskarlukt. Søt i smaken, karamell og malt. Lett bitter i avslutningen, men den søte smaken sitter igjen i munnen.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (112) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12 fl oz ($1.42) not bad but this is not the best octoberfest out there. It will due. best if you get this in the 12 pack of the harvest box. propubly one of the best boxes in the store right now.


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