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RATINGS: 2676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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%

BrettTaylor's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap. Pours a moderate orange/gold color, no head to speak of. Aroma is pretty subdued, but slightly bready and yeasty. Tastes sweet, malty, and caramely, but it’s a bit too sweet for my tastes. Best option at Red Robin this time of year, at least here, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raistlin (295) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2016
It pours amber red, almost colour of fall leaf. Has a decent head, which settles quickly. Nose has mild notes of noble hops and caramel. Taste is malty with a mildly bitter short finish. Lively carbonation and slick medium palate. A good and straightforward beer. Like that there is not spicy finish to it like many other beers of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1176) - , Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2016
enjoyed this and will purchase again; only had 1/2 a bottle. nice malty with caramel and some spices; nice palate. balanced. nice for style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (294) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2016
Mycket vackert bärnstensfärgad, gräddfärgat skum. I doften finns knäck, lite russin och apelsin. Smaken är knäckigt söt, aningen bränt socker, lite russin, lite apelsinskal mot slutet och en fin liten beska. Mycket fyllig och god oktoberöl,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3211) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with white head. Caramel, biscuit, malty aromas. Caramel, syrup, biscuit, malty flavors. Sixth best of seven beer oktoberfest blind tasting. It has a distinctive taste, I picked it out, even though I haven’t had it in years.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBrain (158) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Can to cup on plane. They hit the color of fall leaves spot on. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet toasty flavor, simple but easy drinking. Light body. Half decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brettsky06 (181) - Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Pours a golden Amber color. Nice caramel aromas. Taste is sweet and malty with some toffee notes and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arn8897 (320) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Max and Erma’s. Pours a dark amber color with an off white head. Aromas of caramel and malt. Tastes the same with some nutty notes and bread flavors. Not bad. Light mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
plaugher (409) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
12oz obttle. Clear amber pour. Not a whole lot nose-wise, a bit of caramel, a bit of burnt toffee; Pleasant malty backbone, with muted sweetness, but something a little astringent at the end. Good for an autumn’s evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maltman53 (465) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 23, 2016
On draft this pours dark copper and smells like over-cooked toffee. The palate is round and unstructured. I couldn’t finish a pint. Overall, this Octoberfest has put me off of Marzens until next year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnicornBrewing (10) - - SEP 22, 2016
Malt slaps face like a candied whip, sounds like pumpkins breaking, the vines crackling under the wheels of a fat tired bicycle. Bronze like shit that’s really old but well taken care of because people keep coming back to what works. Tour guide on the label. Sweetness gets my teeth nervous, but maybe that’s just my pH. Putting it in a sauce of cabbage, roast chicken, ginger and garlic, with some sort of fancy white american cheese, and a piece of roll bread, a chicken and cabbage cheese steak. Heavy, for the fest goer who only wants to have one and not necessarily need to shit but still feel like shitting if it becomes an accommodating option. This one sort of battles it out, long and hard, with blunt instruments and high pitched shrieks, resulting in a drunk like a Ren Fest professional, mostly balanced but teetering under so much fermentation a rugby player might puke. I hope the dog that licks up that puke appreciates this fine brew, which even in that state surely tastes pretty good. https://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/o

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