sudomorph (929) - Barrie, Ontario, - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a transparent, copper/auburn with a half-finger, off-white head that thins to a film fast.
Aroma is large with big notes of caramel, bread, hallertauer hops, and a touch of raisins, dark fruits, sweet potato, and spices.
Taste is malty but balanced. A touch of caramel on the finish.
Low-medium body and carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a refreshing finish makes this very drinkable.
Overall tasty and just what I’d expect from an Octoberfest beer. Probably would buy again next fall.
two7offsuit (372) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Amber with an off white head. Aromas of caramel. Flavors of malt and caramel.
BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma caramel, bread, butterscotch,
Appearance amber, clear, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, average carbonation,
Overall more flavorful oktoberfest beer that I would suggest to a friend
ozzy70 (174) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with long lasting off white head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is sweet, spices, slightly bitter finish.
namu (13) - - AUG 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Samuel Adams hits the mark with this seasonal brew. Pours nice, thin head smooth taste, Just need some wings and football game
SteveOrz85 (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Beer is gorgeous rich amber copper in color. One and a half finger very light tan head contrasts well. Aromas are on the faint side but primarily malty. Taste is balanced and outright excelent. Taste is smooth, malty and lightly sweet. Slight touch of hops. Finish is smooth and not to long. As advertised, it is a great transitional beer. My beer of choice in September. I look forward to it every summer. I am no oktoberfest expert, nor have I yet been to the real deal. But I have tried many Oktoberfest beers over the past several years and Sam Adams is the best I have had so far.
swillguzzler99 (154) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper-brown with a tad of carbonation. Toasty nose with a hint of sweet. Pleasantly bitter with a yeast aftertaste. A solid performer.
High_in_NM (25) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice color and pour, but not much else going on here. Pretty much a seasonal Fat Tire Ale in a different wrapper. Try the Sierra Nevada authentic take on a Fest Brau instead and you’ll be glad you did.
beerbastard (792) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle, pours bright clear chestnut color. Mild caramel nose. Honey sweet malt with toffee, caramel flavors. Smooth, but lacks the Noble hop support this style needs to balance it. Very drinkable.
callmemickey (3694) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, and some florals. Medium bodied, mild sweetness, moderate to soft carbonation, rounded finish. Slightly heavy handed for my liking.
JohnnyGr8days (12) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I saw this in B&M and bought about 20 of then before tasting it. My thoughts- at first it seemed not great with a home brew tang, but then I started to enjoy it. Next one was pretty nice but ended disappointingly. The next one was ok. To cut a long story short, my last one smelled terrible but tasted nice and sweet. Just noticed they passed their use by date 3 months ago. All in all, this was both a good and bad beer.