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RATINGS: 2657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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%


Creecree's rating

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creecree (24) - - AUG 28, 2013
Sour, malt, orange-amber, fizzy, not foamy, smells kind of like puppy breath. I’m drinking this beer out of a Ruination IPA glass, but don’t worry... I’m worthy....


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1814) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 15, 2016
The best offering on draft at the Chili’s in Gilroy while returning home. Pours a very clear dark amber with an off white head that is small, but retains. Both aroma and flavor have an overt malt richness. Some faint toast and plenty of caramel and bread loaf. This was quite tasty and enjoyable for a fest beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (346) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle - Pours deep amber, off-white head. Notes of caramel, toffee, baked bread. Definitely flavor of sweet malt, also caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, spices, hint of fruit. Crisp. Pleasant hops finish. Good brew.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Popoff91 (93) - Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2016
12-ounce bottles in a large dimpled mug. Not necessarily a bad beer, I just don’t think I like the style all that much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/15/08. Octoberfest is a fairly solid beer all the way around. Golden amber body, average carbonation, fair laceing left on glass. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, nicely balanced, with a full body.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AnG_BrgNor (483) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
Aroma and taste isfruit, caramel and some hops. A short ending with a tiny bitterness. Not very exciting this one.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2016
Nice clear amber colour. Malt driven nose. Pretty standard malt dominated palate. Very marzen like. Drinks ok. Not a favourite style

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, caramel. Flavor is roast, caramel. Finish is toasty and herbal. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (380) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
Rated from old notes. A medium bodied brew in which the malts are quite predominant. Only in the aftertaste did the hops come to the forefront. Well balanced, with a warm alcohol presence that makes itself felt after mid-bottle. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdleedahl (170) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
Cleanly brewed as expected from Sam Adams. I nice easy to drink ale with malty caramel notes standing out as the dominant sweet flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
It’s a really easy beer to drink because it’s not overpowering in any way, but you can get better Octoberfest beers. However, I had it again recently and immediately questioned why I’d ever had it before, including that time, so there’s that.


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