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RATINGS: 2674   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%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Great color, poured an auburn-orange color. Sweet malt aromas with a creamy head. Very appealing. However, wasn’t really a true oktoberfest style. A little on the sweet side. More full bodied too. Tasty in its own way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Draft at RDU airport. American pint glass. Golden orange with thin white head. Some spotty lacing. The aroma is malty and bread with some spice. Taste lacks the maltiness I live in marzens. Some caramel malts with a hoppy presence on the back end. Not much depth. Finishes somewhat dry. Medium carb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
valpoaj (729) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle pour - nice clear orange-brown pour with a medium white head that recedes pretty quickly leaving a nice ring. Aroma is full of caramel malt and generally sweet with a hint of hop bitterness in the background. Flavor is nice up front...comes on with the caramel malts dominating...then, something shifts, but it didn’t strike me as a good thing...somewhat tinny/metallic and bland in the finish. Palate is light to medium bodied and an easy drinker. I really want to like this beer, as it completes about 3/4 of the journey, but the late-drink flavor / aftertaste turned me off a bit...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Mild Aroma, amber colour not much head. Yeasty taste, with a finish of bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at the firkin. Copper colour. Malty. Small head that dissipates quickly. Drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from mix pack. Pours orange with minimal foam. Smells sweet of brown sugar and a hint of hazelnut. Tastes mildly sweet with a fair amount of body and a surprising resemblance to spice cake.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5lickv1c (113) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Almost no aroma, but nicely looking. Quite malty flavor with low bitterness. Decent Octoberbier. --- Rated by Victor

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (1425) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
No aroma to speak of. Has a mild bitterness to balance out the spices, and I like that. Unfortunately there isn’t much else to the beer, but it’s better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (627) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours mahogany in color with thin white head that dissipates. Mild carbonation over roasted malt aromas. Malty and caramely, typical of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Rating based on notes from some time ago... On tap at King’s Head Pub in Winnipeg. Very nice deep amber colour with a thin head. Banana and caramel on the nose, with a medium-sweet taste and malty flavours. A bit simple, and maybe a bit thin. A solid Octoberfest beer, but nothing special.

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