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RATINGS: 2563   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%


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DBob5150 (198) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Pours nice orange color with thin white head. Pleasant aroma with slight hoppiness. Taste is slightly sweet (hint of coffee & caramel) but not overpowering. Leaves a clean aftertaste. Excellent autumn brew. Impressed!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (3549) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Poured a clear dark golden liquid with a medium sized slightly dirty brown foam that left some lacing. It hada smell of bread, caramell and metall. It tasted of caramell, bread, malt, burned toast and something sweet, sugar for instance. It was smooth and easy to drink but also a bit watery. Decent lager. Edit: Re-rated in 2012 increased score by 0,6

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
knights97 (107) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Smells like a typical domestic beer, pours to a copper orange body, light body beer that is slight carbonated with a hint of caramel

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2009
Flaske 0,355l delt med Rune. Gyldenbrun på farge. Et luftig skum som forsvant ganske fort. Svakt karamellaktig aroma. Smaken er sammensatt: Litt (brent) karamell, frukt - syrlig. Svakt krydret ettersmak. KI=0

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (5017) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle. Amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, fruits and toffee. Quite sweet flavor with a light bitter finish. An ok beer but nothing sensational, little on the thin side.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ExpendableHero (764) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Pours a rich amber color, forms a decent white head which dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is faintly of caramel. I was surprised by how tasty this was, nice caramel flavor, very sweet, and very malty. Smooth mouth feel, very easy drinking. Wish this was a year round offering.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7361) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2010
355 ml bottle. 5.3%. From Malmö, Sweden.
Slightly hazy amber colour with small white head. Caramel malty aroma with some roasty notes and spices. Flavour is also highly caramel malty. Some notes of butter and spices too. Also some hops in aftertaste. Not very original or memorable Märzen.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2010
335ml bottle (Hilpea Haukki, Helsinki)
6 very rich malty aroma, quite sweet
4 Reddy orange, tiny off-white head.
5 Very malt-centred, sweet,but a bit aged. Very like old pyry.
3 Crisp carbonation. Sweet palate. Malty, but tired.
10 full malty body, but very much aged, and past its prime.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nik925 (759) - USA - AUG 29, 2010
A well made beer, but around every corner is off flavors. Very disappointing. Solid malt and some decent bitterness but it really fails to come together. There is an element of a better beer in here, but it is not realized.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at the moon. Murky amber color. Nose is malty. Holds a head well. I’m ambivalent about the flavor. I’m not experiencing it as distinctly Oktoberfest, which is too bad because a lot of people will be drinking this.


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