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RATINGS: 2460   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%


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Crystal clear orange with a fast dissipating off white foamy head. Little carbonation. Aroma of corn. Corn husks, corn syrup and maybe even corn bread. Lifeless liquid. If there’s any hops in this then there’s definitely life on Mars. Adjunct riddled sweetness and frothy mouthfeel. Aftertaste is reminiscent of sucking of spent popcorn kernels that haven’t popped. Medium sticky body. This is not clean, lagered, malty or full. Mild toasted Munich maltiness. Finishes clingy, sweet and pathetic. Replace the ’s’ in Prosit! with an ’f’ and what do you get?

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
Always seems like a good idea until I taste it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Thought it could have been a little more oktoberfest like.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2002
Dark brown - a bit dark for the style. I believe some time the journey is more important than the destination. To many beers add grains to try and create a product rather than work on the technique. That said - this is not an ocboberfest. It is a dark amber at best. Needs the toasty munich malt flavor rather than the caramel malt flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Has a strong alcohol smell and taste. Very thin consistency. Tastes kinda laundry watery, or what I imagine laundry water would taste like. It messed up my pool game bad too.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
watered down, but basically on style

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2003
2003 Batch: Amber colour with orange highlights. Thick dense off-white coloured head of about 2 centimetres. Small bubbles rising from bottom and sides of the galss. Head lasts a long time...about 15 minutes at least. Smells of skunk initially, followed by malt, pumpkin and a touch of hops. Sweet taste, a ton of malt and not too much else. Aftertaste somewhat bland and primarily malty. Overall this is an average Marzen, nothing great, nothing bad. If you are into the style at least you get this at every single location inside America! Everyone has the ability to try this one...so if you want yet another Marzen, try this. I bought my twelve ounce bottles at Giant Food in Manassas, Virginia...but you can probably find it on any street corner.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2003
an amber color with a thick white head. Had a nice malty aroma too it. Taste was malty and sweet at first but finished on a sour note, kinda disapponitng.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Very enjoyable oktoberfest. Great malty flavor and good finishing hops. There is a little bitterness at with the finishing but it makes for a good aftertaste. Superb domestic oktoberfest. Wish it was around yearly!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2003
clear copper, small head. sweet and malty with a bit of earthy bitterness, but it's not really enough to balance to sweetness. just okay


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