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RATINGS: 2654   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%


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours with a caramel color. Tastes of caramel, malts, and sweetness in general. I’ve had this beer quite a few times over the years and it seems to vary over the years. My favorite being when it first came out. The possibility of my tastes changing are there though. I don’t dislike this beer. I had this from tap and bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (1083) - - SEP 10, 2015
Dark orange pour. Nose is bready, metallic. Taste is fruity esters, biscuit, sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbbeyRoade (514) - Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Not bad for a Sam Adams. Malty, typical Marzen that is refreshing and not bitter at all. Good amber ale backbone with deep golden color and light sweetness. Good fall brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - SEP 1, 2001
Different, but fair. Dark amber with a thin beige head. I know corn is not an ingredient, but it is present in aroma and taste. Roasted barley, very little yeast, and a dry, slightly hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2001
Nice copper color but largish bubbles in the head and (overly?) dramatic carbonation on first sip. The taste is musty: complex but not altogether pleasant. Decent, but not one of Sam’s better brews.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 15, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Bottle: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, rich malts in the aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet, medium bodied with ample carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002
(BB 1/03) Stale from the High Falls pasteurizer. Sweet and funky to the max.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Not bad, but I was expecting a little better. There is a sweet corn syrup taste that is fairly noticable. Very malty, but not overly hoppy like Boston Lager. It also reminds me of H.C. Berger’s Bombay Express (though not as good as it once was) back before it became non-carbonated piss water.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2002
what a weird aroma! i can’t even begin to describe it, but it isn’t exactly appetizing. the deep russett color was nice, fluffy head which diminished fairly quickly. flavor-almost an apple taste in there. not hoppy which is ok with me. definitely drinkable. first octoberfest i’ve tried this year.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Well this smells great and has a pretty copper color. Good start. The taste is very sweet and finishes the same, a tad off though. As we venture further to the bottom it begins to get a little swilly and the taste swampy. Not as bad as it sounds though. I dont think I could do a 6 pack of this. Finishes watery, kind of like iced tea.


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