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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
edwardbass (547) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Just thought I’d try this one. Pours orange, copper with a smallish head. Aroma is malty sweet. Taste of malt sweetness that’s a little bit cloying since there’s very little bitterness in the background. Medium to heavy body that’s nice. Not for me, but malt fans would enjoy this one a lot.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
iNBe (100) - USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bought this one in a variety pack. I have had this on tap as well. Both were pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 23, 2011
12oz bottle
A: sulfur, toasted malt
T: sweet/toasty malts, lager yeast charachter
An okay Octoberfest, not very complex.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vir4030 (529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Aroma is nutty unusual. Light brown clear amber with a light head. Milder flavor and a it creamy.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
metallica7615 (6) - - SEP 27, 2011 does not count
Has a great color, and a good aroma but the aftertaste ruins it for me leaves to much of a bitter taste for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
artmcd8 (1777) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 Gave this a try again and it was just a big buttery diacytle bomb. So gross. Not my favorite beer from Sam Adams. I have been disappointed with the majority of their "mainstream" beers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (2539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. Orangish amber with an off-white head. Modest aroma of caramel, grass, light spices. Sweet with caramel and toast, some nuts and slightly spicy bitterness. A little metallic. Balance is OK but the sweetness is bland.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Very average October beer. Darker caopper color and smell of stale grains. If you like malt laden beer, this is just right. The hops are not really a factor. Least favorite of the seasonals.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2012
12 ounce bottle that pours a copper amber color with aromas of malt, caramel, and malt. Flavor is bland caramel, and a touch of malt.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mellocello (43) - - AUG 9, 2012
Drank from a 12 oz bottle. A nice deep red with. A nice nutty flavor, but not to hoppy.


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