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RATINGS: 2459   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%


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robzawojski (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012 does not count
Still my reigning champion! earthy and a little leafy, frothy, medium body,

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rbowers83 (14) - Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2013
This is one of the best beers on the market. Only shows up for small amount of time, so you don’t get burnt out on it. Great taste, and wonderful drinking!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sundeepmithran (3) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
Having this at b’dubbs. It is smooth and goes down nice and easy. Its a perfect drink when u want to take it slow!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Harley_Biker (15) - Sheldon, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 Samuel Adams knocks this one out of the park! One of my favorite seasonal brews. Amber colored with malty aroma. Balanced, nicely carbonated, medium body, with taste of sweet caramel and toffee malt notes. Hello fall ;)

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WubbyG99999 (11) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2001
so smooth, hard to believe its a beer

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bodomite (34) - USA - MAR 12, 2004
Copper / Amber color with a nice head! This brew is made in tradion with the german holiday octoberfest. Tastes VERY good tastes slightly sweet with a strong tastes of hopes and a very light smell of yeast and hops. Very good for any occation. Only downside is its only made during the fall season. Overall Good beer if youi see it buy it!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
docskalski (12) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
This beer is exactly what I expect an Oktoberfest beer to be: a well balanced lager with just the right amount of noble hops and a rich malty flavor. Sam Adams really mastered the recipe for this classic fall lager.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
anthonyjtefft (1) - - JUL 31, 2012 does not count
This is the one beer i look forward to most all year. There is not a beer i have tried that is this smooth and flavorful. A nice jucy steak and some potatoes and its like a dinner in heaven. It is only sold for about 2 months so stock up i know i do. Ive written them and tried to convince sam adams to make it a yearly beer instead of seasonal but so far no luck. Ill keep tryin for everyones sake.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
V1_Vr_V2 (9) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
One of the better examples of an Oktoberfest beer that I have tried. Finish is a tad sweet, but otherwise very well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 - dark amber color, fruity-hoppy aroma; hoppy-fruity flavor, slightly roasted along with bitterness in the aftertaste. Highly textured with good body.


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