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RATINGS: 2581   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%


4.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iron_maiden (18) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2013 is one of the Best batches I have tasted to date.. The past 2 years have been average at best but this year it is outstanding ! Taste like sweet malt caramel, orange zest, dark fruits and toffee with a sweet spicy sticky fruit finish

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmiller54hr (47) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
One of my favorite beers. I look forward to its release every year. Poured deep red into a pint glass. Rich caramel notes and taste. Should have a higher rating. My favorite marzen

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigred7 (44) - Sarcoxie, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2000
A very nice beer. The folks up in Beantown have a good one here.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2001
A good Oktoberfest, but the alcohol after taste is strong and gives the impression of rubbing alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AverageJoe (4) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2008 does not count
All I can say is that it’s one of the best lagers I’ve ever drank. It’s almost like a pale ale to me. It tastes great, has a good ’bite’ to it and it only takes two for me to feel nice and relaxed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StanMemTn (55) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle, at my house. The only beer I buy by the case. Beautiful golden amber poured in a Sam Adams glass. A very enjoyable malty beer. A highlight of the season.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dtalou27 (13) - Freeburg, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Another amazing beer from Sam Adams. May be a little early to start drinking it, but I'm wishing this heat and drought away with this great seasonal brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkhartman (1) - Bluffton, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012 does not count
One of the better Octoberfest varieties I’ve had. Not quite as heavy as some, but real smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whiskeyrocks (71) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Best Oktoberfest hands down.... I’ve tried to many to count and this still continues to be my go to fall beer. Vivid clear caramel color with a perfect 2 inch head when poured. Light body with a slight bitterness. Theres a hint of sweet toffee added to make the perfect balance. If you have never tried this then you havent experienced a true fall brew....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Thick pour and excellent aroma, great foamy head and excellent lacing that lasts. Orange amber filtered appearance. Sweet malt a bit of hops hiding in there. Best Oktoberfest of 2013 so far. Could almost pass for a pumpkin amber style.


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