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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%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
I do enjoy drinking this beer on occasion. It offers a nice well rounded character, something that lacks in typical american octoberfests. It doesn’t have that creamy fullness that I look for, but as a result is easier to drink for the masses. Still, complex and balanced. Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KamGoPro (63) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Sweet lemon zest start. Light and refreshing. Subtle caramel. Lighter than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (614) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
It has a dark amber color with good clarity. The head is light tan in color, creamy and about average in size. It has good retention as it slowly fades to light covering that hangs on until the last sip. The aroma is full of all the sweet caramel-like malt that you would expect along with some decent mineral/herbal hops. Its flavor has solid, sweet and bready malt with caramel notes and hints of apple-like fruitiness. Hop flavor comes in and adds a good spicy and herbal presence to the middle and finish. It finishes slowly and has a slick texture with good carbonation and a medium to full body. This is just one of the best parts of the Fall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Liquid pumpkin pie! It looks and smells like it only unlike pumpkin pie you shouldn’t drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming these. Cloves, ginger, cinnamon and anise spices tickle the sniffer along with herbal and floral hops, caramel nuts and browned-toast malts. A nice crisp carbonation with a slightly greasy (in a good way) feel help this gourd-flavoured guzzler go down smoove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Better than I expected it would be. I actually bought the six pack several times, even though the outrageous price. Has a pretty amber pour, which does feel pretty October like. It tastes of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, and some sweet pumpkin pies spices. Has a medium body with a oily mouth feel. Finishes off with some bitter toffee. I would buy it again if it pops up for the season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (222) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber colour with a long lasting, medium sized, off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruit and caramel. Flavour has sweet notes of malt, caramel, fruit and a slight hoppy, bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1250) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Of the Sam Adams seasonals, this one has a special place for me. Truly one of the first Oktoberfest style beers I really came to enjoy, and look forward to it every year. Pours a nice dark amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, bread, roasted malt, and toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice toasted character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, fruchtig, süß, Karamell, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 23, 2014
Very nice looks, super stable small bubbly head over a glowing amber, light clear body. Dry malt aroma, Vienna biscuit, English and with very little yeast or hop influence. Bit more interest and bitterness in the taste, drinking quite dry towards the very end. I enjoy the cleanliness of the lager style with the Vienna type malts. The aroma is a bit too simple for me though. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgrissett2 (3) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
Earthy, leaves, alcohol, woody, smoke, basement aromas, leather, caramel, cough drop, clove, cooked vegetables, licorice, soy sauce, cooked vegetables, cooked vegetables

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