hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber/copper. Some malt taste, but not as much as I've come to expect from the style. Also trace amounts of spices and a bit of sweet fruitiness in the background.
samsmith33 (610) - - SEP 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Pete’s. Aroma is just nothing. Faint maltiness. Dark copper color, though very clear. Taste is barley, hay, fairly bland with an outputting aftertaste. Feel is mostly flat, little creamy to balance. Par.
Turtles (629) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber, compact medium size egg-white lacing head. Large malt aroma, toffee, caramel, biscuit. Smooth and slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Clean fresh malt taste, biscuit, caramel and earthy hops, oak, dark honey. Finish sweet with dried fruit.
two7offsuit (376) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Amber with an off white head. Aromas of caramel. Flavors of malt and caramel.
BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma caramel, bread, butterscotch,
Appearance amber, clear, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, average carbonation,
Overall more flavorful oktoberfest beer that I would suggest to a friend
ozzy70 (177) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with long lasting off white head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is sweet, spices, slightly bitter finish.
namu (13) - - AUG 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Samuel Adams hits the mark with this seasonal brew. Pours nice, thin head smooth taste, Just need some wings and football game
SteveOrz85 (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Beer is gorgeous rich amber copper in color. One and a half finger very light tan head contrasts well. Aromas are on the faint side but primarily malty. Taste is balanced and outright excelent. Taste is smooth, malty and lightly sweet. Slight touch of hops. Finish is smooth and not to long. As advertised, it is a great transitional beer. My beer of choice in September. I look forward to it every summer. I am no oktoberfest expert, nor have I yet been to the real deal. But I have tried many Oktoberfest beers over the past several years and Sam Adams is the best I have had so far.
swillguzzler99 (154) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper-brown with a tad of carbonation. Toasty nose with a hint of sweet. Pleasantly bitter with a yeast aftertaste. A solid performer.
High_in_NM (25) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice color and pour, but not much else going on here. Pretty much a seasonal Fat Tire Ale in a different wrapper. Try the Sierra Nevada authentic take on a Fest Brau instead and you’ll be glad you did.
beerbastard (795) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle, pours bright clear chestnut color. Mild caramel nose. Honey sweet malt with toffee, caramel flavors. Smooth, but lacks the Noble hop support this style needs to balance it. Very drinkable.