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RATINGS: 2591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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%

PictouRx's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PictouRx (157) - Ontario, - OCT 13, 2012
Pours an amber hue with light head good malty aroma. I get caramel apricot taste with little bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (162) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with long lasting off white head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is sweet, spices, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
namu (13) - - AUG 28, 2015
Samuel Adams hits the mark with this seasonal brew. Pours nice, thin head smooth taste, Just need some wings and football game

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveOrz85 (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swillguzzler99 (154) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
High_in_NM (25) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - AUG 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbastard (791) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3670) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Clear amber body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, and some florals. Medium bodied, mild sweetness, moderate to soft carbonation, rounded finish. Slightly heavy handed for my liking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JohnnyGr8days (10) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
I saw this in B&M and bought about 20 of then before tasting it. My thoughts- at first it seemed not great with a home brew tang, but then I started to enjoy it. Next one was pretty nice but ended disappointingly. The next one was ok. To cut a long story short, my last one smelled terrible but tasted nice and sweet. Just noticed they passed their use by date 3 months ago. All in all, this was both a good and bad beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eructoblaster (3397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle - 12oz. Dark gold body with a fair white foamy head. Bland malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar hints. Its ordinary malty/hoppy taste carries sweet and some oaky notes. Ends with a short bittersweet finish. Boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
4EverDark (1) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
First tried this @ 34 degrees. Didn't think much of it, then after it began to warm up, got much more flavor from this. Not a bad Ocktoberfest beer. Very drinkable.

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