Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Share this beer with friends!
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%

VAYankee's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (333) - Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Poured reddish copper with a white head. Malty lightly metallic aroma with caramel and cloves. Medium bodied, smooth palate, slightly fizzy on the tongue. Full malt flavor, caramel, slightly metallic, slightly doughy, also has a nicely balanced bit of hops. Pleasant malty aftertaste. Nice choice on a fall afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from the seasonal sampler pack. Poured into snifter glass. Deep amber color with a nice and quickly dissipating head. Aroma has sweetness as it’s primary motivation. Some of the bready, cereal elements that are found in other Oktoberfest variations. Taste leans towards sweet characteristics much more than other Oktoberfest beers I’ve sampled. Bubble gum. Almost a candy-like quality. Thin mouthfeel especially at the finish. For a mainstream brewery, it’s actually not a bad effort. Almost feels mis-classified in the Oktoberfest category.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Another of the Samuel Adam’s brew that I like. It has a variety of spices that give it a distinctive flavor. Nothing sweet or harsh about it, just a smooth flavorful beer you can sit back enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear dark amber, thin white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel. Taste is light sweet, touch of bitterness at the back. OK, but not exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2118) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle at the in laws on thanksgiving. Nose is malty. Lightly spicy. Taste is a lot less flavorful than I remember. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djaquay (133) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Dark amber pour under a thick off white head and heavy lacing. Nice and sweet, little bitter in the finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OStout33 (4) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
Nice flavor out of can with clear, pale color. Regular level of carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stef73 (257) - - NOV 26, 2014
pris lors d un voyage a nyc on na une biere qui se caracterise par des note caramelise et de caffe avec coyte malte c est une classique de ce type c est qui se bois bien

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colemanbeer (5) - Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Clear see through carmel red light brown color with small white head off bottle pour. Taste of carmel and nice balance between maltiness and sweetness. Not very hoppy or bitter. Crisp roasted taste on ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Clear copper. Bottle. Smells malty. Sugary flavor , more sweet bubble gum than expected for the style. Some spice. Not bad .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yinzerita (17) - - NOV 15, 2014
Very small hint of some sugary goodness maybe caramel. Somewhat impressed because i normally dislike sam adams beers but this had a solid kick to it and great taste which again is all that matters.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 257

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50