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RATINGS: 2496   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear reddish orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that dissipated quickly, down to a very small collar which produced only a little bit of lacing. The aroma was of a bread malt, mild floral hops and a doughy yeast with notes of caramel, a light fruity ester and a bit of spice. The taste was very malty with a nice caramel sweetness and a slight fruitiness at first, then became lightly bitter and had a light spicy ending. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a light spicy malty taste that was left to linger. Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and somewhat creamy texture with an almost lively carbonation. Overall this was a decent representation of a German Oktoberfest, although it was nothing overly special it did possess and good taste and great drinkability...


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erikh04 (123) - - SEP 18, 2014
On tap in bainbridge. I have tried several octoberfest beers and this is my favorite so far. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penguinfinity (105) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Didn’t get much smell out of the bottle, but it comes out in the glass. Pours with a solid head that isn’t too thick, but sticks around. Smells and tastes mildly of spice. Heavy, but very drinkable. Overall pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terefere (218) - Durham, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown & reddish, clear, rocky head, decent lacing. Aroma: orange, caramel, bread. Taste: caramel, toffee, bread, hint of fruits.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hopsinator123 (2) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
Great drinking beer, one of Samuel Adams best seasonal beers. Darker in color and oaky taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
A favorite Octoberfest. Malty but not overly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (169) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Nice and clean but with a little too much sweetness in the first half. Smooth and pleasant but a little weak.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JamesMichael (5) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
True to the style, better than most. Nice, smooth, mild alternative to heavier IPAs and bitter Pilsners. A rite of autumn.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (495) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Draft. Amber. Malty, caramel, toffee. Moderate carb, medium body. Kind of a classic to me from college days. A go-to fall full flavored yet drinkable Oktoberfest. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hitit345 (14) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Marzen. Light malt aroma, no real depth. Wonderful amber appearance. Classic lager taste, medium, not light body, not heavy body. Great bender, mass quantity drinking beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
petepuente51 (1) - Houston, USA - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
Nice drinkable beer, nice aroma, deep golden color, the four roasted malts give it a full flavor, with hints of caramel and toffee. Not to sweet, yet not bitter either. Great beer for the end of summer.


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