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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%

KajII's rating

   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...

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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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