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RATINGS: 2648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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%

KajII's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (799) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2174) - - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle. Brown/amber with off white head. Fruity, nutty caramel and toffee. Very sweet. Medium body. It’s fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Good shit. Nice balance between malty sweetness and light on hops. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SiviS (40) - - NOV 11, 2015
Golden amber in color with a really profound caramel smell. Very smooth taste with a nice finish.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuldgaardRJ (174) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
A surprisingly pleasant brew. Amber, slightly sweet, with a nice finish. One of the best sam adams beers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FunkyF (635) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
Fat på River dock Staten island. Mörkt brunröd med beige skum. Torr maltig doft. Lätt i smaken med lite sötma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
migwell (155) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2015
’Deep malt complexity and roasty sweetness’ it says on the label, and I would agree somewhat. It is malty and smells it, and it’s certainly sweet. Not that I find it pleasant or drinkable... for me it is far too cloyingly sweet and caramelly. Do not find this complex at all, but overall pretty bland and blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arseniq33 (31) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Served from a bottle to a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass. Pours a rich dark amber, with a thick, persistant head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is the same malt and caramel, but with a light bitterness. The body is kind of light and the finish a bit short, though. I would’ve expected something a bit bolder, I think. Far from being a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorkenstein (217) - - OCT 27, 2015
Marzipan and toasted bread aromas. Taste is toasted bread, some honey, and caramel. I do notice a subtle apple like hop bite in the finish accompanied by light pepper spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bavarian_Beer (7) - GERMANY - OCT 27, 2015 does not count
On tap Pours an amber color with a thick off white head that just doesn’t quit. Malty, lightly toasted & sweet cheap beer aroma. Very sweet malty beer and incredibly smooth.Not true to style but drinkable. I guess is what octoberfest is all about. Excellent drinkability & flavor thats a little on the cheap malt liqoure side but done better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (929) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear copper with disappearing foamy beige bubbles. Flavors are toasted cereals, molasses, toffee, butterscotch and leaves with fruity and nutty notes. Medium body, good carbonation, thin texture.

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