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RATINGS: 2698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Rated Blind. October 2013. 12oz Bottle. Minimal aroma, in the amber malt range. Flavors are interesting, starting out a little banana and acerbic, which is peculiar. The maltiness is heavy on pears and fruitiness and not so much on bread, toasted sugars, and well developed base malt flavors. A bit seltzery mid-palate. Finishes with some light hop juiciness, but it isn’t quite enough to save what turns out to be an all over the map and slightly off-style Oktoberfest. 6/3/6/2/11

9/17/2005. BLBF. Light dirty malt aroma. Rich amber orange pour. Nutty and somewhat flavorful, but lacking any character or distinguished, just an even malt. Finish has a hint of oak and a touch of dryness from hops. Re-rate 10/12/2007. On tap. Dirty. Lacking Munich or depth. Gummy hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 16, 2005
(Bottle) Decent off white-head on medium amberish orange body. Bubbly. Some lacing. Not much going on with aroma, maybe some honey, some malty sweetness. Smooth, very drinkable. A little sweet tasting, hops in background. No real distinguishing flavor. Good, not challenging.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Poured a clear medium orange/amber with a light quickly-receding white head. Aroma was quite sweet with abundant caramel malt. Flavor was lightly spiced with caramel and some floral hops. Somewhat watery on the palate, but smooth. Decent Oktoberfest, but not as exciting as many other offerings of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2005
From Bottle:

Very smooth, drinkable, even when warm. I got a sweet fruity and malty taste. Very watery, expecially toward the end.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Nice looking beer, Amber body with a nice white head. Crisp, sweet aroma with some hop presence. Toasted malt flavor dominates, with a hop kick and some residual sweetness in the end. Very drinkable, but pretty unimpressed with this one and I would choose other octoberfest beers before this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle poured a nice amber with a nice thick white head and lacing hence the 4 rating for appearance. Aroma is bland malt. Flavor is a bit watery malty and abit to sweet...blah not impressed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindadplus2 (699) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Deep orange color with a decent white head. Aroma is lots of sweet toffee malt and a bit of candied fruits. Flavor is very malty sweet with a dry, fruity finish. Body is a bit thin and the carbonation is a bit more than I expected but still a decent octoberfest.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Pours a clear dark orange, copper color with a good amount of foamy white head. Aroma is typical octoberfest: malty, sweet toffee, and sugared oranges and apricots. Flavor is on the watery side, kinda metallic, sweet toffee, and slighltly dry. I drank this side by side with a penn brewery octoberfest and penn was far superior. Overall, opt for something else.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Very thin white head. Deep, golen amber color. An attractive beer. Taste is very malty with hints of toffee and caramel. A little weak on flavor. Had this on tap. I was a little disappointed.This beer didn’t meet my expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Clear Flat caramel hue, with a small white head. Flowery ,sweet and malty smell. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture with soft carbonation and a smooth finish. Slightly sweet with a short bitter finish. Very good.


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