RATINGS: 2695   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%

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   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindadplus2 (687) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3635) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1769) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Inviting copper color with a medium golden head. Aroma is of spice and malt. Not as sweet as others, but still quite malty in flavor. Has a kind of metalic aftertaste that is not unpleasant, just different. Not a great Oktoberfest but certainly a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Sweet malty aroma with a tinge of something vegetal. Clear amber with an ample thumb thick head. The malt flavors are there, but this is much too thin to "feel" like a fest beer. Some lingering pumpkin-like flavor in the aftertase. Sam Adams often does well when they copy traditional German styles like the Lager and Scwarzbier (a very nice beer) but it doesn’t feel right here. Still I have had far worse attempts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
12oz bottle - Pours dark copper with a fair white head. Aroma is of carmel hops and flavor of sweet caramel malts, a touch of toffee and a bit of vanilla. Palate is medium bodied. Smooth, creamy, and robust. Not bad for the style. A very fine brew.

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