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RATINGS: 2606   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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2.6
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Malty aroma with some bitter odor. Amber body with off white head. Flavor didn’t taste much more different than their lager. Last octoberfest had sweet malt this one was of grass hops.

3.4
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2005
this is a great winter beer. dark rich complex and it goes down smooth like every sam adams that i’ve had it is another excellent beer

2.7
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2005
Mild spicey malt aroma, copper/orange, large cream custard head, lace too. Malt flavour, hints of cinnamon, pumpkin,nutty and vegetal. Medium/light bodied, spicey, bitter. Fair.

3.3
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Mmmm, Marzen! Pours an orange/copper color, very translucent. Nice off-white head that disperses quickly but leaves a lasting lace. Aroma is a little disappointing. Only a little malt wafting through my nasal passages. Taste is malty as well with a dry finish. Medium to full body. I bought this beer along with a Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest and like the Sam Adams better (more flavor, body).

3
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Golden amber/orange, nice head, malty, toasted, earthy aroma, medium body, thin for my liking, quite bitter, not bad, worth the try.

3.1
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2005 Nice orange color with a large head that dissipated pretty quickly. Nice malts in the aroma, but not very complex. It has a bitter hops bite and finishes very dry. Tastes earthy and plain. This is a decent beer but the German Octoberfests are much better.

3.3
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 26, 2005
The aroma is of toasted malt. The color is amber and the head is an off white. Initially there is a toasty malty sweetness and finishes with a moderatly dry hopped bitterness. The body is medium.

3.1
Ron (4182) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2017 One bottle. One of my B-day beers I believe. Dark amber color with a decent head. Some sweetness, malt and mild hops. It’s ok. 9/16/2017 Andy and Kathy had it at his Wedding at Harro Ballroom East. It was alright.

3.3
mrjd27 (19) - Jarrettsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Slightly hoppy aroma that fades quickly. Very nice dark amber appearance. Slight hoppy flavor with a barley after taste. Overall average.

3.3
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Aroma is hoppy with a bit of roastiness. Nice light amber color that pours with a tight head that leaves generous lacing. Sweet malty flavors with a finish that leaves me wanting a bit more of the hops.


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