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RATINGS: 2694   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 4, 2005
drk red with a strong carmel taste very easy to drink good beer for a good price

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - APR 4, 2005
Draught, dark amber color, minimal white head, moderate carbonation, full with hops lingering into a nutty taste. not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2653) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Tap: thin brownish red body. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of hops - grassy. It comes off a little watery and finishes bitter with a predictable and mass produced like flavor. This score drops lower and lower each time I have it.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1510) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Nice red beer with a full flavour and smooth finish. Another quality Sam Adams product. I doubt I will buy it again, but if offered I wouldn’t object.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Very pretty reddish - actually very reddish beer with a somewhat confined head. Very aromatic and extremely tasty. Sweetish spiced virh moderate hoppiness. Well of course the Americans also brews an OctoberFest Bier, and they do it well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Overly sweet malt, with a strong caramel flavor. Notes of spice and brown sugar are also floating around. Drank it out of the bottle, so unsure on appearance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Poured a deep clear ruby red with a cinammon aroma. Taste was cinammon, molasses, and spice..sweet almost like brown sugar and a bit of hops near the end.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Overly smooth Oktoberfest style beer. Sweet caramel-flavor with a bit of hoppiness in the aftertaste. A tasty seasonal, and a nice change of pace from other beers of this style. Better than average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Not the best beer of this style but it is probably my favorite beer by Sam Adams. Very smooth and a little malty. Definately a good introduction to this style

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 4, 2005
(12 oz bottle) When I taste these beers, I just grab a shaker at random. By chance, I poured this into a Samuel Adams glass. Unfortunately, it didn’t make this beer taste any better. This is about average for the style. It’s moderately malty, sweet, caramely, and mildly bitter, but the flavor seems to fade off quickly for a short-lived finish. Medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink. I’m not getting much out of the nose at all, it’s lightly sweet and malty. Amber in color. Small, off-white head holds a thin layer for awhile before eventually fading to a small rim. Some wisps of lacing here and there. All in all, it’s fine, but I can get Spaten Oktoberfest, a better beer for the style, at Trader Joe’s, for a few bucks less.


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