RATINGS: 2698   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JazzyJonas (11) - USA - JUN 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 All of the flavors are balanced and subtle. The aroma reminds me of freshly baked white bread and caramel being melted from another room. Hops are clean and young tasting and less bitter than other S A beers. I have a few friends who like this but don’t like the Boston lager. One of my absolute favorite beers. Look for it in late September. If you see me this Fall, I’ll have one in hand!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 Pours dark copper/orange, aroma of malt, spices, alcohol, and citrus. The flavor was malty, smooth, sweet, and a good body. My favorite octoberfest i ever tasted, definitely a nice finish, a beer i enjoy drinking. Is much better on tap than bottle, tap 4.0/ bottle 3.5 funny how it can make such a difference. My favorite quality about this Oktoberfest is the full malty body it has.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Appearance is a bright amber/brown. Thin white head that quickly dissipates. No lace. Lots of carbonation. Not much to the smell. Heavy sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel. Tastes of malt and caramel like the smell. Bitter aftertaste. A bit weak tasting. Medium-bodied. This is a solid brew and quite drinkable but there is nothing special or distinctive from this beer. There are alot better Oktoberfests out there, unfortunately they don’t seem to be available around here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
dark amber color, off white head, nicely carbonated, sweet and malty, slightly hoppy and finishes nicely

   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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2711) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1530) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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