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RATINGS: 2697   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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3.3
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Pours dark amber, not much head. Flavor is caramel, nuts, a little fruity. There is a little hop bitterness, the finish is light and dry. A fair offerering.

3
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Nice easy drinking brew. Pretty good for a big company, notthing to set the world on fire but drinkable if offered.

3.2
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Bottled: Nice toffee-malt flavor with a smooth, slightly bitter finish. Aroma of malt, apples and raisins. For a macro no one is as consistently good as SA. This is a quality example of the style.

3
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Had thier latest version of octoberfest that I picked up yesterday. The label is different now than what is shown here. Its an ok beer but just nothing really special about it. Decent flavor but nothing exciting.

3.1
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Meh, your standard "octoberfest" beer. Malty, and fruity with nothing left to the imagination with a dry finish. It was free.

3.1
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2004
On tap. No head. Had the color of an Octoberfest but that’s about it. No malt flavor at all. Tastes like your everyday crappy macro. I’ll have to try this again because the bar I had it in was questionable.

2.9
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
I can’t believe I forgot to rate Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Seriously. But, saying that, not a great oktoberfest. The Paulaner and that whole gang just kind of play romper room on Sam’s head. Sorry buddy

3.2
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 This isn’t bad. However compared to the Paulaner Oktoberfest and the Oktoberfish it doesn’t measure up. Pleasant tasting and easy to drink. This beer would be the best at shitty bars.

3.6
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2004 Bottle: Nice malty aroma with fruit and caramel. Pours a transparent amber with a nice wheat head with fair retention. Flavor is very malty with a nice strong caramel presence. Light fruit and bitterness in the finish. I don’t care if this is a macro, there’s no reason to rate it in the 2’s. Good beer with an average score that represents the macro bias.

2.2
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2004
On draft at BW3s on High Street on the OSU campus in Columbus. Malty, funky brew. After a couple of swigs, I asked Colin to sample and we ended up trading it in for SA Lager.


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