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RATINGS: 2676   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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2.4
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
Quite malty and carbonated. Pretty weak and watery. Caramel in finish. A very boring brew. Not interesting.

2.4
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
Dark orange coloured. Caramelly malt aroma. Sweet and slightly malty flavour. One-dimensional. Doesn't taste like a German Oktoberfest.

3.2
Turtboy (120) - Lucasville, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Not quite as good as the winter lager, but a very good seasonal beer. The fruity taste leaves something to be desired.

3.9
sdfink (30) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Malty. Low bitterness. Spotty availability. Haven't tasted for a yer or two. Will need to revisit.

3.2
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Orangey/amber w/ no head retention whatsoever. Very light caramel and Munich Malt, a light roastiness, as well as toasty malt aroma. Very well balanced, as an Ofest should be; toasty malt flavor w/ just a hint of caramel and very clean. The malty flavor should be a little stronger IMHO, but not bad. It does have a slight hop flavor in the finish and aftertaste that you don't normally find in German O'fests. Light medium body and a slightly dry M/F, moderate carbonation, but it seems tingly on the tongue, not smooth. Overall better than years past, but sitll not one of my favorite octoberfest beers.

4.4
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2003
My favorite non-German Octoberfest. I drink Paulaner, Spaten and Hacker-Pschorr religously when the leaves are falling. SA's domestic version fits right behind that club in my opinion.

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whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2003
I was very impressed with this offering. I happened to pick it up in December at 3.99 a 6pack. Pours an absolutly beautiful color, with great lace and excellent head. This beer has the right consistnecy for me as well as a pleasant aroma. Taste is very smooth and malty, with a pleasant hop flavor mixed in for good measure. Really well crafted brew.

2.8
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Clear orange-brown body. Small but lasting beige head. Malty aroma. Malty flavor with a good hop bitter aftertaste. Not very Oktoberfest-ish...!!

2.8
fiulijn (20491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
5.2% ABV
Beautiful orange-copper color. Strange aroma, malt and bran, corn flour; lately developing also some hop and caramel. Round body, some sweetness, malt, a good hopping (lightly aromatic), but also a bit metallic.

2.2
Gmku (303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2004 Bland, bland, bland. Why buy this when there are so many good German imports at a decent price? Not much aroma. Pretty color, but little head, little flavor.


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