RATINGS: 2613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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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spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Solid Octoberfest. Nice reddish brown appearance with a thick off-white head. Slight roasted fruity aroma. Very smooth, sweet, malty flavor. A little weak, but enjoyable.

BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 13, 2004
Pours brownish/orange with a tiny head. Very malty, with low hops. Smooth. Low flavor. Sweet. Average offering.

SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2004
well, they brought this back for fall so i might as well get it out of the way. not a whole lot of aroma to speak of. some sweet maltiness felt tingley on the back of my tongue very tart ending with a slightly bitter aftertaste. the aftertaste reminded me of diet cola for some reason.

Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2004
2004 version on tap @ Summits. Light brown creamy head with a lively mouthfeel. Nice hop bitterness and a smooth creamy finish. Body is light and thin. Has a bit of roastiness and nuttiness to add flavor, overall not bad at all.

11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Tap. Deep orange-brown color. Decent head, some lacing. Aroma of malt. Taste is slightly nutty. Song subtle hop finish. Middle of the road.

run20six2 (123) - USA - SEP 11, 2004
A tasty beer with lots of aftertaste and a full flavor. A little sweet with hints of nutmeg.

GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 JtotheDizzo was ranting about this beer so much that I finally gave it a try last night. So while my girlfriends were sipping on cheap chard... I was sitting pretty. A good bear.

punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 10, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 This is one heckuva beer. It’s sad that it’s a seasonal brew. Smells wonderful, looks beautiful and tastes superb. It is very complex with a blend of many malty flavors. It has a kick to it, when it comes to the ABV, but not in a bad way. As you get to the lower half of the glass, it begins to taste somewhat metallic and common, but still, this is a great beer.

Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - SEP 10, 2004
bottle. pours a reddish brown with a nice fluffy head. malt nose. flavor is a bit sweet with enough bitterness/sourness to push at the sides of my tongue. finish isnt that good, leaves a dry wheaty or grassy taste that i did not expect

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
This has an impressive, deep copper tone to it, but there’s not much aroma of any kind. Like the head. Not much. Feels nice in the mouth, but I’m searching for some flavor. A bit of malt. A touch of sourness. Nothing interesting. I hope it’s a bad bottle. I have five to go.

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