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RATINGS: 2698   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdleedahl (424) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
Cleanly brewed as expected from Sam Adams. I nice easy to drink ale with malty caramel notes standing out as the dominant sweet flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
It’s a really easy beer to drink because it’s not overpowering in any way, but you can get better Octoberfest beers. However, I had it again recently and immediately questioned why I’d ever had it before, including that time, so there’s that.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2210) - - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle. Brown/amber with off white head. Fruity, nutty caramel and toffee. Very sweet. Medium body. It’s fine.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Good shit. Nice balance between malty sweetness and light on hops. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SiviS (40) - - NOV 11, 2015
Golden amber in color with a really profound caramel smell. Very smooth taste with a nice finish.

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
A surprisingly pleasant brew. Amber, slightly sweet, with a nice finish. One of the best sam adams beers

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FunkyF (1097) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
Fat på River dock Staten island. Mörkt brunröd med beige skum. Torr maltig doft. Lätt i smaken med lite sötma.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
migwell (348) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2015
’Deep malt complexity and roasty sweetness’ it says on the label, and I would agree somewhat. It is malty and smells it, and it’s certainly sweet. Not that I find it pleasant or drinkable... for me it is far too cloyingly sweet and caramelly. Do not find this complex at all, but overall pretty bland and blah.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arseniq33 (63) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Served from a bottle to a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass. Pours a rich dark amber, with a thick, persistant head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is the same malt and caramel, but with a light bitterness. The body is kind of light and the finish a bit short, though. I would’ve expected something a bit bolder, I think. Far from being a bad beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorkenstein (511) - - OCT 27, 2015
Marzipan and toasted bread aromas. Taste is toasted bread, some honey, and caramel. I do notice a subtle apple like hop bite in the finish accompanied by light pepper spice.


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