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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (48055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2008
<b>Draught @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden.</b>
Clear dark red amber color with a average to large, frothy - ceamy rocky, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty, keller notes, malt sugar sweet, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [280908]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (44078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma and flavour. Has a slight citric bitter edge to the maltiness. Sweet flavoured wtih caramel and toffee notes. Otherwise straight forward brew, lacks a bit of finesse to work out perfect as a an Oktoberfest brew, but decent as it is.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2002
An amber beer with a good head. The aroma is a nice fruitiness. The flavor is very filling and of a good maltblend, it ends on a slight bitter note. A nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27723) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, and malts with fruity and hoppy notes. Flavour of malts and caramel with fruity and hoppy notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper coloured, beige small head. Sweet fruitish vegetably aroma. Peach and hops in flavour. Strong caramellish, fruity and hoppy aftertaste. A bit sticky palate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (25809) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty bready aroma. Sweet malty fruity caramel flavor with some bitterness. Sweet malty finish with a bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (24781) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2003
Bottled. Reddish brown. Buttery caramel aroma. Roasty with clean crystal malt character. Not even remotely similar to an oktoberfest beer. After a promising nose it just dies.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Travlr (23989) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste is very sweet caramel, watery body. Plain and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20807) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle. Pretty good Oktoberfest. Pours a light brown with a thin white head. Malty nose with notes of sweet toffee and autumn vegetables. Flavor is tasty if somewhat mild. Mostly malt character with some off-setting hop bitterness. Pretty clean finish. Perhaps slightly above average for its category.


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