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RATINGS: 2593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chuckchandler (8) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
I know a lot of people who love this beer, it has a good flavor, aroma and color but the after taste lets me down every time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
aleksander9 (1874) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2017
Deep golden with white head. Caramel, biscuits and light floral. Smooth, slick and sweet finish. Nice.

3.1
hitemwitthehein (6) - - OCT 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 ABV - 5.3 IBU - 16 A: Amber, Cream Head -No retention on head, legs S: Citrus, Slight Toasty Malt, Caramel T: Toasted Malt, Citrus , Slight Spice, Caramel M: Slick, Oily, Medium Body O: C+

3
Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Sep 2006 Poured from 12oz bottle a clear dark amber with a medium sized head of foam that dissipated fairly slowly leaving a fine layer with lacing. The smell was pretty delicate but I did note some malt sweetness. The taste has notes of caramel maltiness, some grain and there's a hoppy bitterness near and through the finish. Not a bad brew at all and worth trying for sure.

3
bjakk (814) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - OCT 14, 2017
Dark bronze, clear nice creamy head, that dosnt last. Aroma sour with caramel and a hint of yeast. Sweet, grain, with sweet malt in the aftertaste.

3.4
On2wheelsh (3) - Van Alstyne, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2017 Drank this because it was the only non lager at Texas Roadhouse, enjoyable enough that I bought a six pack on the way home. Refreshing and not bitter

3.5
jobe977 (160) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle (5,3%) from Systembolaget. Color is copper with medium head. Some coffee notes in the aroma. Taste is malt, citrus and herbs. A bit watery finish. Tasteful and very enjoyable!

3.1
TychoJames (1409) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Orangebrun vätska. Doft av sirapslimpa och marmelad. Mustig smak av övermogen frukt, kåda och citrusskal.

3.7
laand78 (94) - Tibro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2017
Color is copper. Aroma is a little smell of coffee taste is sweet and some citrus. Overall a nice and tasteful beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
meccahh69lol (324) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2017
We've been tasting a lot of Oktoberfests this season, many of which have been excellent, whereas this one is merely solid. It has a sweet sticky nose of harvest and corn. It looks very orange amber with a thin head. The flavor is smooth malts, some foamy yack, and a light toffee aftertaste. It is easy drinking and pleasant, but lacking in the complexity of some of the other offerings we've had recently. Good for reading a mystery novel outside with your boo boo while waiting to go to Costco on the last day of vacation.

3.3
beergearbox (63) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle. Many happy returns of the day of your birth: Many blessings to brighten your pathway on earth; Many friendships to cheer & provoke you to mirth; Many feastings & frolics to add to your girth.


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