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RATINGS: 2693   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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3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johanjacobsson (17) - - SEP 28, 2013
Beautiful amber color. A warm, friendly taste - a roaring fireplace, great friends nearby kind of thing - with a bit of a bite.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
basaywhat (205) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. pours a dark amber and reddish color. Moderate sweet aroma that is grainy and nutty with balancing toffee, caramel and hints of almond and spices. Taste is similar and a bit too sweet for me but not too bad for an American marzen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demannu (401) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Been drinking a bit before this so....in terms is Oktoberfest this is decent. With that being said, it’s not really my tyle of beer. Malty, not overly sweet. Not bad but won’t drink again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4870) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 1/2017. Pours crystal clear deep orange/light copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, herbal, grass, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, herbal, grass, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/grainy, and lightly slick/silky/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is an excellent Oktoberfest! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. Very rich and robust on malt flavors, without being too sweet. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervezadrinker (61) - MEXICO - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle pour in mug. Cupper color with medium white head, malty-sweet aroma, not very intense, taste is caramel, low-moderate bitterness, hops presence is low, so more a malty brew, decent marzen thou.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nasmith003 (243) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Malty aroma, decent head. Dark copper color. Malty with hints of caramel. Hops tone it down a bit, but it still finishes somewhat sweet but clean.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyW68 (1479) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Amber pour with off white head. Aroma is light grain and malt. Taste follows nose but is stronger. It adds a little sweet caramel. Not bad.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Chadhami (29) - - NOV 1, 2016
Kind of disappointing, expecting more flavor for an autumn brew. Not much different than a regular Sam Adams.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4560) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2016
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, malts. Dito finish. Bit too sweet for me, but the missus likes it.
(from 35cL bottle @ a local tourist trap near Times Square, NYC)

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclefrito62 (136) - Stow, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2016
12 ounce bottle out of fall sampler pack. Not much of an aroma. Light caramel copper color. Very well balanced. all the components work well together. I taste the malt and the grain, Mild sweetness to it. Just a really great drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
comperchris (96) - - OCT 21, 2016
Lovely deep amber colour with little lacing and slight cream head. Really sweet on the tongue with a bitter aftertaste. Very moorish and enjoyable

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