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RATINGS: 2606   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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BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2008
Not bad for the style. Actually somewhat enjoyable, pretty clean in the mouthfeel, with some rich bready caramel malt and just a bit of spice detectable.

3
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
12oz. Bottle pours deep amber. The taste of this brew is charachteristic of many octoberfests. It is a spicy yet tempting brew that does not necessarilly dissapoint.

3
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2008
A nice Marzen, always enjoy tasting this one- ecspecially on draught. Pours a bright copper colour with a large white head. Aroma is of fresh light amber malt and earth. Flavor is full on the palate, rich yet smooth and firm. Perhaps a little spice as well.

3
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2008
pours a deep amber color with a thin lasting head. not a very strong aroma, but there is some burnt roast and some hops. taste is of bitter hops and some caramel. finish is mostly smooth with a little bit of bitterness in the end that sits on the back of your tongue. Overall, not a bad beer and one that I would drink again.

3
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Poured a dark amber with a thick, fluffy white head. Smells lager-ish with perhaps some hints of citrus. Tastes pretty much how it smells which leaves a little something to be desired. Body seems about right, but the flavor is a little lacking.

3
blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2008
bottle, golden amber, foamy head, flavor of light malts, finish is thin and mild

3
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Dark amber pour, small fizzy head. malty aromas mix with a slight hop. flavors are malt as well but is a bit weak. Not bad, but not great either

3
SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2009 had this beer with Anil Kashyap. he asked me why I’m doing what I’m doing with my life. told him i wasn’t sure. bread, spices, sweet malts. the beer was okay.

3
drowland (9078) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 12oz bottle into a pint glass. An alright interpretation, but I definitely like other American versions better. Re-rate 8/12/11. On tap at the Sam Adams bar in the ATL airport. Clear amber pour with a touch of wispy tan head. Somewhat plain aroma of caramel, grain, and burnt sugars. Sweet caramel flavor with graininess and a touch of roast. Meh.

3
KyotoLefty (10693) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2009
Bottole. Medium amber-brown color. Caramel nose. Decent caramel malts with pretty good balance. A bit too fruity, though, with some bubblegum flavor. Malt richness and softness really doesn’t come through. Tasty, though.


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