Holdwine (1227) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
A good attempt at an Octoberfest. I had it on draft and it went down easily enough. However, it is missing the overall body of some of the better Germans.A decent nose tells you what it is, but it remains a little this with some nice fruity flavors. A good beer. Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2002
A drinkable octoberfest, but it seems that Sam Adams has produced this one for the masses. This one is definitely missing some things. Not nearly as good as its Boston competiton from Harpoon. mikey67156 (9) - Winfield, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2005 does not count
pours a beep amber that really puts one in the mood for such a brew. Very thin head, quickly dissolving into dissapointment. Flavor of carmel and toffee as advertised. Pallet is weak and quickly dissapates. Not the best rendition I’ve had. mephisto (1287) - TAIWAN - OCT 20, 2005
amber red w/ big off white head. yeah, october again! a decent simple ale, very drinkable. Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Bottle 2005: Pale orange amber. Small sticky, creamy beige head. Bread, sweet dough, almost spice, butter nose. These flavors all follow over to the palate, along with faint toffee/caramel-esque, almost cherry notes, toasty grains. Medium body with subtle fruity hops just in time to balance this one out. Im satisfied, but this doesn’t do for me what Ayinger, Hacker Pschorr, or even Paulaner...or Avery, or Ramstein do for me.Good, but not great. Like Oakes says, when you go big, you usually get this run-of-the-mill type boring beer. Quite true.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2005
A bit hoppy for the style, I like that. Medium orange, malty, not too sweet, some wouldn’t like this due to the hops, understandable, not nice to the style, but I enjoyed it. Not one of my favorites, but drinkable. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2005
On Tap. Clear copper color with a medium sized beige head. Sweet malty, nutty aroma. Flavor was also sweet malt with a nice nuttiness that was the only favorable thing I found in this beer. As it warmed it became sweeter and a bad buttery flavor started to come out. leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Clean amber color with a small white head. The nose is all malt with notes of caramel, toffee, and perhaps a touch of pumpkin. Malt continues to dominate in the flavor with caramel, toffee, and a touch of nuttiness throughout. Not bad but I just feel like it’s missing something. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Had on tap in D.C. Can’t remeber the aroma. It looked amber colored, the flaver was sweet with a small amount of bitterness. Not a bad "fest" beer kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Aroma is not very strong, but smells of malt. Orangish-Amber in color, almost no head at all. Flavor is malty, crisp and clean, with hints of pumpkin. I expected more to be going on here, can’t compare to a German beer but still a refreshing brew.