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RATINGS: 2591   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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4.8
psusoccer21 (5) - Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2009 does not count
This is currently my favorite Octoberfest beer. Tasty with a mild sweetness.

4.8
Danissmart (3) - Westwood, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2012 does not count
From bottle into perfect pint glass. Pours a deep amber, reminiscent of changing leaves. Nice 2 finger head, beautiful lacing. Tastes like football and Halloween. The best mass produced Oktoberfest on the market. Probst!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
robzawojski (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012 does not count
Still my reigning champion! earthy and a little leafy, frothy, medium body,

4.8
rbowers83 (14) - Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2013
This is one of the best beers on the market. Only shows up for small amount of time, so you don’t get burnt out on it. Great taste, and wonderful drinking!

4.8
sundeepmithran (3) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
Having this at b’dubbs. It is smooth and goes down nice and easy. Its a perfect drink when u want to take it slow!

4.8
Harley_Biker (15) - Sheldon, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 Samuel Adams knocks this one out of the park! One of my favorite seasonal brews. Amber colored with malty aroma. Balanced, nicely carbonated, medium body, with taste of sweet caramel and toffee malt notes. Hello fall ;)

4.8
felsenpils (183) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Nice orange label with a German beer mug on it. Pours a very clear amber with an off-white head. The aroma is clean and quite malty. The flavor is also quite clean and the beer is not overpowered by caramel malts. This is a fine example of classic Oktoberfest beer the way it used to be made, but is no more. In Germany, you must brew within the city limits of Munich in order to put the word "Oktoberfest" on your label. Unfortunately, all of those breweries have abandoned this style and are now serving the less expensive to make Helles Lager at the Oktoberfest celebration. The brewery in Aying does still make this style, but they can only call it Oktoberfest beer if they export it. If you like Ayinger Oktober Fest Märzen, you will like this beer. So, do not expect anything like this if you travel to Munich for the Oktoberfest and are prepared to pay $13 for a poorly poured (half foam) liter of beer. This is by far my favorite Samuel Adams beer to date. Most of them, I do not care for.

4.7
anthonyjtefft (1) - - JUL 31, 2012 does not count
This is the one beer i look forward to most all year. There is not a beer i have tried that is this smooth and flavorful. A nice jucy steak and some potatoes and its like a dinner in heaven. It is only sold for about 2 months so stock up i know i do. Ive written them and tried to convince sam adams to make it a yearly beer instead of seasonal but so far no luck. Ill keep tryin for everyones sake.

4.7
V1_Vr_V2 (9) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
One of the better examples of an Oktoberfest beer that I have tried. Finish is a tad sweet, but otherwise very well done.

4.7
thekateperhaps (17) - - JUL 12, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2017 My fall favorite. A lovely combination of spice and light caramel notes. Perfect for fall events


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