RATINGS: 2574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
I do enjoy drinking this beer on occasion. It offers a nice well rounded character, something that lacks in typical american octoberfests. It doesn’t have that creamy fullness that I look for, but as a result is easier to drink for the masses. Still, complex and balanced. Good.

ffbot (428) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Pour us a thin amber with clarity. Smells of buttered bread and corn, nice malt level. Taste is baked bread abd malty as hell. Long buttery after taste.

Canmoore (484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2017
Pours a dark copper, with a large off white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, toasty malts, and some light esters. Tasting notes include caramel, honey, biscuit, smoke, and some light spices. Nice Oktoberfest beer!

HULK777 (620) - - SEP 17, 2017
Aroma is crackers and buns. Taste is caramel, citrus, and a little bit salty also.

Psu319 (8) - - SEP 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Great Octoberfest beer. If you're looking to try an Octoberfest beer start with this one you will not be disappointed.

felsenpils (181) - 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.

NikkTwist (3284) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 Draft at The Irish Pol. Mostly clear dark copper pour. Soft white foam. Toasted grains. Dark citrus hops. Bread crusts. Tangelos. Plantains. Molasses. Cola. Burnt butter. Sweet mocha caramels. Nice character but feels a bit artificial.

mackanerland (3) - - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
Must admit this is a fantastic beer. Not very complex but this beer proofs not all beers have to be. Pretty good work for not being able to spell to "Oktoberfest"

ResinousTasty2 (5) - - SEP 4, 2017 does not count
Brown-amber pour. Caramel, malty nose. Rich, malty, sweet caramel flavors. Excellent Oktoberfest.

nickel (1180) - UKRAINE - SEP 4, 2017
Aroma: grain, bread, malt Taste: intensive taste of same components like bread, malt and grain. Notes of citrus hops and malty bitterness in the aftertaste. One of most interesting marzen beers

kraddel (8578) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2017
Pours rather clear, dark warm copper amber. Small white head. Smell is mildly crisp, bit caramel, malty sweetness. Taste is full on malty, bit doughy , caramel, bit buttery ( or is that just the lines in this pub ? ) should re-rate for that matter. As it is now, its a very soft ( trough the buttery aspect ) ,caramel focused malty amber lager.

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