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RATINGS: 2697   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2003
A nice well balanced octoberfest. Copper color with aroma of malt and a little noble hop. Flavor is caramel and bready. A slightly sweet version of the style.


3
ChrisOfstad (78) - Hamar, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2017
0,3 litre Bottle from systembolaget, at home. Golden with little head. Not Too Shabby

3.4
PugUglyBrewer (617) - - FEB 21, 2017
Light amber color with an off white head of lively foam. Moderate notes of caramel malt with some light spicy and earthy hops.

3
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Malty nose. Beige head. Dark coppery color. Malty and mild hopped taste. Some hints of syrop.

5
poussemoussu (3) - Casanova Lerrone, ITALY - FEB 2, 2017 does not count
The best of the whole Samuel Adams family. I can’t wait to have that one and from all the kinds they have, the Samuel Adams Octoberfest has the best balance of everything.

3.5
aphasialiu (42) - TAIWAN - JAN 20, 2017
薄卻明亮的麥&#

2.8
Rod_beer (65) - DF, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Clear amber colour with small bubbles head. Bittersweet floral aroma, mainly hops and malt. Bitter taste that slowly sweeps to sweet, caramel notes. Metallic aftertaste, medium to light body. Pleasent, regular according to the style.

3.1
basaywhat (275) - 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
demannu (451) - 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
superspak (5514) - 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
cervezadrinker (68) - 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.


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