RATINGS: 2615   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (1113) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Poured a vibrant ruby red with a small off white head. Not really much of an aroma, just a little bit of caramel and toffee. Good flavors of toffee and some fruit (fig?). A good example of the style.

GoufCustom (2358) - HONG KONG - JAN 27, 2018

355 ml bottle bought at Q Club in SoHo, Central.

Clear deep amber colour; One quarter finger head with soapy off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with sparse, very slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of Amber malt, with roasted almonds, honey, fair dark fruits, caramel, toffee, floral, molasses, dry bread and very light grass; Medium sweet taste of malt, with fair Amberness, light caramel, floral, molasses, toasted bread, thin lemon and very light bitter grassy hops; Medium body, Thin but slick palate; Mouth Feel is very good maltyness in a solid background, a bit thin. Very toast bready but short on caramel and everything else - fair floral, moderate sweetness, no spice, no toffee, lightweight Munich amberness - thin lemony hops to round. Underwhelming... Hoppiness is floral and very light grass in nose, same in taste but much lighter; Bitterness is faint for an abrupt, very low astringent Amber malty finish; Quite dry after taste. Very easy to mouth.

Comments: This one has a fairly impressive malty bready aroma with a pretty strong body to back up, but its taste is a whiff, lacking a lot of good Maerzen elements, and ends up like a macro for the style. Easily downable but disappointing.

azzurro (574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2018
Picked this one during Halloween season, had it while watching Blade Runner 2049. Nice movie, very nice beer for a marzen.

BeerInHeaven (520) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2018 pours copper amber with a decent beige head. Light malt aroma. Taste of caramel malts. Faint hop presence. Not as sweet as others I've had in the style. Fairly quick finish with just a touch of sweet linger. Not bad.

beern (258) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Pours light amber golden with a nice white head and an aroma of malt with a hint of caramel. Tastes of slightly sweet malt with a hint of caramel balanced mildly with hops. It’s medium to light bodied with lively carbonation.

Luneylane (295) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JAN 13, 2018
A bottle from Jasons, near NCCU. Aroma: a bit malty. Appearance: clear reddish amber, head dissipates to nothing. Palate: Medium-bodied and oily, average carbonation, predominantly bitter at the finish. Taste: medium bitter, some vanilla. Good value for money, markedly more flavoursome than the Boston lager.

Bullit (4879) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle from Tops. Dark copper coloured. Caramel, biscuit, some dried fruits.

Rex_Remes (298) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: light, sweet malt, grain APPEARANCE: reddish amber, clear, light short-lived head TASTE: malt, toast, hints of chocolate, cream, tad of dried fruit PALATE: clean, cirsp, oily middle, easy medium body OVERALL: very drinkable fall beer, solid flavors of grain and malt, a touch sweet, not bitter,

BeerBenji (22) - - DEC 2, 2017
One of the best beers I've ever had. I haven't had a lot of Oktoberfest beers but this beer In general is something I believe I could drink daily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

k0mpsa (3264) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Tap at admirals club, miami. Reddish copper color, white head. Aroma has caramel malts, some bread, some hops. Nice smooth palate, caramel malts, hint of rye bread, some sweet fruits and some hops.

OsuStu (293) - - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 12 oz bottle. Amber color with a bit of an orange hue. Head is a light brown that shrinks quickly. Aromas of caramel, white bread, leaves, and clove. Taste is similar. Some decent carbonation adds a little to the character.

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