RATINGS: 2578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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 11/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear reddish orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that dissipated quickly, down to a very small collar which produced only a little bit of lacing. The aroma was of a bread malt, mild floral hops and a doughy yeast with notes of caramel, a light fruity ester and a bit of spice. The taste was very malty with a nice caramel sweetness and a slight fruitiness at first, then became lightly bitter and had a light spicy ending. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a light spicy malty taste that was left to linger. Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and somewhat creamy texture with an almost lively carbonation. Overall this was a decent representation of a German Oktoberfest, although it was nothing overly special it did possess and good taste and great drinkability...

ghostbeer (230) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Dark gold in color. Big caramel nose. No noticeable hops. Quite drinkable, but I found this much too sweet.

Gorgosh (507) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2017
5,5%. Oktober i Boston låter inte som något som ligger högt upp på resebyråns försäljningslista. Och den här oktoberfesten kommer inte heller att generera några folkvandringar. Arom av russin och torkat gräs med smak av mild karamellmalt. Öldrickarna lär fortsätta att vallfärda till München och den här Boston-brygden kommer inte att ändra på den saken.

Paulpopilek (7) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2017 does not count
Another great taste, more filling. Carmel, hops and a smile on your face. Thinking of fall as you drink this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

higgsbison (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Crisp. Malty with a light bitterness. Notes of caramel and toffee. Thin. watery. Boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ffbot (431) - 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 (490) - 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 (10) - - SEP 15, 2017
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 (3287) - 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.

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