Bell's Octoberfest Beer - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle purchased at International Beverage in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Pours a rich amber hue with one finger of cream coloured head and several strands of lacing on the lager glass.
Smell is deep doughy and bready malts (pumpernickel), toasted grains, earthy-leafy hops, brown sugar, wheat crackers, and a vinous, grape-like fruitiness with hints of apple and pear. Enticing aromas.
Flavour is light bready malts, mild caramel sweetness, touch of grape skin, grassy, leafy and earthy hop bitterness transitions to a fleeting aftertaste. Much tamer than the nose, though enjoyable nonetheless.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth, medium bodied, soft carbonation, modest Noble bitterness precedes an off-dry finish.
Overall, this aromatic märzen is an ideal fall-time quaffer. Not the craziest most robust example of the style but still a very solid rendition and one that I would purchase again. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2011 01:11:25 | More by cratez
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