Bell's Octoberfest Beer - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.49/5 rDev -2.5%
Typical Marzen dark copper but it was so clean that it looked artificial. The head was thick mounted stiffly and collared slowly.
The scent was simply too weak to rate particularly high. A sweet malt and grain tone was evident but it was not profound.
The flavors, too, were weak but what I did catch was a nice grain, bran and caramel malt. Some low-like sweetness there was a dry bready texture.
I feel like Bells products are typically more solid than this was. What I did get was awfully good but it simply did not assert itself as it should.
09-16-2013 00:57:55 | More by KYGunner
3.15/5 rDev -12%
Pint in tap at Lowry in MPLS
A-a nice amber color with ruby highlights. Completely clear served with a ringing of white head.
S-not a ton going on. Some caramel malt Marzen goodness with a fair amount of alcohol aroma and a bit of cooked corn-lager style
T-much better than the smell as the alcohol and DMS taste is much weaker than the aroma and the typical caramel toasted barley malt comes to the forefront. A bit of that taste is noted on the back end which hurts this beer
M-medium bodied with average carbonation and a adjunct lager finish
O-I'm afraid I've come to expect more from Bells but this is just an average attempt from an American brewer at the German Marzen. Many better options out there.
09-14-2013 03:59:36 | More by deebo
Bell's Octoberfest Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.