Octoberfest Beer
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Ranked #293
Ranked #24,915
3.66 | pDev: 11.48%
Nov 07, 2023
Sep 11, 2006
Crafted as a flavorful session beer and perfect for autumn, Octoberfest spends a full six weeks fermenting.

With herbal hop aromas, this balanced amber lager focuses on lightly toasted malt that lends body without too much sweetness. Perfect for a week-long wedding celebration in Germany or the start of the Michigan autumn.
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Rated: 3.66 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I really liked this one.
It was better than I expected, based on the reviews.
Oct 19, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by freewill35 from Indiana

Oct 08, 2023
Rated: 3.43 by sccrneo from Minnesota

Oct 07, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by nwalke16 from Michigan

Oct 04, 2023
Rated: 4 by ThePold from Virginia

Sep 30, 2023
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Reviewed by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L - poured a clear, lighter copper with half-finger head. Good lacing.
S - nice light bready malt.
T - some toastiness, malty. Nice.
F - more on the thin side for mouthfeel. Dry finish.
O - really liked this beer.
Sep 30, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by clm9 from North Carolina

Sep 30, 2023
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Reviewed by fehrminator from North Carolina

2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Below average Ofest here from a brewery that usually does better. The nose can’t hide the flaws and is a dead giveaway. The flavor isn’t any better. Off notes galore. This beer isn’t old so I wonder if it was stored and shipped in hot conditions? Not even average.
Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by jak from North Carolina

Sep 23, 2023
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Reviewed by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice amber pour yields the aromas of toasted malts and noble hops. Flavor follows suit. Nice firm bitterness. 5.5% abv., easy drinking Oktoberfest here.
Sep 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Copper/gold appearance with off white foam that dissipated in a minute or so. Initial mild aroma that deepened as the beer warmed. Nice drinker, touch of malts come though balanced by a dry smooth finish. Would purchase again.
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

2.91/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3
Golden-amber, smell is grassy and mild, the taste is toasted barley malt with hops in the finish that give off a metallic bitterness, very drinkable, expensive
Sep 15, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by Nitty703 from Virginia

Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 3.59 by TreyJ88

Sep 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
9/4/23 On tap at Pies and Pints in Morgantown.

Beautiful deep copper look with beautiful tan head

Aroma is metallic, stone. Light underlying malt.

Taste.... Slight bitter to start and finishes dry and nicely balanced in bitterness. Malt finish is good. A very decent offering with a slight toastiness with low sweetness which is a plus for us!
Sep 04, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. Bottle
BEST BY: 01 NOV 23

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice clean/clear golden amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves a pretty nice medium size island, and some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, with some pretty nice toastyness, slight cherry, spicy. The taste is very nice, malty, hoppy, with a pretty nice touch of toastyness, cherries, spicyness. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty well, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty beer.
Aug 27, 2023
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Reviewed by Brian_J from Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Beer tasting notes

Bells octoberfest
A: copper/orange, matches the label. Slight head, minimal lacing, modest carbonation
S: get the rich malt right off the bat, not particularly roasty or hoppy
T: good malt flavor, a bit of biscuity, again no roasty quality I can make out, a touch of hop bitterness. Not a strong flavor, doesn't last strongly on the palate, though there is a pleasant residual flavor. Could pound it all day, I guess they market it as a session beer so I would agree
M: medium mouthfeel, some fizz from the carbonation
O: pleasant, but lacking roasty character leaves me wanting
Aug 19, 2023
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Rated by NateTrooper7 from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
My favorite Oktoberfest of choice. Made me try more beers as well.
May 02, 2023
Octoberfest Beer from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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