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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by hoppymeal on 09-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,071
Reviews:
539
Ratings:
1,177
pDev:
12.09%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
123
Trade:
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Photo of Barleycorn
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jlswen2945
4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaddoJay
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This wasn't memorable but it was solid enough...

The thing I liked the most about this beer was its coloration - a color reminiscent to a pumpkin, if it were in liquid form. The brew tops off with a nice white, thin foam (in terms of height but thick in terms of its presentation to the eye. The odor that emanates from this is mostly weak, not much to pick out in my opinion, which is followed by a watery mouthfeel that eased up on carbonation as it warmed. Taste-wise this wasn't anything overly special, it pretty much follows the style, good enough in my book and better than any macro take on this. Overall, I rated this good as i definitely enjoyed it on a lazy Sunday evening.

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Photo of Chilmer
2.59/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks again to Corey for the beer.

Beautiful, clear amber body. One finger white head that dies down to a wispy cap and faint ring.
The aroma is lightly toasty malts, doughy and with some caramel sweetness, crisp red apple and a mineral presence.
The taste follows the nose but more delicate and complex. The doughy and toasted malts mingle with caramel and apple with a mineral and slight medicinal top finish.
Light mouth feel, a touch grainy with a crisp finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pkg 08/22/2018

L-The beer pours a clear light amber. The head is off-white and around 1 cm in height. The head recedes to a thin film and ring leaving no lacing behind.
S- The nose is clean and bready with a subtle sweetness. There is a light spicy hop presence. Overall intensity is above average for a octoberfest.
T-The taste follows the nose with a lightly sweet malt base that finishes with a spicy hop linger.
F-Mouthfeel overall is medium. Carbonation is also medium and prickly. The finish is not quite dry.
O-One of the most balanced Octoberfest beers I've had. Straddles that line between sweet and hoppy almost perfectly. The mouthfeel is almost too much for drinking in multiples. Overall though one of the better domestics I've had.

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Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is amber, head is light tan with fine to small bubbles and presents about 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to a solid top with some light bubbly lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is munich malt forward with toast, biscuit, crackers, light fruitiness, then some clean and earthy hop notes.

Taste is quite pleasant with munich malt flavors similar to the aroma with toast, biscuit, crackers, subtle grape like fruitiness; hops are floral, earthy.

Mouthfeel is fairly crisp, moderate carbonation, slight bite in the finish.

Overall a pleasantly malty oktoberfest, mouthfeel is a bit over crisp with dry presence and moderate carbonation.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grm1007
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breakingbland
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan4120
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Orange with a burnt orange center with a moderate amount of clarity. A medium tan head that dissipates quickly and doesn't leave behind much lacing.
S - Clean, crisp malt along with notes of bread and caramel - with a slight hint of pretzels. The smell is pretty faint however.
T - Follows the nose: crisp, clean bready malt up front followed by notes of caramel, spices, toasty.
F - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Clean and crisp
O - A pretty solid oktoberfest that doesn't deviate too much from tradition, but seems to fall somewhat short of the better brews out there in terms of look, smell, and overall flavor profile. Good, but not great - enjoyable, but I'd prefer others out there.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours deep red orange with a tiny white head. Smells of darker roasted grain with nice earthy tones. Tastes of darker roasted grain with caramel and earthy notes. Beer is light bodied and goes down very easy, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tazzman
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lucular
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid Oktoberfest that pours on the lighter side of the color spectrum for a Marzen. Earthy, slightly spicy hops are balanced with a nice caramel malt backbone that is more biscuity than sweet.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper with not much head. Smell is a little soapy and slightly sweet. Taste is on the weaker side but not bitter. Feel is smooth with the right amount of fizz. Not bad

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,177 ratings