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

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

Style: 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

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Photo of Lantern
5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Perfect Oktoberfest , The Perfect Brewery, from The Perfect State. Pours beautiful bright amazing perfectly clear and crisp looking PERFECT orange copper color. The smell is a PERFECT marzen character, a Bouquet of Perfect roasted malts, caramel, toffee, slight hops presence. The smell alone is PERFECTLY INTOXICATING! Taste?! Perfect, no other Oktoberfest I have had comes close to complexity of this Perfect Beer. The feel is absolutely Perfect, crisp, roasted , Perfect carbonation, every sip reminds me of fall , football, MSU kicking the shit out of ohio state (losers). fishing for salmon, bonfires,good food , and family.Do yourself a favor and try the Perfect OKTOBERFEST!

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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4.94/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rossracing
4.8/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

best october fest ive ever had

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4.8/5  rDev +32.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Cbubbles
4.74/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely love this beer wait for it all year long!

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4.72/5  rDev +30%

Photo of KEH
4.68/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bell's Octoberfest is one of the best domestic versions that I've tried. It pours a deep golden color with a thick pale head. The balance of this beer is outstanding. It's got a great malty character, a hint of sweetness, and a subtle crispness from the hops at the end. I really wish this beer was available year-round.

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4.63/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite Oktoberfest brews. It has all of the characteristics you've come to expect from a good fall lager: not too heavy, not too light, some bread like malty sweetness, balanced hop character and mild carbonation; everything that reminds you fall is here and the leaves are changing. Served in the proper glassware this makes for a wonderful fall evening.

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4.62/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Only available on tap but worth seeking out in September, October and (if you're lucky) November.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.56/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pale clear amber with a large head. The aroma offers up rich malts, with toffee, sticky fruits, melon, dried leaves, and cooked mushrooms. The flavor is semi sweet, with notes of toffee, melon, and many spices - cardamom and cumin. There is a mild but constantly present bitterness, just enough to balanced the sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light and fluffy carbonation. Overall this a a better than average American octoberfest, with nice fruity notes than I really appreciate, and good balance.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bell's Octoberfest Beer brewed by Bell's Brewery, Inc., with an ABV of 5.50% This Oktoberfest brew pours out a nice deep golden amber color with a small white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this Oktoberfest, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of Bell's Octoberfest Beer is rich with roasted grians and malts. There are also some nice hop bitterness, sweet notes in the smell of this Oktoberfest brew. Now for the taste, it is rich and bold with flavors. You first pick up on the light roasted grians and malts. There is also a nice mild sweetness to the taste. There is a nice amount of hops bitterness at the end of the taste of this Oktoberfest brew. This is a well put together brew. Bell's Octoberfest Beer, has a super nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it goes down nice and smooth. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. The body of this brew is a solid medium. I would drink this Oktoberfest on a cool October day. The mouth feel of Bell's Octoberfest Beer is Bold, Rich, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this Octoberfest a 4.50 out of 5. This is one of the smoother Oktoberfest brews on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. I would definitely buy this brew again. Bell's Brewery, Inc., did a real nice job with this brew.

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4.52/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Frothy, beige head that begins at 2 1/2 fingers and subsides rather quickly. Classic medium orange color and crystal clear. I would have preferred better head retention, but everything else is spot on.

Doughy bread, light toast, hint of chrysanthemum flowers and a clean lager yeast aroma.

Rich malt character of 15-30 Lovibond malt. Must be lots of Munich. After that initial taste there is a buttery melting sensation followed by a strong bitterness.

Light and bubbly, not over-carbonated or harsh. Smooth, but not watery.

I thought that this one was a good example of the style. My qualms are minimal: better head retention, maybe a tad less bitterness and some more hop in the aroma. The hoppy aroma is my American opinion so don't yell at me.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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