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

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

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

BEER STATS
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#38,508
Reviews:
507
Ratings:
1,096
pDev:
12.12%
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Photo of MacStinson
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greasy
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giggy
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look of a typical Octoberfest reasonably nice head and carbonation.
Smell of malt dark bread caramel in a hint of muskiness.
Taste of dark breads caramel malt.
Feel is typical.
Overall I was somewhat disappointed with this probably should have drank it sooner. I will consider to be average at best

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Photo of hypnotoad1
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmryan21
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rab53
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ninaturner
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arizcards
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead on 10-9-17 for $2.29. Bottled on 8-8-17, shelf life for 3 months but stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured auburn with a nice long lasting white head.

Nose was very light sweet toasted malts.

Taste was classic Marzen, a nice toasted malt baseline that melded nicely with what i perceive are noble hops.

Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a nice tasting fest beer, glad i finally tried it. Appreciate the change of pace from hoppy ipas and roasty stouts!

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Photo of animal69
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into pint glass. Clear amber color with a 1 finger white head. Very light, sweet caramel aromas from the malts. Not much for hops. Just an average Oktoberfest and I would expect more from Bells. It is too light and could use more overall flavor.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caveworm
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bell's Octoberfest Beer | Bell's Brewery, Inc Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head is four fingers thick and off-white, with webbed lacing, and a clear nearly oak-like amber body.

I smell slightly sweet caramelized malts, just as we all expected.

The taste is also that of slightly sweet caramelized malts, with a clear and refreshing finish.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Bell's Octoberfest Beer | Bell's Brewery, Inc. with an overall 4.25

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AColtonOfBeer
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ledouge
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nater919
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BubbleChamber
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light amber colored. Head dissipates to 1 finger, no substantial lacing. Nose is malty. Flavor is malty, too, only bordering on sweet. Just of tinge of hop bitterness. Finish is a little drying on the tongue, prompting another sip (or gulp). Body is lightish. A good brew from one of my favorite breweries, but I would prefer more carbonation to make it crisper. —Reviewed 2017/09/22

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