Bell's Octoberfest Beer | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Octoberfest Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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
Ratings:
1,005
Reviews:
478
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
91
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,005 |  Reviews: 478
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walnut
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bell's Octoberfest, 5.5% ABV. Pours thin and golden, with less than a finger of white foamy head. Nose is a slight hoppiness, taste is pretty smooth malt balancing hops, with a slight bitter close. Mouthfeel is OKish, given that it is thin and over-carbonated. Overall just OK, but to be fair, I am drinking this three months past the three month drink-by date. Could be better fresh - I forgot I had it.

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Photo of Jodio
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A fantastic marzen. Review taken in autumn 2016. Hop it comes back!

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Photo of ahommell
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear, copper-colored body; very thin, soapy head. Nice aroma of old, ripe fruit; apple cider. A rather nondescript flavor; some toasted grain flavor; vague hop bitterness. Warm yet flat mouthfeel.

It seems like previous bottles from the same six pack packed more flavor and visual appeal, but today's sample came across as bland and boring across the board. There was no real, lasting head as such and the smell and taste were muted. I'll definitely re-review this one on down the road as this doesn't seem to live up to Bell's general quality.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of deereless
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmg480
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinthegypo
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2016... OCCASION: Back in Bloom at Filet 18 to celebrate our fifteenth anniversary... a herd of bubbles moves steadily upwards... off-white head, swampy and effervescent... a somewhat hazy, light amber body... first scents offer a metallic ping--bready and pretzel-like... big, medium-bodied with caramel and sweet malts.... not much of the signature Two Hearted hops to speak of... some activity on the teeth, nicely nuanced for a fest... overall, a nicely malted, fresh experience, full, sweet and complete as another fine Bell's offering...at 22 ounces and $5, quite a deal....

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.54/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bongobeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An average mazen. Amber looks. Malty nose & taste. Too spritzy on the tongue. But like many an average marzen to me, it gets better as it warms.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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