Darkmagus82 (948) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-3-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served an amber-orange colored brew with a small white head. The head had a moderate persistence fading over time to give a light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is bready and toasted malt with some spice and caramel sweetness as well. Rounding out the aroma is a very light orange citrus smell.
Taste – The taste begins of a nice lightly toasted malt aroma mixed with some stronger flavors of caramel and spice. As the taste advances it dries some a small amount as some of the caramel dissipates in strength and the roasted bready malts increase. While the caramel fades some a light citrus sweetness comes to the tongue and rounds out the flavor. At the end some lighter hop flavors of a citrus and earthy nature arrive at the tongue to leave a roasted light bitter flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is on par. Both good for the flavors and drinkability of the brew.
Overall – Rather sweet and malty with a great flavor profile and wonderful transitions. Drinkable and quite favorable.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another solid offering from Bell. A desent white head sits atop a orange amber color beer. Fades quickly but is always present.Aroma is that of spicy hops and mild malt with yeasty bready tones.
Biscuit malt taste with hop bitterness at end.
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with small head. medium caramel malt base. light hops. reasonably flavorful.
hubermi12 (14) - - FEB 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very difficult to get ahold of, Bell’s hasn’t distributed this the last two years but it is one of the best octoberfests.
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
"This beer pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Nice lacing on the class that sticks for a while. Aroma of malts. Flavor of malts, hops, and spices.
ads135 (2911) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty average octoberfest. Malty and slightly sweet. A nice bready character. Medium bodied.
daustin (4) - - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good tasting beer. Nice color and aroma. No bad aftertaste. Could definitely drink all night.
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Beergeek23322 (2228) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/19/2010. From bottle. Malty aromas with caramel and light fruit. Deep amber color with a white head. Semi-sweet flavors with caramel, malt and light hops.
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper on tap with thick white head and good lace. Aroma is slight caramel and bready grain. Taste follows, light and lackluster. Meh.
mrjaxson (290) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pleasant-enought Octoberfest, not likely to offend nor especially please anyone. A minimally interesting entry from one of Michigan’s great breweries.