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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A coppery amber lager that showcases a full bodied, malty flavor that is balanced by a refreshing bitterness derived from fine noble hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1355) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of toasted matls, caramel, sweet malts, spices, and a little floral hops. Flavor starts off sweet with the toasted malts, caramel, and spices. Has a somewhat bitter finish with the floral hops. A pretty decent Oktoberfest.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Pours a clear orange/copper color with a medium off-white head that has decent retention. Spotty lacing throughout with a thin ring at the top. The aroma is mostly malty with touches of sweet spice and hops. Medium body with roasted malt, caramel and hops flavors. The finish is malty and nutty at first with a lightly peppered hops aftertaste. Pretty simple for a Bell’s beer quite honestly. Average overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5037) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle: The aroma is rather faint with some light notes of caramel, grass, and faint spice. It pours a transparent amber wit a small off-white head that quickly fades to a small film. The flavor starts with some light caramel and toffee with a hint of nuttiness in the background. The finish has some light grassy hops with a hint of spice. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2007
The point may have been reached where I just don’t care about this style any more - they just aren’t doing much for me. This one pours clear copper with a nice off-white head. The aroma has smooth sweet caramel malt, some biscuit and a thinness to it. Medium body with a small amount of sharp carbonation. The taste is like the aroma, but even thinner. The finish becomes lightly medicinal. A fairly mediocre beer from a wonderful brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, bright orange color; white head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Candy sugar with a hint of allspice and cinnamon in the aroma; one-dimensional otherwise. Medium mouthfeel: candy sugar and light spice are the dominant notes, with a mild citrus presence and lively carbonation that can’t compensate for the lack of much else; drinkable and a reasonably pleasant oktoberfest. Medium, sugar and fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Amber color. Smell of malt, hops, clove, honey, vegtables, faint cinamon spice and pumpkin. Taste of malt, pumpkin, caramel, hops, clove, sugar and a nice bitter bite at the end. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Bought 2 bottles at the local shop, ended up being a wise move because this is a weak Oktoberfest. Actually it’s just a weak beer period, not sure why Bell’s put out such a stinker. Cidery bland aroma, that’s it. Light copper pour with zero head and zero lacing, my glass was properly rinsed so I have to assume it’s the beer and not the glass. Mouth feel is actually decent, medium body, slightly sweet and crisp enough to earn a 6. Flavor is odd but overall it wasn’t offensive. Kind of has a real light malt vs. a dry sweet cider thing going on. Minimal aftertaste and it goes down quick. I just don’t know what’s going on with this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Medium amber, decent but slight head. Aroma lightly of caramel with a hint of bread. Flavor matched, with some noble hop bitterness on the finish. Simple drinker, enjoyable, but not a standout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 Bottle on 09/12/2009. Very clear pale amber body with a medium white head. Sweet toasty malt aroma with a bit of caramel. Sweet toasty and caramel flavor with a bit of noble hops lurking in the background. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.2 09/01/2007: Clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and malty aroma. Sweet lightly nutty bready flavor. 6/4/7/3/14 - 3.4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle. Pretty average Oktoberfest; not a total craft-beer take but still somehow exaggerates the more bitter/noble hops aspects of the style. Seems more like an American amber than a true Marzen; gave away half the sixer.


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