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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A coppery amber lager that showcases a full bodied, malty flavor that is balanced by a refreshing bitterness derived from fine noble hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2007
On draft at capones. Pours a a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts, some spices are present, and light caramel. the flavor is sweet, caramel, spices, and finishes lightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (4751) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Slightly darker than the ubiquitous pale yellow american lager, has some orange tinge in there. Aroma is rather clean cream and yeasty. A rather mild fest beer than can be easily enjoyed. Has just a tad of bitter bite but much less than many fest beers. Good tingly carbonation that comes across as creamy at times, just like the aroma. This is enjoyable and easy to drink. A fun fest beer that has good manners and is fun to drink for a lager lover. I’m not much of a Bell’s fan, but this is a good one. No bitter impressions on the finish. Not as good as Hacker but certainly as good as Stoudts and Schell. Waves above Great Lakes Octoberfest as far as enjoyability goes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2007
LIght orange copper color with a quickly diminished off white head. Pale malt aromas along with a light crisp noble hops aroma. I’d be hard pressed to name the style by the scent. I’d likely guess a Dortmunder or light Vienna with the lack of toasted malt. Still a nice clean lager aroma. More toasty and lightly nutty in flavor. Smooth and crisp feel. Very easy to drink and rather simple. I’m not moved when I drink this like I am with a really good Oktoberfest, when I have visions of the fall season with leaves changing color, a bonfire and a light crisp breeze. This one makes me think about boiling some brats in it. That’s ok, but not the full Oktoberfest experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1397) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10001) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6016) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (5009) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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