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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (305) - - SEP 11, 2011
On tap at jerrys on division. Pod opaque chestnut w a soapy white head. Nose is clean and crisp w malt back behind gentle hops. Taste is similar... Not super complex but enjoyable


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ronaldtheriot (1784) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Bell’s Octoberfest Beer has a thin-to-medium, off-white, creamy head, a mostly clear, amber appearance, and minimal lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of bread crust and a touch of hop spice. Taste is of the sweet, white bread crust, some syrupiness, and a slight spicy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Bell’s Octoberfest Beer finishes mostly dry and very drinkable. RJT

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (6028) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle: Clear, light amber with a small white head. Caramel, honey, grain scent. Taste is straw, toffee malt, chalk, honey.... Really light bodied..... Ok, but a little on the bland and weak side.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Bread, caramel, malty, slight metallic aromas. Bread, malty, biscuit, malty flavors. Fifth best of seven beer oktoberfest blind tasting. Still pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorkenstein (424) - - SEP 26, 2016
Aromas of caramel, toffee, and sharp earthy wet leaves. Taste is caramel, honey, toffee, some dark fruits and berries, brown sugar, pie crust, and earthy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottled. Clear orange amber pour. Caramel malts and bread. Not too heavy. Pretty nice example of the style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Sixer with Boo; from Liquor Barn (Jefferson Commons); bottled on 8/12/16. Aroma: Lightly sweet bread with a touch of spiciness. Appearance: Coppered gold with soft carbonation holding up a sticky white head that settles into a patchy ring. Flavor: Caramel glazed bread up front; noble hops do more to reveal dryness than to provide bitterness; the finish is off-dry and barely bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation abrupt finish. Overall: Not noteworthy in any one category, especially among American takes on the style. Has an initial caramel sweetness not found in the better European examples.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours clear amber with a one finger off white head with some lacing. Aroma is of bready malts, caramel, sweet malts, nutty malts, light grassy hops, and light earthy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a semi creamy mouthfeel with a slightly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a decently tasty beer that is easy drinking and pretty good for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2671) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Clear golden orange.Thick collar of foam holds well. Quiet but polished and focused nose of honeyed baguette, almond skin, apricot, hay and toasted cracker. Subtle note of paper and DMS. Firm, snug carbonation. Honey- and apricot-kissed sugars are cleansed by a firm toasty dryness and a tickle of floral, gently spicy hops. Mild saccharine notes and a tinge of papery lifelessness hinder the otherwise rich, well-extracted maltiness. Just enough succulence to the grain to induce a tongue-smack. Buried note of DMS sneaks its way into the mix, but there’s plenty of snappiness to keep it from hanging around. Sturdy malt structure is enhanced by a well-lagered fullness and mostly clean fermentation which underscores its deceptive weight. Big Munich punch and honeyed baguette anchor the haylike accents and spicy-herbal (fennel seed) hop scratch in the well-balanced finish. A few blemishes here and there, but it’s fairly clean and the balance is nicely executed. Not quite good enough to unseat Sierra Nevada’s version as my go-to autumnal lager, but it’s not far behind. Could be better, could be worse.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Solid marzen. Pretty fall colors....reddish brown. Malty, mildly sweet, nice bitter finish. Nothing amazing, but still tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Msdrbeat (466) - East Lansing, USA - SEP 14, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Slightly sweet aroma. Pours a beautiful Amber. Looks like fall itself. Mostly malt with a good bitter backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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