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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


hogan873's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Clear, light amber body with a thick, lasting white head. Sweet, inviting aroma with notes of caramel, malt, and a touch of earth. Smooth, sweet, and delicious! Caramel and malty sweetness up front fades only slightly to a mild alcohol warming. Finishes smooth. Nice.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
koleminer20 (595) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap at Fraser's. My god. This is just bad. The color should be of concern, as it's far too golden with a splash of the amber waves. There is a little white head and some decent lacing. The aroma has a touch of spice, but it's all lager. Just a lightly metallic lager. The flavor is none too better. There is a minuscule bit of spice on the immediate tongue before fading into a metallicy Molson disaster. No pumpkin, no dominating spices, blah. The mouth feel is moderately like flavored water, and not much thicker. I believe this could be the worst Bells beer I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - AUG 8, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
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. Medium body. Very drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. amber with small head. medium caramel malt base. light hops. reasonably flavorful.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hubermi12 (14) - - FEB 17, 2014
Very difficult to get ahold of, Bell’s hasn’t distributed this the last two years but it is one of the best octoberfests.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
"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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
A pretty average octoberfest. Malty and slightly sweet. A nice bready character. Medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daustin (4) - - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
Good tasting beer. Nice color and aroma. No bad aftertaste. Could definitely drink all night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2259) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
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.


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