Bell’s Octoberfest Beer

Since Bell’s started getting distribution to New Jersey, I’ve been trying to pick up some of their seasonals that I’ve never gotten a chance to try. This one is one of their fall seasonals that I was interested in trying. I would be curious if Bell’s is considering updating their labels because they are a bit dated, but I guess all that matters is what’s inside.

ABV: 5.5%

Style: Marzen/Oktoberfest

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Crafted as a flavorful session beer and perfect for autumn, Octoberfest spends a full six weeks fermenting. With herbal hop aromas, this balanced amber lager focuses on lightly toasted malt that lends body without too much sweetness. Perfect for a week-long wedding celebration in Germany or the start of the Michigan autumn.”

Random: This beer is not surprisingly a seasonal.

The beer poured with a half a finger of off-white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing behind. The body was clear and light amber in color with a lot of carbonation visible. There wasn’t much to the nose. I picked up some malt, some brown bread and a touch of hop spiciness. The taste was clean with the expected malt sweetness up front. It had some brown bread and went into some grass and spice from the hop. The body was on the medium side with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with sweet malt. A bottle of this was $2.17, which came to $.18 per ounce. This was a good beer, but didn’t blow my socks off. I wouldn’t refuse it if it was handed to me though.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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