Beer Review: Bell's Octoberfest
Tonight's selection is Bell's Octoberfest. Bell's is a very consistent, high quality Michigan brewery. I'm a fan of most of their line up. The Octoberfest has a clear, amber color to it. The aroma is dominated by the caramel smell from the malts, not surprising for this style. The taste is smooth and sweet. It's flavorful but not too heavy. The caramel taste of the malts coats the inside of your mouth, leaving a pleasant after taste. The finish is a little surprising. There is a small bite from the hops, but nothing overpowering. I definitely didn't see it coming, but the harshness is reduced as you continue drinking.
I urge you to get your hands on the Octoberfests while you can. Hacker-Pschorr's is great this year, as is Sam Adams' and Flying Dog's. Don't you just love Octoberfest?
I know I do.