Schell's Oktoberfest - August Schell Brewing Company
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3.27/5 rDev -8.4%
Oktoberfest, here we come! Even though it's the dead of summer heat and I just finished mowing my overgrown lawn, I feel like a fall beer. I've been dying to try this one. So here we go :
Serving style : 12 oz glass bottle, miller fortune glass for appearance
Appearance (3.5) : The color of autumn leaves! Extra points for the festive color. Golden copper color with a touch of light amber. Nice sticky head that laces and stays.
Smell (3.5) : You know that smell when you carve out the inside of a pumpkin? Yeah...that one. And earth. Caramel notes. A little bit of apple and spice. Man this smells great. So festive!
Taste (3) : Oh yes! Smooth, with earthy flavors and spice, leaving a slight carbon-flavored finish. Some honey, moist earth, smoked wood. Distant hints of pumpkin seed and sap, and then strong pine cone. Ends piney and honey-bitter.
Mouthfeel (3.5) : Underbelly of carbonation with a slick finish. Jabs of prickliness make it lively and exciting.
Overall (3.27) : This is a nice beer for a one-off or to share with friends to tell them you care. A great storytelling around the fire pit beer and a nice crisp refresher on a crisp night (I imagine - nights are still hot here). Not a whole lot wrong to say about this beer, other than it finishes a little more piney-bitter than I'd like. It's definitely captured the essence of harvest and brings in that seasonal flavor! Would I buy it again? For a special event. I'm convinced there are some smoother pumpkin beers out there, so I'm still looking for "that one". Don't think I'd personally grab a sixer unless I was having company.
08-26-2014 23:27:07 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
Schell's Oktoberfest from August Schell Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.