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Schell's Oktoberfest - August Schell Brewing Company

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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Oktoberfest or Marzen (March) type of beer was originally brewed in March, and laid down in caves before the summer weather rendered brewing impossible. Stocks would be drawn upon heavily during the summer, and exhausted by October.

In Germany, this tradition has come to be associated with one specific style, Oktoberfest Bier. In keeping with true German tradition, August Schell Oktoberfest beer is brewed just once a year. Brewed with the perfect balance of Pale, Munich, and Cara Pils malt with Liberty and Perle hops to create a rich, smooth taste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-31-2002)
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meatmallet

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3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a medium amber color with a medium light tan head. The head disappeared quickly.

Smell: The aroma is sweet and lightly spiced. There is a light alcohol smell to it as well. I am also picking up a bit of caramel in there as well.

Taste: Toasted malt and rich caramel up front. It fades a bit to a light honey and a little bit of hops. Not much of an aftertaste though.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Very thick and creamy. Had high carbonation and a medium body.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 04:53:41 | More by meatmallet
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Upon opening this beer I poured it into a clear tulip glass to maximize the aroma. The beer appeared fairly red, and mostly transparent but with a little bit of haze.

The aroma was full, lots of beta acids gave off esters over the malty mixture. The odor was that of hops and malts more weight on the hops.

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Schell's Oktoberfest from August Schell Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.