Schell's Oktoberfest | August Schell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
350
Reviews:
167
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Slarson7
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattmarka1
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tourdot
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JMN44
4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyLaw
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good oktoberfest.

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Photo of cencless
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber/red to light copper with plenty of carbonation rising, and 2 fingers of creamy, off white head that lasts, and leaves a thick lacing down the glass. The aroma is very bread crust like and caramel malt sweet. Also a grassy like note. Flavor is basically just like the aroma. Seems very balanced and not to sweet but the main flavor is that bready caramel malt. Some grassy notes there, too. Medium body and dry with average carbonation. I don't think this jumps out in any one direction for greatness, but it's a solid offering. Looks great in the glass with that lacing.

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Photo of andrew8626
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbarrett86
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PMarcy78
2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DOCRW
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MNAle
4.14/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden-amber with moderate carbonation. Tall off-white bubbly head, receding casually. Aroma is nicely assertive with bread, perhaps honey, earthy. Taste is spicy bread. Not too sweet. Moderate-to-creamy feel. There is a little malty sweetness in the beginning that transitions to a slightly hoppy, clean, crisp, dry finish. Bread and hops linger in the aftertaste. This is an excellent American-brewed German-style Oktoberfest beer. Schell's knows their German lagers, and this one is excellent.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Schell's Oktobertfest, 5.5% ABV, 25 IBU. Pours thin and orange, with four finger off-white head, and OK lacing. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is malt, sugary sweetness, caramel, a bit of grassiness, and a slight bitter close. Excellent mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. Very drinkable, overall excellent.

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Photo of Soneast
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dnmyrick
4.34/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a 16 oz. Boston Shaker glass at Pappy's Neighborhood Kitchen and Bar in Rochester, MN. Appearance: Copper color. 1 finger beige head that dissipates quickly with little lacing.
Smell: A very pleasant malty biscuity smell hits the nose immediately.
Taste: Very malty with a light hop presence.
Overall: This is an excellent example of the style.

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Photo of Dms844
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrUse
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slim_720
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuttlery
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ta_hagen
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigAl18
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Schell's Oktoberfest from August Schell Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 350 ratings.
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