Beer 302/365 – Schell’s Oktoberfest

Schells Oktoberfest

Style: Oktoberfest

ABV: 5.5%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Kind of minerally tasting, thin bodied.

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not.

Grade: C

9/6/2010: My last trip up to Vintage Estate I decided to grab up as many Oktoberfest/Pumpkin beers as possible, even if I knew nothing about said beers. This was one I knew nothing about, but the $1.50 price point was enough reason for me to take a gamble.

Schell’s Oktoberfest pours out very thing, and the head dissipates almost immediately. The nose is almost non-existent, just some toasted caramel malt notes. The flavor is pretty unbalanced, a little bit of toasted malt flavor, with some a bitter kick that reminds me of iced tea that is unsweetened. Some minerally attributes as well. Mouthfeel was the final nail in the coffin here, it was VERY light, and under-carbonated. I heard good things about Schell beer, but my first impression has not been a good one.

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Published in: on September 6, 2010 at 10:46 am  Comments (2)  
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Beer 300/365 – Bell’s Octoberfest Beer

Bells Octoberfest Beer

Style: Oktoberfest

ABV: 5.5%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Not much, just an average oktoberfest beer.

Will I be drinking this again: Maybe? depends on what else is available.

Grade: B

9/4/2010: Beer #300! Only 65 more to go, okay really by the time i got around to updating this post its more like 50 or so beers to go. This is also my first oktoberfest beer as well. I know nothing about Bell’s version so here goes!

The nose is not powerful at all, mostly a toasted malt type kick. The taste is good, but a bit underwhelming for most of the ride. Toasted malt is main-stage, and quite honestly thats all I am getting from this, maybe a little bit of hops but they are very weak. Again the flavor isn’t a bad one, there just needs to be more of it. Although this is a beer that non-beer geeks would probably enjoy as there are not any harsh flavors going on. Mouthfeel is a bit light.

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Published in: on September 4, 2010 at 8:36 am  Leave a Comment  
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