austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hoppy Americanized Okto that’s light on the sweet malt that I usually enjoy. This style fails repeatedly to impress me. I’m disappointed how overtly bitter this is.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I managed to get the last six pack in the store.these guys do a nice job on there beer’s nice color,definate malt flavor with slight hop finish.Well done for american
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Little hoppy, which I liked. A little citrus in the middle, which took me off guard. A new favorite of mine from the Shell brewing.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer, I never would’ve believed it had a vanilla aroma untill I smelt it for myself. Very heavy in the malt maybe a bit harsh but not too bad. pour me another bootful
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am really starting to enjoy oktoberfest beers. They are very flavorful and robust and this one is a perfect example.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice smooth beer. Tastes of lemon which is really odd for an Oktoberfest. Not to style, but a good beer anyway.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For those of you who haven’t had the privilege of actually going to Schell’s Brewery in lovely New Ulm, MN, you are missing out on one cool brewery. There is a large garden that has peacocks struting around and multiple layers to the garden. Oh, and this brewery does make some dam good beers too.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another americanized octoberfest. Actually not that bad just lacking in the toasted malt and full body department.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like German Beer bread! (not surprisingly) The nice head faded quickly. Good beer, but not as complex as I expected average flavor for a marzen.
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If it smells bad than it probably is too old. I like it best on tap in early fall. I wouldn’t want to drink bootfuls of it, but for an American Marzen it’s pretty good.