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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Lakemaid Beer is a limited release brew from August Schell Brewing Company and Rapala. Brewed in Schellís old world tradition, this classic American lager is a crisp, clean, refreshing beer, specially brewed to capture the flavor of the fishing country were the legendary Lakemaids swim. With a mild malt flavor like a soft summer breeze and the sparkle of hops that dances like sun on the water, this is the ice cold beer with a taste so good it proves that great fishermen never need to exaggerate.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnmwilson (6) - Orange City, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2008 does not count
Decent summer beer, and the variety of "lake maids" on the labels is certainly a plus! Purchased in Cross Lake, MN on a fishing trip. Light and refreshing enough to drink 3 or 4 at one setting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
This was surprisingly tasty. Nice body. A touch of sweetness and hops. Super crisp and light very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. This is one of the best pale lagers I can recall. Nice sweetness to it with a nice hop balance. A little darker than usual. Very clean, very crisp. I could drink this regularly with no problem. Nice, light, refreshing on a hot day. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Picked up a 12 of this for 12.99. Not cheap for a lager, certainly not for one that is marketed towards fisherman. That being said, for a macro lager, it doesnt get much better, Clean, crisp, nothing offensive. Really a great brew to have up North in the boat. For the record, Miss Smallmouth is by far the hottest of the lakemaids. Also, the little booklet that comes with it has some fairly humorous writings....

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3310) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2008
For what itís worth I am a great fan of Schell Brewery, without too many great expectations Iíve been itching to try this one out. So... Here goes. The aroma is faint at best and has noes of mainly straw, and grassy hops. The beer is attractive enough (yes this is the beer I speak of not the fish lady on the bottle) It is a clear golden color, but then head is fairly solid, and leaves a so-so lace. The flavor took me a little by surprise, perhaps it is a bit tastier than I had expected. The flavor starts off a little fruity with some slight citrus and bananna notes, but finishes with a plesant hop bitterness. This beer is no doubt light, and easy drinking, but I could absolutley see it being taken along on a fishing trip, In fact I may just have to do that soon.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2008
A yellow color with sweet lagery aroma. Very sweet body with a light mouthfeel. Very very light lager flavor. Thanks to Skyview for sharing.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK (4476) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Yellow color. Very light lager aroma with hair salon. Some salt in the flavor, in addition to corn. Drink this one ice cold. Not one of Schellís better products. I agree with Ben, this is good shtick and campy. It does remind me of Premium, but not as drinkable or as good as that beer. Thanks to Skyview for sharing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4407) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2008
You gotta love the shtick coming out of Schell... Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Yellow color with no head. Light grain aroma and some marshmallow. Sweet, clean grain flavor. Much like Grain Belt Premium. Simple and good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Thanks to Skyview for sharing! I love the art on these bottles! I have to collect them all! The beer was clear golden with thin white foam. The aroma was dominated by corn grit, with some sweet malt and faint hops. The flavor is a bit more bitter than you would expect from the aroma. Corn was present here too. Sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5215) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Purchased at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a clear golden straw brew with a thin white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. Aroma of sweet light corn grits, crystal golden grain malt, some citrus zest and a touch of red beets. Taste is light bodied, slightly sweet with flavors of corn grits, flowery hop character with a touch of pear. Finish is semi-sweet, a slight pear and bread after taste that quickly disappears to a clean finish. Actually itís not that bad for a semi-sweet light beer. I could easily share a few bottles while fishing and tell a few stories about how the "big one" got a away.


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