mnmwilson (6) - Orange City, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was surprisingly tasty. Nice body. A touch of sweetness and hops. Super crisp and light very drinkable.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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....
CanIHave4Beers (3428) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A yellow color with sweet lagery aroma. Very sweet body with a light mouthfeel. Very very light lager flavor. Thanks to Skyview for sharing.
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
badgerben (4536) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.