mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Sidestreet in Fargo. Poured into a pint glass.
Color is orange/ruby amber. There was only a little head, but I think it was because the way the server poured it, must not be experience. Hence, there was no lacing.
Smell is of cloves and a little smoked/toasted malts. Taste is of bananas and cloves. A slight hint of hops.
Mouthfeel is very, very smooth and crisp. Leaves a great aftertaste.
Overall, this was a great beer! I am excited that I had the chance to try it. I am looking forward to No. 4!
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-21-2008 03:57:36
LordofTime25 (6) - Whittemore, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2008 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A good dark beer flavor with a light beer drinkablitity! I tried it and drank it the rest of the night!
drpimento (2086) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very neat! Can’t imagine I’ll ever have the chance to savor another brand of this style. Poured with an off-white head that dissipates somewhat. Some lace. Clear medium dark amber color. Yeasty, malty, spicy aroma. Great barley malt/ bavarian weiss yeast flavor. Perfect carbonation. Fresh finish. Session beer. Clean. Masterfullly done. Great beer.
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Autumn Brew Review 2008
This beer had a unique flavor which was also enjoyable. Noticed were vanilla, iced tea, honey, as well as banana. Nice thirst quencher on an old style.
JK (4244) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sterbs, as BDR calls it. I like this but it is not as rustic as the description leads one to believe. I thought it was a lager while drinking it. The palate is light, but seems appropriate for the style. Light red color and it does look filtered. The aroma is unmistakably that of a wheat beer with yeast, banana, and clove. Flavor is just a little sweet, again more wheat and I thought this was some kind of wheat beer because it definitely has those characteristics. Lightly roasted, some candy sugar. I like it, and its great that Schell’s tries things like this.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Medium amber with a decent head. Aroma of banana, bread, and caramel. Nice light sweet flavor. Very nice.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Stub & Herb’s in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a semi-clear light copper amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates clean with no thin head or ring. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt, banana esters, a touch of marshmallow, and some cloves. Taste is light to medium bodied, very little carbonation with a semi-sweet caramel malt, banana and clove flavor with a touch of pepper. Finish is semi-sweet, a little flat with a light Hawaiian bead aftertaste that quickly disappears.
zeke626 (412) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Stub & Herb’s. Pours a clear, amber body with a reddish hue. Thin, white head. Light aroma of grain and malts with a hint of caramel. Flavor is interesting - it starts out with straightforward malt and grain flavors and then near the finish you get a burst of sweetness of caramel, banana, and a bit of citrus. Clean aftertaste.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Madcapper in Stillwater. Copper color with a thin head. Sweet grain aroma, lightly bready. A light caramel grain start to the flavor, followed up with sweet grains and bread. A little floral hop and a faint bit of banana. Interesting to say the least.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap in the Schell tasting room. Good, good times down there, damn near got killed by a peacock. Lots of banana, clove and spiceness. Tastes much like a slighty amped up version of Schells Hefe. Why this compared to a "steam beer" i dont know, cause when i think steam beers, I think Anchor steam, which is mostly bland and tasteless. This puppy explodes with flavor, with banana being the most prevelant, but the spicey/pepper aspect balances out the sweetness well. One of my top Schell brews ever.