RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a billowy beige head. Aromas of hops, bread. Very smooth, crisp, great carbonation, hoppy finish. Rich flavor. Slight warming builds on the tongue as you drink it. Really nice beer.
undsioux7 (789) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is bready maltiness with a touch of spicy, citrus hops. Taste is crisp with bread, grass, tea and just a touch of spice. Not bad
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good hop balanced lager. Does have the lager crispness with hop flavor from this German style brewer. Not too bitter for the lager minded, and just enough hops (for a lager) for a hophead like myself. But overall i wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle as an extra in a trade with fidelis83- thanks again, Jeremiah! Pours a mostly clear amber with a big off-white head that leaves some light and sloppy lacing in the glass. Aroma of toast, grass, citrus, tea, banana, cardboard, and musk. Flavor of wet leaves, cardboard, grass, tea, citrus, floral hops, caramel malts, and rainwater. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a wet, leafy mouthfeel. Not bad, but this one just isn’t doing it for me. Though I have to admit I dig the grandpa beer-style label.
markas101 (1747) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Rich copper colour, foamy pond scum head. Strong citrus aroma with warming clove backbone. Hops overpower the malt, I was looking forward to a bit more malt profile but this is decent nonetheless.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Light gold pour with a moderate white head. Aroma is scotch ale and vinegar. Nice medium body in a lighter beer. Taste is hop, malt, and an aspirin-like finish. Decent.
zeke626 (411) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by akevitt. Pours a clear amber-gold body with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, bread, yeast, and some nice floral hops. Flavor is not as intense as the aroma, but similar with the hops more prominent. Body is on the lighter side of medium, but very drinkable. Slick mouthfeel and well carbonated. Finishes dry and bitter with a slight aspirin taste.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
oh yes, bready aroma. nice head. darker than a pale lager but just as clear. big bitter ipa impact and dulled over by a vienna background. decent fizz for a strong hoppy malty bitter beer. big slap on the tastebuds. medicinal plowing back of throat finiah. hoppen fer sure on this one. I like schell because their beers are easy to dring but this one is more like those ubiquitous rude ipas that are out there.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold color with a large head. Noble hop aroma. Light citrus and grain present as well. Very dry and grainy start to the flavor. A little more than moderate bitterness. Quite floral in the hops department. Light breadiness. Fairly high carbonation.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is very bready and biscuity, with caramel, and a sweet fruitiness that reminds me of a subdued cross between banana and pineapple. Taste is caramel, moderate bitterness, toasted, biscuity character, with some light raisiny notes. Good mouthfeel, nice length finish. A very well-made, sessionable beer. Between this and the upcoming barrel-aged series, there are some exciting things happening at Schells.