heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, nearly copper colored body with a lightly khaki colored head. Very malty nose with fresh apple skins and hints of citrus. There is also some earthy potato and fresh bread dough. The taste is bright with orange peels and apple core. There is also some potato skin, and in this case, it is a good thing because it gets balanced. It is a bit sharp on the tongue with carbonation, but that is ok when you sip. Overall, it is like having a fairly malty pils with an amber ale level of hopping. This is very well made and refreshing. Probably the best I have had from Schell and a unique creation. I am very happy with this beer and would love to get more on my next trip up north, I hope Schell decides to produce this one again. We need more hoppy lagers like this without them being imperial pilseners.
Alopex (56) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very beautiful copper-orange colored brew with a fingers worth of off white head. Aroma is of pine and grapefruit. There is almost enough malt here to balence out the hop bite but I largely feel as though I’m drinking an APA. Pretty nice showing for Schell’s 150th Anniversary.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at ground round in winona, mn. scent is rather mild but does consist of some hops and a yeasty malt. taste has nice hops notes. there is also a slight carmel hint in the end. nice smooth finish. not a bad brew.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught during Winterfest 2009 in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a decent off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind a thick lacing. Aroma of some golden and pils malt, citrus zest, some lemon, a hint of grassy hops, and some biscuit dough. Taste is medium body, some carbonation with flavors close to an American Pale Ale with light caramel, citrus zest, some floral hops, a touch of pine and a hint of honey. Finish is semi-dry, hoppy, with a mild bitterness that follows a citrus and floral hop aftertaste.