rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2012
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
starts with minimal, nearly undetectable flavor, followed by a strange unpleasant bitterness. not hoppy, just an artificial seeming bitterness. i don’t know what they were going for, but this certainly can’t be it. one of the worst beers i’ve ever had.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 2010 Crescent Moon Extreme Beer Festival. Pours clear light amber with a thin white head. Mild toffee aroma. Thin in body. Has a good medium bitter taste. The mild hop finish lingers. Not bad.
CanIHave4Beers (3539) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a good deep reddish orange with a great head and plenty of lace. The aroma is a good biscuit malt base with lots of citrus and piney hop notes. The flavor is very hoppy with a profile that reminds me a bit of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, there is plenty of citrus and fruitiness to this beer. The beer is lightly sweet with some bitter citrus rind making it really well balanced. I quite like this.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pretty decent beer. Thickish on the tongue, with a light fresh taste. Bready malt body.
madvike (3072) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Pours clear yellow with a touch of amber and a thin foamy off-white head. "The hopping of a pale ale", huh? So I should get lots of hops on the nose? Yeah, those kind of aren’t there. Metal? Check. Light crackery malt? Check. Touch of sugary sweetness? Check. And okay--a bit of herbal hopping? Check. Tastes about the same, but with a grassy hoppiness that builds through the finish, but feels separate to the rest of the beer. There’s mineral dryness in there as well that isn’t all that appealing. I’d like the beer in the description, because it doesn’t taste all that much like the one in my glass.
LinusStick (2971) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh...an average Vienna sampled at Penn Brewery. Aroma was alright. Flat and stale hops with nothing else. Pour was a nice deep dark amber with a one finger dense off white head. Taste was very watery. A weird burnt toast was present throughtout with some hints of earth and light hops. Any aftertaste was bullied over by a flavorless water presence. Very weird and very average
DrnkMcDermott (2881) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Schell’s certainly likes to sneak the popular IPA hops into their traditional German recipes. This pours a dark honey gold color, a little lighter than their Firebrick, with a nice nose of hops under the cap and busy bubbles making for a contoured foam landscape with lace on the sides. Definitely hoppy, but the Tettnangs keep the Cascades respectable. Taste is an equal melding of Pale Ale and Vienna styles. Very easy drinking, with the dry finish of a lager added to a hop profile that tends more toward the "noble" side as I go on. Interesting that Schell’s has done "extreme" beers, they just find more interesting variations on traditional style.
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Hills Beer Fest - under the guise of 150th Anniversary. Pours a clear dusty copper color with a small ring of beige head. Sweet and malty aroma, yet tangy with florals. Even some citrus. Tastes malt-forward, but not overly sweet. Certainly not bland. Nice citrus hop presence and even some pine. Nice session beer.
Huhzubendah (2839) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is light orange colored and fairly hazy. The white head is a finger thick, displays decent retention, and leaves some sparse lacing on the pint glass. The aroma offers fruit, wheat, malt, light hops. The flavor is decent. The beer is slightly sweet, with malt and fruit flavors. The body is pretty thin, with solid carbonation. Overall, a decent brew. I would try it again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-06-2011
cbfobes (2656) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear light amber with a decent head and some lacing, the aroma is of some sweet malt and bread mixed in with metal, the flavor is sweet but has a metallic finish, decent brew just nothing special.