wlajwl (3336) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can taste the hops more than anything but the malts do have a good prescence. A hard beer to categorize, among the better Schell beers.
CanIHave4Beers (2768) - 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.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - 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. Schellís 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 Schellís has done "extreme" beers, they just find more interesting variations on traditional style.
LinusStick (2701) - 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
jake65 (2447) - Williston, North Dakota, 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.
madvike (2383) - 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 arenít 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. Thereís mineral dryness in there as well that isnít all that appealing. Iíd like the beer in the description, because it doesnít taste all that much like the one in my glass.
ads135 (2360) - 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.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a darkish gold with a thin yet dense head and aromas of pale malt, herbal hops and a bit of apple. Flavor starts alright enough, but then a bit of a metallic bite takes over, spiraling the whole thing into a herbal/metallic/medicinal tailspin. It seems to recover just a bit as it sits/breathes/warms, but itís a little rough around the edges.
Huhzubendah (2162) - 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
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice amber color, with not much of a head on it. Had a rather light taste and very drinkable.